Taste of Chicago 2015

Taste of Chicago is the nation’s premium outdoor food festival!  Held in beautiful Grant Park every summer since 1980, this festival showcases delicious & diverse food as well as music performances by top artists and exciting activities for the entire family.

tasteThis year’s event is set for July 8-12th, and the lineup includes:

  • Weezer
  • Erykah Badu
  • Spoon
  • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Admission to Taste of Chicago is always free. Hours are 11am-9pm Weds-Fri and 10am-9pm Sat & Sun.

Looking for a downtown hotel to stay for the Taste and explore Chicago?  Try Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s Stay & Play Packages which includes:

  • Free self-parking ($34/day value)
  • Complimentary premium Wifi ($10/day value)
  • Daily $20 Food & Beverage credit

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Hyatt’s convenient location to Grant Park and Museum Campus makes the hotel the perfect home base for a Chicago summer visit.  Walk to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, or Shedd Aquarium.  Hope on the #3 bus or take the Green Line Train 2 stops to Grant Park. We hope to see you this summer!

 

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

 

Win a Trip to Windy City LakeShake Music Festival

LakeShakeContestEnter Hyatt’s Ultimate Windy City LakeShake Sweepstakes for a chance to win:

  • (2) 3-day passes to Windy City LakeShake Music Festival
  • 3-night stay for 2 in an Executive Suite at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place June 19-21st, 2015
  • Free self-parking and breakfast for 2 during stay

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Don’t want to leave it up to chance? Hyatt still has rooms available during LakeShake at the discounted rate of $179/night.  These rooms are going fast and this rate is only available until May 31st!  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is walking distance to Northerly Island, home of LakeShake. Click here to view the walking map.

 
You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 5671234

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!  Recently, we were recognized by Great Place to Work as one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces.

More recently, Hyatt was named to Fortune’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work For List for 2013 and 2014 and ranked 5th in Chicago Tribune’s 2014 Top Workplaces. Check out our current openings to see if you’d be a good fit:

  • Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
  • Concierge
  • Front Office Manager
  • Part-time PM Server – Shor

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2015 in Chicago

Capture2Visiting Chicago for Memorial Day? A local looking for something to do downtown for the long weekend? Whether you’re spending the three-day weekend with friends, family, small children, a significant other or flying solo, Chicago offers something for everyone to enjoy.

It’s officially summer in Chicago now that fireworks are back at Navy Pier!  Every Wednesday night at 9:30 and every Saturday night at 10:15 enjoy a fabulous firework show.  View the official summer fireworks schedule.  While you can view the fireworks from the dock or on board an evening cruise, we recommend this view from the top of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Get outside and into the fresh air at the Soldier Field 10 Mile.  This race runs long the beautiful lakefront path and finishes right on the 50 yard line of historic Soldier Field.  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is the official hotel of the Soldier Field 10 Mile with a special rate for runners. propcheckavailability12

One event that you won’t want to miss is Chicago’s annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 23 on State Street. The Wreath Laying Ceremony, honoring all of our brave fallen soldiers, begins at 11 a.m., with the parade following shortly after – at noon.

Chicago Beaches officially open on Friday, May 22. Choose from over 20 beaches across 26 miles of Chicago’s lakefront to submerge yourself in cool water, bury your feet in warm sand, soak up some sun and take in spectacular views of Chicago’s stunning skyline.

Don’t miss the annual Bike the Drive event and festival and on Sunday – it’s the only day of the year when bicycles completely invade Lake Shore Drive

There are still great rates available for the holiday weekend – from just $119/night!  BOOK NOW!

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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

 

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Print_Logo_COE2015_ENHyatt Regency McCormick Place is proud to announce that they have earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award for 2015.  This award is given to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.  Being that the award based on guest feedback, it holds a special place in our hearts and makes us that much more proud to have earned this achievement.

Come stay with us to feel what Certificate of  Excellence level customer service feels like! Use this link to save 20-60% off our daily rates with our special discounts for social media followers.

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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

Chicago Pride Parade & Festival

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Chicago’s Pride Parade and Festival is back and taking over two weekends this summer.

Chicago Pride Fest is Saturday, June 20th 11am-10pm and Sunday June 21st, 2015 11am-9pm.  Pride Fest takes place at the intersection of Halsted and Waveland and includes 2 stages with the latest dance and pop/rock music, food, drinks, and over 60 vendors offering arts, crafts, and unique merchandise tailored to the LGBT community.  Headliners include The Veronicas, St. Lucia, and Debbie Gibson.  Pride Fest is sponsored by the Northalsted Business Alliance.  Suggest gate donation is $10.

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Chicago’s 46th Annual Pride Parade will step off at 12 noon on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at the intersection of Montrose and Broadway, proceeding south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.

If any out-of-towners need a downtown hotel for the Pride Parade, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place has a special discounted rate of just $169/night June 26 & 27th, and $149 June 28th & 29th for our blog readers.

The hotel is LGBT friendly. In fact, for 11 years in a row, Human Rights Campaign recognizes Hyatt as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality, earning 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index.  Hyatt was also the first major hospitality company to offer domestic partner benefits including bereavement and FMLA.

Hyatt would love to welcome you to celebrate Chicago’s Pride Parade!

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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

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place VIP Guest of the Day

We love our social media guests and want to show them some appreciation! Every week, we ask our fans who deserves the special treatment and one deserving guest will be rewarded as the VIP Guest of the Day. This will be a follower/fan who has reached out to us through social media and already has a reservation to stay with us.Grand Suite Parlor

This weekend we are welcoming guests for the Soldier Field 10 Mile, but you don’t have to be staying with us for this event to be chosen as the VIP Guest of the Day!

The VIP Guest of the Day will be rewarded with the following:

  • Free premium Wi-Fi upgrade
  • Complimentary room category upgrade
  • Welcome amenity

We invite you to “stay social” with us and you may be chosen in the future as our VIP Guest of the Day!

Looking to book a future stay with us to participate in the VIP Guest of the Day program? Use this link to save 20-60% off our daily rates with our special discounts for social media followers.

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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

Win a Trip to Spring Awakening Music Festival

19521_10153361247844553_7687783154840218784_nEnter Hyatt’s Ultimate SAMF Experience Sweepstakes for a chance to win:

  • (2) 3-day passes to Spring Awakening Music Festival
  • 3-night stay for 2 in an Executive Suite at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place June 12-15th, 2015
  • Free self-parking and breakfast for 2 during stay

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Don’t want to leave it up to chance? Hyatt still has rooms available during Spring Awakening at the discounted rate of $184/night.  These rooms are going fast and this rate is only available until May 22nd!  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is walking distance to Soldier Field, home of SAMF 2015. Click here to view the walking map.

 
You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 5671234

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Career Opportunities

Hyatt Careers

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!  Recently, we were recognized by Great Place to Work as one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces.

More recently, Hyatt was named to Fortune’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work For List for 2013 and 2014 and ranked 5th in Chicago Tribune’s 2014 Top Workplaces. Check out our current openings to see if you’d be a good fit:

  • Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
  • Front Office Agent
  • Part-time Linen Runner
  • Part-time PM Server – Shor
  • Shift Engineer

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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The Marvel Experience in Chicago

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The Marvel Experience is coming to Chicago!

 

This interactive show for Marvel comic book fans will be at McCormick Place July 11 – Aug 2nd.  Fans will climb a wall like Spider Man and interact with superheroes like Iron Man, Captain American, Hulk, and Thor during the 2 hour show inside three large domes.  Participants will have simulated superhero-like powers to battle villains and will also enjoy a 4-D motion ride.

Chicago was chosen as one of only four cities the tour will visit this summer.  Tickets range from $25-$45 are on sale now.  Click here for tickets.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is conveniently located adjacent to McCormick Place and has rooms available for Marvel fans.  The newly renovated hotel is also convenient to Museum Campus, Soldier Field, the Chicago lakefront, and public transportation.

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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

 

 

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