Limited Time – Hotel for Luke Bryan at Soldier Field just $79

164212aCountry super star Luke Bryan is coming to Chicago Labor Day weekend, this time to sell out the biggest arena available, Soldier Field, as part of his That’s My Kind of Night stadium tour.  Luke Bryan will also welcome these special guests for this performance:

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Lee Brice
  • Cole Swindell

Already have your tickets, but still looking for a hotel that’s close to Soldier Field?

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is walking distance.  At just 2 blocks and a pedestrian bridge, you won’t find a more convenient place to stay for these shows.  No fighting the parking crowds and heavy traffic.  Simply park, check in, and walk over to the concert. Click here to view our Soldier Field walking map.

For a limited time only, our blog readers can save big with a special discounted rate of just $79 for Sunday night, August 31st.

We look forward to welcoming you to spend Labor Day Weekend with Luke Bryan!

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Spend Labor Day Weekend with One Direction at Soldier Field

onedirectionTeen boy band sensation One Direction is coming to Chicago to play 2 nights at Soldier Field as part of their Where We Are Stadium Tour.  Already have your tickets, but still looking for a hotel that’s close to Soldier Field?

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is walking distance.  At just 2 blocks and a pedestrian bridge, you won’t find a more convenient place to stay for these shows.  No fighting the parking crowds and heavy traffic.  Simply park, check in, and walk over to the concert.  Click here to view our Soldier Field walking map.

Our blog readers can save big with a special discounted rate of just $179 for Friday and Saturday night when booking below. We look forward to welcoming you to spend Labor Day Weekend with One Direction!

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Your Guide to Labor Day Weekend 2014 in Chicago

The BeanSummer is slipping away, and Labor Day Weekend is just one month away!  If you don’t already have plans to be out of town, here are some events going on right here in downtown Chicago to help you make the most of the long, holiday weekend:

  • Concerts at Soldier Field: Soldier Field will be a hot spot in Chicago this Labor Day weekend with Friday & Saturday shows by boy band sensation One Direction and a Sunday night show by country star Luke Bryan featuring Dierks Bentley.
  • North Coast Music Festival: 2014 marks the 5-year anniversary of the first North Coast Music Festival which takes place every Labor Day weekend in Union Park, part of Chicago’s booming West Loop neighborhood.   Headliners include Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, and Snoop Dogg.
  • Chicago Jazz Festival: A Chicago tradition, the Chicago Jazz Festival is FREE and takes place at various venues throughout the downtown including Grant Park, Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center, and Roosevelt University. Headliners play in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and include Terence Blanchard with Ravi Coltrane & Lionel Loueke, PRISM, and Sun Ra Arkestra.

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    Navy Pier Fireworks

  • Navy Pier Fireworks: The Navy Pier Fireworks are a staple for the Chicago skyline every Wednesday and Saturday night Memorial day through Labor Day.  See the last show of the season Saturday, August 30th, at 10:15pm.
  • Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival: Don’t miss the shopping event of the year on Chicago’s Mag Mile, Michigan Ave.  Highlights include the “A Magnificent Taste” culinary event with VIP celebrity chefs, ShopFest fashion show and pop-up shopping along Michigan Ave, meet and greet with Laura Marano star of Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”, Coco Jones live in concert, Pamper Your Pooch activities, and sales and special offers from stores along the Magnificent Mile.
  • Remix Chicago: Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair taking place in Logan Square between the 2200 & 2300 blocks of Milwaukee Ave.  Recycled, re-purposed, and up-cycled, jewelry, household items, and art, and clothing take center stage while live bands also perform in the background.  The music lineup includes Bring Your Ray Gun, Panda Riot, Jaime Rojo, and Vaya.

    Carnival at Naperville's Last Fling

    Carnival at Naperville’s Last Fling

  • Naperville Last Fling: 45 minutes west of Chicago, Naperville’s Last Flight isn’t your typical suburban summer festival.  The Last Fling has two music stages, a carnival, a family fun area with pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, and crafts, a labor day parade, and other special events running all weekend long.  Headliners for the Last Fling include ARRA, OAR, Vertical Horizon, Smashmouth, and 7th Heaven.  The Last Fling is FREE, additional tickets required for main stage acts.
  • Taste of Polonia Polish Festival: This annual Labor Day festival in Chicago’s northwest Jefferson Park has live music, food, and fun for all four days.  Four stages and 38 live bands will play various genres while vendors serve Polish food and beer.  There will also be kids stages, a kids zone, indoor casinos & bingo, plus many more vendors and exhibits. Admission is $7, Kids 12 & under are free.
  • African Festival of the Arts: The 25th annual African Festival of the Arts returns to Washington Park Labor Day weekend with a marketplace, beer & wine garden, children and family area, and pavilions that focus on everything from film, health & wellness, quilting, drumming, spirituality, and more.  This year’s festival is headlined by Grammy Award winning Cassandra Wilson Johnson.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the gate.

How do you plan to bid adieu to summer in Chicago? Anything still need crossing off on your summer to-do list?

Attending any of these events or something else in downtown Chicago and looking for a hotel for Labor Day weekend?  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s blog readers can enjoy a discounted rate of $179 for Friday and Saturday, and a rate of just $79 for Sunday night.   Enjoy!

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Meet the Team Monday: Daily Grind & In Room Dining Manager Andrea Goldberg

1c9855cMeet Daily Grind Fresh Market & In Room Dining Manager, Andrea Goldberg.  Andrea graduated from Purdue University in 2011 with experience as an intern at a prominent Indianapolis hotel as well as a Banquet Captain at Purdue University’s Catering & Events department.

In June 2012, Andrea joined the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place family in our Banquet department as an office coordinator.  Andrea managed payrolls for a staff of 80+ banquet servers and convention services members as well as assisting with event logistics, menus, labels, decor, and ensuring meeting planner satisfaction.

Andrea’s hard work in the Banquet Department paid off last August when she was promoted to manager our In-Room-Dining department and Daily Grind Market.  Be sure to stop Daily Grind or order from In-Room-Dining when staying in the hotel.  Andrea’s team is always doing fun specials and offers to guests and look out for free samples by some of their Made-In Chicago locally sourced vendors such as Sweet Margy’s Confections and Ruth & Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream.

If Andrea or her team can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact them at 312.528.4070.

 

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Hotel Near Soldier Field for Chicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Bears 2nd pre-season game takes place Thursday, August 14th at 7pm at Soldier Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Coming in to town for the game and need a hotel walking distance to Soldier Field?  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is an official Soldier Field hotel located just 2.5 blocks from the pedway at 18th street that leads right to the Waldron Deck and main stadium entrance.

Mx Lounge Tailgate Terrace

Mx Lounge Tailgate Terrace

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is also located right in between the stadium and the Bears official tailgating lot at 31st st. Click here to view a walking map from the hotel to Soldier Field.

August 14th is a busy day for Chicago hotels, and rates are getting high.  Bears or Jaguars fans reading this blog can enjoy a discounted rate of just $219 with free self-parking (a $34/night value).  This discounted rate is available for Thursday Aug 14th and/or Friday Aug 15th.

Enjoy pre-game specials and atmosphere on Mx Lounge’s “Tailgate Terrace” outdoor patio.  We’ll be grilling up your favorite burgers and offering food and drink specials before and after game time.

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Also check out our discounted rates for all home Bears games for the 2014 season.

 

You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

11th Annual Bash on Wabash Celebrates the South Loop Aug 23-24

BashWabashLogo-300x2842014 marks the Eleventh Year Anniversary for the “Bash On Wabash” with the goal of bringing neighbors and businesses alike, from near and far, to a festival that showcases the beauty, creativity, history and culture of the South Loop.

Located in the heart of the neighborhood on Wabash Avenue between 13th Street and 14th Place, this years’ “Bash on Wabash” promises to be an experience to remember!

Benefiting the Greater South Loop Association (GSLA) and a portion of proceeds to the South Loop Food Pantry, this lively, colorful festival will have something to offer everyone including a wide variety of musical acts, food and beverages (including beer and wine), arts & crafts, an elaborate children’s area, vendor booths, and so much more!

For any South Loopers with friends or family coming to town for the Bash or any attendees who need a place to stay this weekend, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is proud to offer our neighborhood a discounted rate of $159 for Friday or Saturday nights.  That’s $20 off the regular Hyatt Rate of the Day.

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Big Ten Network 10k Runner Specials & Discounts

The Big Ten Network 10k is taking place tomorrow at Soldier Field, and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is excited to be the official host hotel for runners and spectators!  With the personalized t-shirts, school mascots, and tailgate after party, this race is sure to be a good time.

The hotel is just minutes from Soldier Field.  Simply walk 2.5 blocks north on Calumet Ave. and take a right at Battle of Ft. Dearborn Park following the signs that read “to lakefront”.  The pedway will lead you straight to the main entrance of Soldier Field.  Click here for an easy walking map.  Total walk time is approximately 10-15 minutes, the perfect pre-race warm-up.

Here are some specials and discounts we’re running within the hotel especially for Big Ten 10k participants:
Shor Restaurant

Shor Restaurant

Friday Night Dinner
Carbo-load for Saturday with dinner in Shor Restaurant. We have whole wheat penne, asian style noodles, and shrimp & chicken diavolo pastas on the menu. Shor is open from 5-10pm.

Race Day Breakfast
A 7:00am race time means an early morning for runners. Daily Grind Fresh Market will be open overnight to allow runners to stock up on fresh fruit, granola bars, pastries, coffee, juice energy gels, and more the night before or in the wee early hours before the race. Enjoy either of these combos for just $4:

• Fresh Fruit and Bottled Water
• Gatorade and Clif Shot Bloks

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Big Ten Network 10k Finisher Medal

Post-Race Celebratory Brunch
Enjoy a post-race celebratory brunch back in Shor.  Toast to your success with a bloody mary or fresh mimosa.  Runners: show your race bib or finisher medal to your server and get $4 off mimosas and 10% off your bill for the entire table.  Cheers to you and your accomplishment!

We look forward to welcoming all Big Ten Network 10k attendees and good luck in tomorrow race!

 

You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Tailgate Terrace Open for Panic! at the Disco at Northerly Island Tonight

Mx Lounge Tailgate Terrace

Mx Lounge Tailgate Terrace

Mx Lounge within Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will have our outdoor “Tailgate Terrace” open tonight for those attending tonight’s Panic! at the Disco concert at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island.  Pre-show dinner and drinks in the neighborhood is the perfect way to avoid the traffic and hassles of getting to Northerly Island.  Tonight should also be great patio weather, and we have plenty of seating.

Tonight’s drink special is “Panic Punch” for $6.  Mx also has a full menu.

Tailgate Terrace is just minutes from FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island.  Simply walk 2.5 blocks north on Calumet Ave. and take a right at Battle of Ft. Dearborn Park following the signs that read “to lakefront”.  The pedway will lead you to the walkway by Soldier Field.  Northerly Island is just beyond the stadium along the lakefront.  Click here for an easy walking map.

If you prefer to ride in style to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, our friends and neighbors at Reggie’s will have their rockin’ tour buses running to Northerly Island and will stop by the hotel to pick up guests from the front drive at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you for the show tonight!

 

You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Career Opportunities

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Are you looking to make a career move? Do you think you have the Hyatt touch? Hyatt is a great place to work! Don’t believe us?

Ask Crain’s Chicago Business who ranked us 10th in their 2012 Best Places to Work as well as 3rd for Best Workplaces for Women!

In 2013, Hyatt was also ranked 6th in Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces.

More recently, Hyatt named to Fortune’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work For List.  Check out our current openings to see if you’d be a good fit:

  • Director of Outlets
  • Housekeeper/Room Attendant
  • Part-time Cocktail Server – M/X Lounge
  • Part-time Public Areas Attendant
  • Part-time Restaurant Food Expediter
  • Part-time Server – Shor Restaurant – AM Shift
  • Part-time Server – Shor Restaurant – PM Shift

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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Introducing Hyatt’s South Loop Guide

shops_view3_smThe South Loop is booming.  And we’re not just saying that because we’re a part of it.  The South Loop is truly an exciting neighborhood in Chicago where every day a new condo building, restaurant, or retail shop is opening up around the corner.

We’re so proud of our neighborhood that we decided to start our very own South Loop Guide to keep you informed on all the local restaurants, shopping, attractions, transportation, and more available in our ‘hood.

 

Click here to check out our new interactive South Loop Guide.

 

From shopping at The Roosevelt Collection and The Maxwell, to dining at Acadia or Chicago Firehouse, days spent at Shedd Aquarium or The Field Museum, and nights at Soldier Field or Northerly Island concerts, there’s always something to do in the South Loop!

Looking for a hotel in the South Loop?  Use this linkto save 20-60% off our daily rates with our special discounts for social media followers.

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