Win a Trip to The Marvel Experience in Chicago Including Hotel Stay

The Marvel Experience Chicago Hyatt Sweepstakes

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ENTER TO WIN:

GRAND PRIZE

  • Family 4-Pack of Tickets to The Marvel Experience July 11th-Aug 2nd at McCormick Place
  • (1) Free Night’s Stay in a Skyline Suite at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place for a date of your choice during The Marvel Experience
  • Free self-parking and breakfast in Shor Restaurant during stay

RUNNER UP

  • Family 4-Pack of Tickets to The Marvel Experience July 11th-Aug 2nd at McCormick Place
  • (1) Free Night’s Stay in a standard guest room at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place for a date of your choice during The Marvel Experience

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The Marvel Experience, is headed to LakeSide Center at McCormick Place in Chicago from July 11th through August 2nd, 2015 with a groundbreaking, interactive, and immersive attraction.  Your adventure has you joining forces with Marvel’s mightiest heroes on a mission to save the planet.  Your journey will take you through the amazing 3D, 360 degree stereoscopic full-Dome projection theater before taking flight in the thrilling motion ride.

  • Fly as Iron Man, Swing with Spidey, and Smash villains as Hulk!
  • The world’s only 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic dome theater and thrilling motion ride
  • Augmented reality and multi-person gaming
  • A themed cafe, mega store and more!

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is excited to partner with The Marvel Experience to provide an exciting package which includes:

  • Discounted Marvel Experience tickets (discount 10% off)
  • Complimentary self-parking ($34/day value)
  • Complimentary premium WiFi ($10/day value)

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Use your ticket discount to upgrade with the Special Operative V.I.P. Experience Package for exclusive perks like:

  • Limited Edition VIP shirt
  • VIP Badge and Lanyard
  • 15% Discount at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Shop
  • Exclusive Marvel Experience Merchandise
  • One Return Trip to the Experience
  • Skip the Entry Line at McCormick Place
  • Cinch Bag

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Book your room today to enjoy this unique package!

 

 

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’s Chef Melissa Rose Named Champion at the Hyatt Midwest Regional Good Taste Series Culinary Competition

GoodTasteSeriesLogoToday Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hosted the Midwest Regional Good Taste Series Culinary Competition. After serving two dished for the judges and 40 reception attendees, Melissa Rose, Executive Sous Chef here at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place took home 1st place.  The Good Taste Series competition not only highlights our company’s amazing talents, but also reinforced Hyatt’s global food philosophy; Food. Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served.

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Our esteemed judges

Local celebrity judges were tapped for the panel as they evaluated the chefs as they prepared two rounds, one Sustainable, Locally-Source Seafood Dish, and one Vegan Dish. The judges included:

  • John Colletti, Managing Partner at Gibson’s Restaurant Group that includes Gibson’s Steakhouse and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
  • Dr. Sandy Goldberg, regular contributor on NBC5 Chicago in her series “Food for Thought”
  • Susan Santiago, a former Vice President of Food & Beverage for Hyatt Corporation, she is now a Senior Vice President of Operations.
  • Doug Bradley, Vice President of Culinary for SAVOR.
  • Chef Judson Todd Allen, a finalist on Food Network’s hit show, Next Food Network Star Season 8, he is also a personal chef to some of Chicago’s elite.
  • Chef Paul Katz, the former Corporate Executive Chef of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, Chef Paul Katz joined Bottleneck Management in 2011.  He has also served at the media spokesperson for national food brands including the American Butter Institute.

The panel reception lasted around 3 hours as attendees and judges listening to the chefs describe their beautiful dishes, watched them plate, and, of course, sampled their dishes! At the end, Chef Melissa Rose of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place was awarded the title and will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Good Taste Series National Competition (last year’s held at Andaz Wailea in Maui Hawaii), and $500 American Express gift card. The winner of the National Competition in November will win a week-long trip to the Hyatt destination of their choice within the U.S., Canada, or Caribbean, travel expenses including airfare, and an extra week’s paid vacation.

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All the Chefs from the Midwest

for 1st Place, Chef Melissa prepared a Seared Diver Scallop “Vesuvio” English Peak Ragout, Piquillo Pepper Coulis, Oregano Studded Crispy Potatoe for her Sustainable Seafood Dish, and a Thyme-Scented Braised Vegetable Cassoulet with Spiced Red Lentil Sausage and Grilled Focaccia for her Vegan Dish.  2nd Place went to Beth Janocha from Hyatt Regency Cleveland and 3rd Place went to Michael Kropp from the Park Hyatt Chicago.  Every contestant in the Midwest Competition was recognized with a copy of a popular new culinary book. Contestants included:

 

  • Joshua Karther, Executive Sous Chef, Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
  • Adam Zelten, Lead Cook, Hyatt on Main Green Bay
  • Isidro Arroyo, Sous Chef Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Beth Janocha, Lead Cook, Hyatt Regency Cleveland
  • Robert Brake, Banquet Sous Chef, Hyatt Regency Columbus
  • Ray Silvia, Sous Chef, Hyatt Regency Hill Country
  • Melissa Rose, Executive Sous Chef, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
  • Daniel Bronke, Executive Sous Chef, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
  • Chester Cleveland, Culinary Supervisor, Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh
  • Michael Kropp, Sous Chef, Park Hyatt Chicago

Good luck in Finals Chef Melissa!  We know you will represent the Midwest Region well.

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Chimichurri Corn and Quinoa Cake with Pickled Root Vegetable Salad Served with a Roasted Butternut Squash Gastrique Garnished with Micro Mustard Greens by Hyatt Regency Columbus’ Chef Robert Brake

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Sweet Potato and Zucchini “Sushi” with Edamame and Avocado Puree Garnished with Cauliflower Tomato Sauce and Kale by Hyatt Regency Chicago’s Chef Isidro Arroyo

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Vegan Pierogis Filled with Kale and oyster Mushrooms Braised in Thirsty Dog Siberian Imperial Stout Paired with Roasted Garlic and Beer Kraut by Cleveland Kraut, Painted Tofu Sour Cream, and Pickled Kohlrabi by Hyatt Regency Cleveland’s Chef Elizabeth Janocha

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1st Place Winner Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s Chef Melissa Rose

 

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 Morningstar Investment Conference, Future Business Leaders of America, and Green Sports Alliance Summit, 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

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 Front Office Manager
  • Front Office Agent
  • Part-time Beverage Server Assistant (Busser) – M/X Lounge
  • Part-time PM Server – Shor

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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Stay & Play at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place for Wrigley Field Concerts 2015

Every year a handful of must-see performances happens at Wrigley Field.  No matter what weekend of the summer it is, everyone always seems to be talking about what concerts are going on at historic Wrigley Field.

wrigleyconcertFour concerts have been announced at Wrigley Field for the 2015 season.

  • Billy Joel with Gavin DeGraw – Thursday, August 27th, 2015
  • Foo Fighters with Cheap Trick – Saturday, August 29th, 2015
  • Zach Brown Band – Friday, September 11th, 2015
  • AC/DC – Tues & Weds, September 15-1th, 2015

Seats sold out quickly these shows, but you can still find some tickets available on Stubhub.

Hotels will be filling up for these busy concerts dates, so make plans to stay & play at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place for these Wrigley Field concerts.  The Stay & Play Package includes:

  • free self-parking ($34/day value)
  • complimentary premium Internet access ($10/day value)
  • $20 food and beverage credit to use at any of the hotel’s restaurants.

This package is a $69 value, and the best way to enjoy your summer concert weekend in downtown Chicago while saving on all the extras like parking and food and drinks.  Your $20 food and beverage credit could be used for a pre-concert cocktail in M/X Lounge or breakfast in Shor after a late night out on the town.

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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

Third Eye Blind & Dashboard Confessional Set to Play Northerly Island

thirdeyeHear all your favorite 90′s hits including “Semi-Charmed Life“, “Jumper“, and “Screaming Infidelities” while taking in the beautiful Chicago skyline when Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional come to town on Friday, June 26th at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.  Do you have tickets?  There are still some available on LiveNation.

Need a place to stay in downtown Chicago?  The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place loves welcoming guests from out of town or local Chicagoans who want to make a getaway of concerts downtown at Northerly Island. Northerly Island just a quick walk from the hotel along the lakefront path by Soldier Field.  Click here for an easy walking map to Northerly Island.  Total walk time is approximately 20 min.

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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.  Please note that shuttle times may take longer than walking due to traffic congestion for the show.

M/X Lounge within Hyatt Regency McCormick Place also makes for a great place to tailgate before the show.

If you haven’t made your reservations yet, we’ve discounted guest rooms just for you!  Book through this link for a $169/nt rate.  Skip the hassles of traffic, make a night of it downtown in luxurious accommodations, and sleep in the next morning when you book our Social Media Rate We look forward to welcoming Third Eye Bind and Dashboard Confessional fans.

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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: Chicago Blackhawks Themed Weddings

It’s a special Stanley Cup edition of Wedding Wednesday this week in honor of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks!  Sports teams are great way to show your personality at your wedding. While some may keep sports strictly to the grooms cake, if a sports team is a big part of your life, why shouldn’t it be a big part of your wedding?  Today we’re highlighting Chicago Blackhawks Wedding Ideas:

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Cake, Cup. Same difference? And why not invite Tommy Hawk himself to make an appearance?

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Creative Save The Date Idea

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Those Shoes!

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You never know what can happen if you arrange for photos at the United Center!

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

Blackhawks Rally Announced at Soldier Field

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WGN News has confirmed that the Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champion’s Parade has been scheduled for 10am Thursday, June 18th.

The parade route will run along Monroe Street beginning at Jefferson St all the way to Michigan Ave.  The rally will be held afterward at Soldier Field.  More details are still TBA regarding the rally and will be updated as they are released.

Need a hotel near Soldier Field for the parade and rally? Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is the closest hotel to Soldier Field, at just a 10-15 min walk.  Click here to view the easy Soldier Field walking map.

Hyatt is offering a FLASH SALE RATE of just $189/nt for June 17th & 18th.

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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

 

 

Windy City LakeShake Tailgate Party

slide-image-1-1761x645Looking for a place to tailgate this weekend for Chicago’s first 3-Day Country Music Festival?

Join us on “Tailgate Terrace”, M/X Lounge’s outdoor patio, for a Windy City LakeShake Tailgate Party!

No tickets, reservations, or entry fee required. This pre-party is completely free! You don’t even have to be a guest of the hotel to attend.

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M/X Lounge Tailgate Terrace

Just show up to our patio party on Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st from 11am-3pm for great food and drink specials by M/X Lounge, games, and great country music before head over to the festival.

Special Tailgate Menu:

  • Ditka Dogs: Polish or Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sausage $9
  • 1/3 lb Burgers $8
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches $8
  • Chipotle BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Coleslaw $8
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap $7
  • Bags of Chips $1
  • Domestic Beer Bottles $6
  • Wine $7
  • Soft drinks $2

Stay tuned to our social media channels for more info.  We can’t wait to party with you!

Remember, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is just a quick 20 minute walk from the hotel and tailgate party, so walking is our recommendation for the fastest and easiest way to get to LakeShake.  Click here to view the easy walking map from the hotel to Northerly Island

Our friends over at Reggie’s will be running a complimentary shuttle if you would prefer to cut the walk but increase your travel time.  Shuttle times are as follows for Reggie’s Rockin’ Tour buses:

  • Fri June 19th
    • Hotel to Northerly Island 2:00PM
    • Hotel to Northerly Island 5:00PM
    • Northerly Island to Hotel 11:00PM
  • Sat June 20th
    • Hotel to Northerly Island 1:30PM
    • Hotel to Northerly Island 6:30PM
    • Northerly Island to Hotel 11:00PM
  • Sun June 21st
    • Hotel to Northerly Island 1:00PM
    • Hotel to Northerly Island 5:00PM
    • Northerly Island to Hotel 11:00PM

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place still has rooms available for this weekend.  Blog readers can access our special Social Media Discounted Rate of $159 when you book through the link below.

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TAILGATE PARTY IS WEATHER PERMITTING

 

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 Natl Fire Protection Association and Windy City LakeShake Country Music Festival, 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

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