Bears vs. Vikings in Monday Night Football

gemmy-football-halloween-jack-o-lantern-pumpkin-light-up-plug-in-illumination-9e25f98186be895006a464cedbfc9c64With many early season home games on the road, a Halloween Monday night matched up against NFC North’s Vikings teams will be one of the first home games for the Chicago Bears this season.

As an official Soldier Field hotel, Hyatt is just a short walk from the stadium; closer than the official tailgating lot! Click for an easy walking map or view a time lapse of the walk.

Blog readers can enjoy discounted rate of just $149 with free self-parking.

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Available October 28, 29, 30, 31, and November 1.  All rates subject to change and hotel availability.

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 the Chicago Tribune who ranked Hyatt #7 in Chicago’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2015, or Fortune who put Hyatt #11 on their list of Best Workplaces for Diversity.  The Human  Right’s Campaign has awarded Hyatt their “Best Place to Work” award for LGBT Equality for 2016 and has scored 100% on their Corporate Equality Index since 2005.  Great Place to Work list Hyatt in the top 25 for the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, and one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women for 2015.

Want to join the amazing things happening #InAHyattWorld?  Check out our current openings to see if you’d be a good fit:

  • Engineering Apprentice
  • Steward – Events
  • Steward/Dishwasher
  • Cook 3 – Associate Dining Room (Part-Time)
  • Part-Time Bell Attendant
  • In-Room Dining Server (Part-Time
  • Overnight Public Areas Attendant

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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Chicago Football Home Opener 2016

afsp-fb-ca-viks-photogrphy--5Football season officially gets underway in Chicago on September 19th, 2016 when the Bears face the Eagles on Monday Night Football.

As an official Soldier Field hotel, Hyatt is just a short walk from the stadium; closer than the official tailgating lot! Click for an easy walking map or view a time lapse of the walk.

Blog readers can enjoy discounted rate of just $149 with free self-parking.

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Available September 16,17,18, 19.  All rates subject to change and hotel availability.

Share Your Chicago Air & Water Show Photos to #WinHyattAirWater to Win Prizes!

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Headed to the Chicago Air & Water Show this weekend?

Take a photo during the Chicago Air & Water Show, and upload it on Instagram or Twitter using  #WinHyattAirWater between Aug 19-22nd, 2016, and be entered to win prized from Hyatt!

Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: One night’s Stay in Executive Suite at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place with Parking & Breakfast for 2. ($850 value)
  • 2nd Prize: One night’s Stay at Hyatt Regency Chicago ($200 value)
  • 3rd Prize: $100 Gift Card to Level Two Restaurant inside Hyatt Magnificent Mile
There’s still time to book our Air & Water Show Package for this weekend.  Take the hassle out of planning your trip to the Air & Water Show by staying at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.  Packages start from just $159 and include:
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to North Avenue Beach
  • Breakfast for 2 in Shor Restaurant
  • Free self-parking at the hotel ($36/day value)
  • Complimentary premium Wi-Fi access in your guest room ($9.95/day value)

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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 Chicago Air & Water Show, 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!

Not yet staying with us?  Our Chicago Air & Water Show Package is still available for this weekend from just $159 and includes:

  • Breakfast for 2 in Shor Restaurant
  • Trolley Service to/from North Ave Beach
  • Free Self-Parking ($36/day value)
  • Free Premium WiFi Speed ($10/day value)

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It’s Good Not To Be Home at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Rickey Smiley & Friends in Chicago

rickey-smiley-2012-5Comedian Rickey Smiley is bringing his latest stand up tour, Rickey Smiley & Friedns, to Chicago on Saturday, September 24th, 2016, and tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.  Rickey Smiley is best for his prank phone calls.

The show starts at 7pm at the Arie Crown Theater which is inside McCormick Place and connected to Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.  If you’re attending the show and are looking for a place to stay downtown, look no further.  It can’t get more convenient than Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.   Leave your jacket in your guest room and walk right over to the Arie Crown Theater via enclosed sky bridge.  The hotel even has rates from $119 available all weekend long.  Turn an overnight for the comedy show into a weekend getaway!

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It’s Good Not To Be Home at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

3rd Annual Hyatt Good Taste Series Midwest Regional Culinary Competition

Last week, 9 Hyatt Chefs served 18 dishes to 5 illustrious judges and over 40 reception attendees to compete in Hyatt’s 3rd Annual Good Taste Series Midwest Regional Culinary Competition.
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Shrimp Two Ways by Hyatt Regency Cleveland’s Robert De La Ree: Purple and Gold Califlower Crudo with a Shrimp Salad, Topped with a Frisee Nest, Olive Poached Shrimp Perched on Top and Drizzled with Herb Oil and Garnished with a Roasted Bread Stick

The Good Taste Series is an innovative competition Hyatt has organized in an effort to support and promote it’s culinary talent.  The competitions are for Hyatt Chefs (not Executive Chefs) only and taking place around the country in twelve different brackets.  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place had the honor of hosting the Midwest bracket.  The chefs were asked to prepare a Sustainable Seafood Dish and a 2nd dish that was consistent with Hyatt’s food philosophy, Food: Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served.

Prizes:

  • 3rd Place: 1-years subscription to a food magazine or cookbook of choice
  • 2nd Place: Shun Knife
  • 1st Place: Trophy, $500, and an All Expense Paid Trip to the Finals in Mexico, not to mention bragging rights.
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Candied Beet Root and Goat Cheese Cheesecake atop a Crunchy Pumpernickel Crust Topped with Spicy Salmon Ceviche with Coconut-Lavender Cream and a Toasted Jalapeno-Dill Macaron.

Our judges included:

  • Sandy Goldberg: Sandy Goldberg is a clinical nutritionist and a regular contributor to NBC5 Chicago News since 1994 in her regularly bi-weekly series “Food for Thought.”  
  • Gale Gand: Gale Gand is a pastry chef and partner of the one year old restaurant Spritz Burger, a collaboration with The Hearty Boys, and partner in the Michelin one star restaurant, Tru, both in Chicago.  She was the host of Food Network’s long running show “Sweet Dream”s, and author of 8 cook books.  
  • Julie Gordon: Julie is a food & housewares blogger for InspiringKitchen.com using her 14 years of experience in the housewares industry and sharing it with newlyweds, homeowners, interior designers, and realtors to build the kitchen of their, or their client’s needs. 

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    Grilled Quail Served Over a Pistachio Almond Milk & Goat Cheese Risotto Topped with a Door County Cherry-Rose Compote by Hyatt Regency Milwaukee’s Chef Gil Amador-Licea

  • Katie Cahnmann: Katie is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Know You Know Events, one of Chicago’s most eclectic events calendars ranging from fashion, food, charity, sports, music and more.  Katie is also the Food & Drink Editor for Chicago Woman Magazine, the premier platform for professional women in Chicago.
  • Doug Roth: As a third-generation restauranteur, Doug has helped startups and established restaurants like Tap Room Gaming, Sage Vertical Garden Systems, L3 Hospitality Group, and Goose Island Brewery.  Doug has designed many nationally recognized concepts including Bistro 110, Bistro 100, Blackhawk Lodge, Don Roth Restaurants, and the award-winning Red Moon.  

The contestants:

  • Armando Diaz – Hill Country Resort & Spa
  • Gil Amador-Licea – Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
  • Robert De La Ree – Hyatt Regency Cleveland
  • Steven Sims – Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
  • Tracet Sortman – Hyatt Regency Columbus
  • Matthew Hunt – Hyatt Regency Chicago

3rd Place: Jose Fontanez – Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

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Pan-Seared Cap Steak Served with Chive and Horseradish Pomm Puree, Sweet Potato Croquet, Roasted Heirloom Baby Carrots, and Sweet Creamed Corn with Bordelaise Sauce.

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Citrus & Dill Seared Salmon Served with Watercress & Roasted Parsnip Puree, Green Peas, Crispy Dill, Shrimp Mousseline Stuffed More Mushroom with Citrus Burr Blanc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd: Place: Brandon Drummond – Grand Hyatt Washington D.C.

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Bahn Mi Cure King Salmon with Pickled Daikon & Carrot, Shaved Jalapeno, Soy Pearl, Spicy Sauce, and Coconut Pineapple Cracker

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Maryland Grass-fed Gouchuiang BBQ Bison Tenderloin, Bull’s Blood & Gold Beer Leather with First Pick Summer Vegetable Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st: Place: Patrick Clark – Hyatt Regency O’Hare

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Spiced Leroy Fjord Salmon Tostada with Black Bean Spread, Might Vine Pico de Gallo, Avocado Lime Crema & Micro Cilantro

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Ancho Honey Glazed Indiana Duck Breast with Chipotle Grits & Grilled Peach & Corn Relish

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From Left: Dr. Sandy Goldberg, Julie Gordon, Patrick Clark, Katie Cahnmann, Gale Gand, and Doug Roth

 

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 the Chicago Tribune who ranked Hyatt #7 in Chicago’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2015, or Fortune who put Hyatt #11 on their list of Best Workplaces for Diversity.  The Human  Right’s Campaign has awarded Hyatt their “Best Place to Work” award for LGBT Equalityfor 2016 and has scored 100% on their Corporate Equality Index since 2005.  Great Place to Work list Hyatt in the top 25 for the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, and one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women for 2015.

Want to join the amazing things happening #InAHyattWorld?  Check out our current openings to see if you’d be a good fit:

  • Bell Attendant
  • Cook 2
  • Cook 3 – Associate Dining Room (Part-Time)
  • Cook 4
  • In-Room Dining Server (Part-Time)
  • Part-Time Bell Attendant
  • Server – Events (On-Call)

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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Hip Hop Summerfest Coming to Chicago

13581975_909809992498614_3982343584897839322_oHip Hop Summerfest is coming to Chicago’s Addams/Medill Park September 9-11th, 2016 and will feature over 125 acts!  The festival, put on by Star Events will feature:

  • Doug E Fresh
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Trina
  • Slick Rick
  • Twista

Tons of new wave and legendary DJ’s will be spinning.  View the full line up.

Tickets are on sale now starting from just $48.  BUY TICKETS.
HOTEL DISCOUNT:
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is located just minutes from Adams/Medill Park and UIC. Blog readers get a special discounted rate of $179/nt during Hip Hop Summerfest, that’s over $100 off the daily rate! BookNow

Rate available September 9,10,11.  All rates subject to change and availability.

It’s Good Not To Be Home at 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 Week

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 Capella University, 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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It’s Good Not To Be Home at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

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