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 already has a reservation to stay with us and has reached out to us through social media telling us why they deserve some extra special treatment.

Lakeshore Suite ParlorThis week we welcome guests for the filming of Antiques Roadshow at McCormick Place as well as the AACC Annual Meeting but you don’t have to be staying with us for one of these events to be chosen as the VIP Guest of the Day!

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

  • Free premium wireless Internet connection
  • Complimentary 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

Ticket Tuesday: Tickets to Devon Allman Band & George Tandy Jr.

It’s Ticket Tuesday! Today we’re giving away TWO pairs of tickets to concerts at neighbors at Reggie’s Rock Club.

The first pair of tickets is for this Thursday night’s Devon Allman Band show in the Reggie’s music joint.  Son of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, Allman grew up surrounded by music and released his first solo album, Turquoise, in 2013.  Tickets start from just $10 each and are still available here.  The show starts at 7pm.

George Tandy Jr.

George Tandy Jr.

The second pair of tickets is for George Tandy Jr’s Thursday night show in Reggie’s Rock Club.  Tandy Jr.’s debut single “March” is currently #3 on Billboard’s Adult R&B charts and is a Top 10 song at more than fifty radio stations in major markets.  Show time is 7:30pm.  Tickets are $10 and are still available here.

Want to win?  Simply comment on our Facebook post with why you deserve to win and which show you want to see!  One winner will be chose at random.

Not staying with us yet?  Book your downtown Chicago hotel room at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.  Save 20%-60% off our Hyatt Daily Rate when you click here to book.

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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

Illinois Association of Realtors Game On Giveaway – Win Free Conference Registration + 2 Night Stay

Sweepstakes 600 x 315 bAttention Illinois Realtors: The Game is On!  The IAR Fall Conference & Expo is in downtown Chicago for the first time Sept 4-6th, 2014.

Now’s your chance to win a full conference registration plus a 2 night stay at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the headquarter hotel.  Click here to enter.

 

Speakers at the IAR Fall Conference include Ashton Gustafson, Marki Lemons Ryhal, and Matt Tenney.  View the full conference schedule and speakers here.  Registration is just $99/day or $149 for the full conference.  Register by August 14th before prices increase.  Register now.

Already registered and still need to book your hotel room?  Rooms are still available at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place at the discounted IAR rate of just $179/night.

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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 Bears Face Philadelphia Eagles for First Pre-Season Game

Eagles-vs-BearsThe smell of football is in the air as NFL training camps get underway this week.  Chicago Bears training camp in Bourbonnais is open to the public beginning on Friday, July 25th.  Get more details on the training camp schedule and viewing times here.

The Bears first pre-season game takes place Friday, August 8th at 7pm at Soldier Field against the Philadelphia Eagles.  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 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.  Bears or Eagles fans reading this blog can enjoy a discounted rate of just $99 with free self-parking (a $34/night value).  This discounted rate is available for Fri Aug 8th and/or Sat Aug 9th, 2014.

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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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:

  • Part-time Cocktail Server – M/X Lounge
  • Part-time Restaurant Food Expediter
  • Part-time Server – Shor Restaurant – AM Shift
  • Part-time Server Assistance (Busser) – PM Shift

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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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 5671234

Good Luck Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Runners

10547535_10154429042935473_2522140064670522118_nAre you ready to rock?

On Sunday morning, 20,000 runners will take to the streets of Chicago to run the 2014 Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has a band for every mile of the 13.1 mile course to keep runners and spectators rocking.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is proud to be the headquarters hotel for this annual summer race.  Here are some details for race weekend that will come in handy for runners, supporters, and Chicagoans:

Health & Fitness Expo: The Health & Fitness Expo and packet pick up takes place in the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place which is attached to the hotel.  Expo hours are Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.

Race Course & Street Closures: Everyone traveling in Chicago this weekend should take note of the course map and road closures as this will impact travel times.

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner: Shor Restaurant, located within Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, will offer a pre-race pasta dinner Saturday night to help runner’s carbo-load.  The all-you-can-eat buffet is $25/person and includes pasta, loaded baked potato bar, baked chicken, roast beef, assorted vegetables, and a salad and dessert bar.  Shor is open for dinner from 5pm-10pm.

Start Time & Location: The race starts and finishes on Columbus Drive in Grant Park.  The first coral starts at 6:30am.

Complimentary Shuttle: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will run a complimentary shuttle on race day to take runners and spectators from the hotel to the intersection of 13th & Indiana.  This is as close to Grant Park as race officials will allow vehicles due to road closures and security measures.  The shuttle will depart from the front drive of the hotel on a first come, first serve basis.  No sign up is required.  The shuttle will run from 4:30am until 12:30pm.  The pick up location for those returning to the hotel will be the same spot as drop off.

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Show your race bib or finisher medal and get $4 off a celebratory mimosa – Cheers to you!

Race Day Breakfast: Race day is an early morning for runners,so 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 the wee early hours before the race.  Mention this post and get a fresh fruit and water combo for $4.

Post-Race Brunch: Hop off the shuttle back at the hotel and enjoy a post-race celebratory brunch. Toast to your success with a bloody mary or mimosa.  Runners: show your race bib or finisher medal and get $4 off your mimosas!

Good luck Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago runners! Our team will be cheering for you.

 

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 Phish 3-Day Festival at Northerly Island

phish-300x225Phish is playing a 3-day festival at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island for the second year in a row.  Whether you are looking for a place to tailgate, pregame, or crash near Northerly Island, we’re looking forward to welcoming you this weekend!

Northerly Island is walking distance from Hyatt Regency McCormick Place at just 2.5 blocks to the pedestrian walkway at Soldier Field which leads you to the lakefront and Northerly Island.  Total walk time is approximately 15-20 minutes door to door.

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Reggie’s Rockin’ Tour Bus

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 make making stops at the hotel as well.  Hop on the Reggie’s shuttle from the front drive of the hotel Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 4pm, 5pm, or 6pm.

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$6 Phish Bowls

 

 

 

Mx Lounge within Hyatt Regency McCormick Place also makes for a great place to tailgate before the show starts daily.  Our “Tailgate Terrace” will be open and playing music by Phish to help get you in the mood.  We’ll also be serving up tasty “Phish Bowls”, a mix of Bacardi Mango Fusion rum, Blue Curacao, and a dash of fresh pineapple juice for just $6.  Enjoy a tasty beverage (or three or four) and then hop on the shuttle over to the show!

Mx Lounge Tailgate Terrace

Mx Lounge Tailgate Terrace

The hotel is sold out on Saturday & Sunday nights already, but there are still a few rooms available for Friday at a discounted rate of $189 for our blog readers.

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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

 

Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry Come Together for Show at Northerly Island August 10th

Daughtry in Concert at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - March 26, 2014Hit makers the Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry have teamed up this summer for a co-headlining tour that will be stopping at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Sunday, August 10th with special guests the Plain White T’s. 

You can be sure to expect hits such as “Iris”, “Slide”, “Over You”, “Home”, “It’s Not Over”, “Crawling Back to You”, and “Hey There Delilah” as well a music from both the Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry’s new albums.  Tickets are still available on LiveNation.  

For those needing a hotel close to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion for the night of the show, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is walking distance to Northerly Island, and is offering a special discounted rate for this concert of just $99!  Click here to view an easy walking map from the hotel to Soldier Field.  FirstMerit Bank Pavilion is located along the lakefront just beyond the stadium.

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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

Wedding Wednesday: Tips for Short-Term or Last-Minute Weddings

?????????????????????????????????????????You’ve met the one and you’re now engaged.  You can’t wait to be married, but you’re not looking forward to all the planning, expense, and drama that can come with larger weddings?  Sure, you could try a destination wedding, but you’ll be worried that close friends or family who can’t afford the big airline/hotel expense might pass on your big day.

What about just a short-term, last-minute wedding instead?  While most engagements are lasting 13-24 months according to this infographic from Wedding Paper Divas, it’s still very possible to plan a wedding, of any size, in just a few months without the need for an expensive wedding planner.  Check out our tips for planning a short-term or last-minute wedding.

Officiant: Today you can become an ordained minister online in about 10 minutes.  Get a close relative or friend to officiate your vows.

Venue: This can actually be easy to book than you might think.  Sure, many popular venues get booked well in advance, but if you are flexible with your date and creative with your venue, you can still book a great space just a few months out.  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place has many last minute wedding venue deals in the coming months.  You can also try online platforms such as Canceled Weddings to buy wedding contracts and packages at discounted prices from those who, sadly, had to cancel or re-schedule their weddings.

Dress: Sure, dress alterations can take weeks, but purchasing a wedding dress doesn’t have to take 7-10 months.  There are plenty of gorgeous gowns you can buy off the rack, and save a lot of money doing so!

Cake: Get creative – have a friend who made an awesome cake for a friend or child’s birthday party?  Invite them to create your wedding cake.  They’ll be honored.  You could also forgo the cake and do a beautiful cupcake or cookie display table instead.

Photographer: Photographers that specialize in weddings tend to be booked far in advance.  Instead, try a friend who took those great vacation or family pics with their fancy new camera.  Or try crowd-sourcing your wedding photos by hashtagging your wedding.

Bridesmaid Dresses: They don’t want to be forced into buying the dress anyway.  Pick a color scheme and let them pic their dress of choice from any local store or boutique.  Or if you really want them to all look the same, you can also pick a dress that is readily available in many sizes at a major department store or online and allow them to get any alterations on their own as needed. Your  bridesmaids will love you for it anyway.

 

Planning your wedding?  The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place would love to host your wedding!  View Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s online wedding brochure.  Or contact our wedding coordinator Stacy Terpsma via email or at 312.528.4168

 

 

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 already has a reservation to stay with us and has reached out to us through social media telling us why they deserve some extra special treatment.

Lakeshore Suite ParlorThis week we welcome guests for the ASI Show, RealPage’s 2014 RealWorld User Conference, and the Rock n Roll Half Marathon, but you don’t have to be staying with us for one of these events to be chosen as the VIP Guest of the Day!

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

  • Free premium wireless Internet connection
  • Complimentary 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

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