Chicago Tourism News
New female leadership for Choose Chicago
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Choose Chicago have announced that Lynn Osmond will take up the role of chief executive of Choose Chicago. Osmond becomes the first woman to hold the role.
Routes Americas to return to Chicago next year
Routes Americas, which is held in a different location each year, brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss air service strategy and future networks.
Marriott signs for St. Regis property in Chicago
Marriott International has signed an agreement with Magellan Development Group to introduce its St. Regis Hotels & Resorts brand to Chicago. The project is anticipated to include 191 hotel rooms.
The Hoxton, Chicago, welcomes first guests in United States
Taking its place as the seventh hotel in the now global series, the hotel boasts 182 rooms, three distinct dining and drinking destinations.
Chicago sets new tourism records in 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced Chicago welcomed over 57.6 million visitors in 2018 - a growth of 4.3 per cent over the previous year, resulting in a new tourism record.
Hilton unveils first ever tri-branded property in Chicago
Hilton has announced the opening of its first tri-branded property, which includes Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place.
MICE focus drives up visitor figures for Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, president of Choose Chicago, have announced Chicago reached record tourism levels in the first quarter of 2018.
Chicago welcomes 55 million visitors in 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that visitors to the city in 2017 reached 55.2 million – a new record and 2.5 per cent increase over the previous year. The increase of 1.4 million reaches the mayor’s ambitious goal of 55 million visitors annually – two years early.
Chicago attracts record visitor numbers in first quarter
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, president of Choose Chicago, have announced projections of visitors to Chicago in the first quarter reached a record 10.51 million, an increase of 3.5 percent over first quarter 2016.
MICE tourism drives record Chicago visitor numbers
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that visitors to Chicago in 2016 reached 54.1 million – a new record and 2.9 percent increase over the previous year’s record performance. The increase of 1.5 million visitors moves the city closer to reaching the mayor’s goal of 55 million visitors.
EVA Air to launch Chicago flights in November
Star Alliance member EVA Air has announced a brand new route, the third to be launched in 2016, further reinforcing its status as one of Asia’s most dynamic carriers. As of November 3rd, EVA Air will connect Taipei directly with Chicago on its latest-model, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, making the ‘Windy City’ its eighth gateway into North America.
Chicago tourism continues to break records
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Don Welsh, president of Choose Chicago, have announced the city has set multiple tourism records for the summer 2014 travel season. For the first time, Chicago saw records across all key performance indicators – demand, occupancy, supply, average daily rate, revenue per available room and overall revenue.