Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge: 630-986-4100 Springhill Suites Marriott: 630-323-7530 Quality Inn and Conference Center: 630-325-2900

Family Spring Break in The Windy City

Although frigid temperatures remind us that winter is still in full swing, spring break is right around the corner and planning for the family trip takes a village. Here are a few off-the-beaten-track ideas to get the planning started!

  • Naperville Riverwalk – Chicago’s riverwalk is famous, but check out the Naperville Riverwalk for a kid-friendlier streamside stroll. With a large playground at one end and covered bridge to walk through over the river, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature. You’ll end in downtown Naperville where you and the family can window shop and grab a bite to eat. Naper Settlement is also within walking distance of the riverwalk.
  • Tulips on the Magnificent Mile – Spring in Chicago means one thing…Tulips. Annually, more than 500,000 tulips are part of “Tulips on the Magnificent Mile”, Chicago’s annual month-long spring festival showcasing tens of thousands of beautifully pigmented tulips blooming from mid-April through the end of May. Public art installations designed by local and international architects are usually placed in the garden beds to add extra pizzazz to the festival. Watch for blooming updates on the Magnificent Mile’s Facebook page.
  • Bike Lake Shore Drive – No matter how many car trips you’ve made over its eight lanes of traffic, you haven’t experienced the beauty of Lake Shore Drive, the scenic cityscape and the sparkling lake until you’ve seen it from the slow, leisurely vantage point of a bike seat. There are many places to rent bikes along the 18 mile lakefront bike route, some even offer free tours!
  • Snooze with the animals during Sleep Under the Skyscrapers at Lincoln Park Zoo! For the adventurous crews – an evening filled with animal visits, talks with animal ambassadors, a pizza dinner, movie, night time snack and breakfast the next day. Call for reservations.
  • Get colored at Wheaton’s Fun Run 2015, inspired by the Indian Festival of Colors, known as Holi. The run features colorful biodegradable powder being thrown at every mile marker and a party to finish off the run. Visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com to register.

At the end of a busy, fun-filled Chicago day, rest your feet and catch some z’s at one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Just 15 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the hotels in Burr Ridge promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay. Make it your base camp while in the Chicago area.

Welcome, Decorators, Cosmetologists, Manufacturing Tradesmen and Powerful Women!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • International Home + Housewares Show 2015 (March 7 – 10) – The International Home + Housewares Show offers you the opportunity to see firsthand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out, all under one roof. Browse bath, cleaning, and organizational products, cookware, tabletop decor, and energy conservation, appliances, healthcare products and more all in one show. For more information and a list of vendors, visit www.housewares.org.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • America’s Beauty Show  (March 21 – 23) – There’s only one America’s Beauty Show! Cosmetologists Chicago protects, builds and drives the salon industry by monitoring and lobbying for professional licenses while providing advanced education and scholarships. It is their mission to give back to their industry by educating all pros, members and non-members alike, and improving the cosmetology profession by helping those in need and producing the all-industry America’s Beauty Show. For more information, please visit www.americasbeautyshow.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • ProMat 2015  (March 23 – 26) – Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry’s leading innovators showcase their latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at ProMat 2015. At ProMat, you can discover the latest innovations from over 800 solution providers, learn the latest ideas driving productivity in ProMat keynotes and in more than 100 educational sessions, build strong business partnerships with suppliers and network with our peers. The best part is that there is no cost to attend the exhibits and conference sessions. Register today at www.promatshow.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • The Black Women’s Expo  (March 27 – 29) – Now in its 20th year and the nation’s longest running exposition of its kind, The Black Women’s Expo garners the attendance of thousands at this annual ticketed event and it has become an essential marketing tool for corporations seeking to engage this lucrative, upscale African American consumer in the country’s third largest market, Chicago. To learn more and register, please visit www.theblackwomensexpo.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

Engaged and Looking for a Chicago Venue?

Did you or someone you know get engaged over the holidays? If so, the hunt for the perfect venue has begun. Finding and booking a venue may be the single hardest part of planning your big day. You’ve got the perfect man and the perfect ring, now get the perfect venue! Look no further! The hotels at Burr Ridge have just what you need. With the convenience of an upscale suburban neighborhood just off I-55, choose the perfect accommodations for your reception and guest room needs.

Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but the hotels at Burr Ridge are here to help! The Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge is the perfect venue to host your wedding reception. With eleven flexible ballroom spaces, your dream begins right here at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge.

Another fantastic resource while planning your wedding day is the Chicago Burr Ridge Weddings website. You’re spending big bucks to host the reception of your dreams for you and your guests, so why not make the most of your money and treat everyone to a reception at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge! Spacious guest room accommodations and luxurious amenities provide the perfect setting for your special day. For more information for brides, check out the “Resources for Brides” section of the site.

The Quality Inn & Conference Center – Burr Ridge just completed a full overhaul of their ballroom spaces and they are stunning. With a capacity of 275 guests, this venue offers indoor and outdoor event space overlooking beautifully landscaped grounds. Consider providing a happy hour for guests in one of the modern lounge spaces and guests will be sure to tell their friends.

You and your guests will experience close proximity to downtown Chicago and its many attractions. The Hotels in Burr Ridge are conveniently located just 13 miles southwest of Chicago’s Midway Airport and 21 miles southwest of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Chicago, what’s not to love?

Quality Inn & Conference Center Ballroom

Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge Ballroom

Welcome, Car Lovers & Dentists!

  • Chicago Auto Show (February 14 – 22) – First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 107th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. Exhibits include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and projects, antique and collector cars. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Chicago Dental Society 150th Midwinter Meeting (February 26 – 28) – Build your knowledge with hands-on participation courses and live televised patient demonstrations. Meet with your colleagues from throughout  the dental community in person while you learn from the leaders in dental continuing education. Visit the Exhibit Hall, where you will find more than 600 commercial partners displaying the latest and best in dental products and services. To register and learn more, please visit http://www.cds.org/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

McCormick Place, Chicago

Welcome, Convention Planners, Outdoors Lovers, Home Improvement Enthusiasts, HVAC Professionals and Librarians!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • Convening Leaders 2015 PCMA Chicago (January 11 – 14) – Make No Little Plans! PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) Convening Leaders 2015 will be exploring 5 core tracks during each full program day, starting with big picture concepts in the morning and drilling down as the afternoon progresses from industry challenges to sessions that create a personal learning experience that delivers tangible takeaways. The program is designed to meet the needs of individual learning preferences through lecture, peer-to-peer and self-paced delivery styles. To register and learn more, please visit http://conveningleaders.pcma.org/home.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show (January 14 – 18) –  The Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show and Strictly Sail Chicago shows have joined forces to create the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine & outdoors sales event. If you love boating, camping, fishing, RVing, or sailing, this is the show for you! There’s no better place to see and buy boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget, the latest in RV’s, campers, fifth wheels, motorhomes and trailers, sailboats, sailing gear, rigging and accessories Marine engines, electronics and accessories, and camping, outdoor and fishing gear. Book trips with travel, charter and resorts too! To learn more, please visit http://www.chicagoboatshow.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Ideal Home Show Chicago (January 23 – 25) – Find new ideas, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, design, spring outdoor projects with hundreds of home experts all under one roof! Meet Ahmed Hassan from HGTV’s and DIY the original “Yard Crashers”. From windows to flooring to cabinets and decor plus much more! Shop, compare and SAVE for 3 days only! Buy tickets online and save! http://www.idealhomeshowchicago.com/home.html

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • International AHR Expo (January 26 – 28) – The 2015 AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR marketplace. The Show brings together over 2,000 exhibiting companies and 40,000 visitors, representing the entire spectrum of the industry including: HVACR manufacturers, engineers, contractors, OEMs, facility managers, and other professionals. You’ll find over 100 educational seminars, workshops and new product presentations. If you’re looking to keep up with the latest technology and trends, get face to face with the experts, and stay connected – then the AHR Expo is designed for you! To register and learn more, please visit http://www.ahrexpo.com/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (January 30 – February 3) – With hundreds of exhibiting organizations and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor in an integral part of your learning, professional development and networking that takes places at the meeting. Explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies, and enjoy meeting authors and enjoying live stages that include Book Buzz Theater, What’s Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demonstration Stage, and the PopTop Stage. To learn more and to register, please visit http://alamw15.ala.org/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr RidgeExtended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

McCormick Place

Save on Hotel Rooms – Splurge on The Magnificent Mile

Enjoy the best shopping in Chicago without spending an arm and a leg! With the holidays quickly approaching, the holiday shopping rush is in full force. Why not jet off (or take a road trip) to the Windy City and enjoy a weekend of one-of-a-kind shopping, boutiques and fabulous restaurants and wrap up your holiday shopping in one swoop? Staying in downtown Chicago can get expensive quick, so why not stay just outside of the city? You’ll get the best of both worlds — four great hotels in an upscale neighborhood just a stone’s throw from downtown Chicago AND you’ll save up to 40% on hotel rooms, which is good for your pocketbook. Plus, with the money you save, you can treat yourself to a special gift this holiday season.

The Magnificent Mile (also known as the Michigan Avenue District) is known as one of the most upscale shopping Meccas in the Midwest. From a variety of one-of-a-kind boutiques to iconic department stores, you’ll find something here for everyone on your list. Hundreds of restaurants and cafes span the 8 city block of The Magnificent Mile, so you won’t go hungry. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Ghiradelli Chocolate Company or the Hershey’s Factory. It’s easy to get lost in the magnificence of the Michigan Avenue District during the holidays with the Christmas tree lit and sparkling and holiday decorations abundant, Michigan Avenue shopping is not to be missed.

Why spend the extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the four hotels in Burr Ridge promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible! So after a long day of shopping and sightseeing, let the Burr Ridge Hotels take care of you. The Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge welcome you and your family to the upscale suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge, all while saving up to 40% on your hotel room. Move savings on hotel rooms equals more guilt-free shopping on The Magnificent Mile for you! Four hotels, four price points and plenty of fantastic restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay!

Shopping on The Magnificent Mile

Skip the Crazy Crowds and Shop Small in Chicago this Holiday Season

Black Friday has come and gone but holiday shopping is still in full force until Hanukkah and Christmas. Ready to skip the crazy crowds, insane parking and long lines typically found at big box stores and malls? Shop small this holiday season and support small and local businesses while saving yourself time, hassle and one big headache! Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza – Enjoy this traditional European open-air market by browsing everything from Old World trinkets to mountain goat wool coats. Sip on a warm cup of hot cocoa and listen to traditional holiday entertainment as you wander. And who doesn’t love free admission? The Christkindlmarket is open now through Christmas Eve.

  • One of a Kind Show Chicago – Chicago’s most “ONEderful” time of the year! A refreshing alternative to traditional retail, the show is the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on  your list! Shop small AND handmade! The show runs December 4 – 7 at the Merchandise Mart. Start shopping!

  • Wicker Park & Bucktown – The Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods of Northwest Chicago provide for a thriving area filled with historic arts, culture and restaurants. With hundreds of hip boutiques, lounges and restaurants, and community events, the WPB neighborhoods are sure to entertain the whole family. WPB nightlife is not to be missed!

  • The upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood, just north of Chicago, is home to many upscale national retailers, boutiques, bookstores, restaurants and coffee shops and a wonderful neighborhood to walk by foot. The Lincoln Park Zoo, which is situated in the neighborhood, is a free activity that is great for families with children as an alternative to shopping.

Why spend the extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the four hotels in Burr Ridge promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible! So after a long day of shopping and sightseeing, let the Burr Ridge Hotels take care of you. The Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge welcome you and your family to the upscale suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge, all while saving up to 40% on your hotel room. Four hotels, four price points and plenty of fantastic restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay!

Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza

Welcome, Powersports Junkies, Musicians and Practicing Islamics!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • Dealer Expo (December 5 – 7) – The Dealer Expo expands from its longtime home in Indianapolis to larger quarters in Chicago to deliver more powersports products, more training, more networking and more excitement to the powersports industry’s annual gathering. The Dealer Expo will offer a dedicated focus on new products, a larger venue, affordability, an educational symposium and a host of networking events and features. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.dealerexpo.com/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • The Midwest Clinic – The 68th Annual Conference (December 17 – 20) –  For almost 70 years, The Midwest Clinic has showcased music industry trends, music education, and offered an array of clinics and exhibits for all age and experience levels. It is the largest music conference of its kind in the country. Join in on clinics, reading sessions, rehearsal labs and participate in and enjoy world-class performances. Anyone can attend! To learn more and to register, please visit http://www.midwestclinic.org/default.aspx.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • 13th MAS-ICNA Annual Convention (December 25 – 29) – The largest, most diverse and entertaining Islamic event! Promising many exciting speakers and workshops, this event is not to be missed! To register and learn more, please visit http://www.masconvention.org/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

Plan a Company Holiday Party Employees will be Excited to Attend!

It’s that time of the year again, the leaves are falling and the green grass hibernates until the spring when the snow finally melts. This time of the year also means planning for the holidays and whether you’ve been tasked with planning the office holiday party or you love planning social gatherings, everyone can use these simple tips and tricks to keep stress levels at a minimum and create a fun, festive and memorable office holiday party guests will remember for years.

  • Throw the party at a venue other than the office. Renting a ballroom or party space is not always expensive. The Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge provides up to 10,000 square feet of event space and a tasteful ballroom – perfect for any size company gathering in an upscale yet completely affordable setting. The Quality Inn & Conference Center furnishes a large ballroom for a large party or can provide smaller space for just about any size event and the SpringHill Suites at Burr Ridge provides a smaller meeting space for not-so-large parties as well.

  • Send real invitations, not a mass email. What’s more exciting than receiving a hand-addressed, professionally printed event invitation? If you value your employees, they deserve more than an e-vite to a company holiday party being thrown in appreciation and recognition for their hard work and dedication.

  • Decide on a party atmosphere. Casual, Formal, Corporate, Cute? Deciding on an atmosphere will set the tone for the party as well as make each decision for the planner easier.

  • Give guests something to talk about. Have everyone wear an ugly sweater or make the party a masquerade ball. Mix it up!

  • Have good music. These days, hiring a DJ isn’t necessary, create a great playlist with a variety of tunes, plug it into the speakers and the music is taken care of. Easy as pie!

  • Decide to do a “White Elephant” gift exchange. Everyone has that useless punchbowl from Aunt Sally from three Christmases ago, why not trade it for another useless gift? This hilarious gift exchange takes the pressure off buying a thoughtful/useful gift for a coworker and makes the exchange more fun.

Whether you’re planning a party for a small business or a national corporation, any of the four hotels in Burr Ridge are happy to accommodate you and your guests this holiday season. Visit www.burrridgehotels.com to view 360° video tours of each of the four hotels. The Burr Ridge Hotels make party planning simple! We are happy to welcome and host any size party – whether your company has 5 employees or 500. The Burr Ridge Hotels are nestled in a relaxing, wooded setting, just far enough away from the city to take a deep breath and enjoy the holiday season.

Discover the four hotels in Burr Ridge: Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge and the Quality Inn & Conference Center, and enjoy one of Chicago’s best kept secrets. Burr Ridge is located just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (½ mile south of I-294).

Welcome, Packaging Experts, Medical Students, Retail Bankers, Cardiologists and Radiologists!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • PACK EXPO International 2014 (November 2 – 5) – North America’s largest packaging and processing show grows more powerful every year. Only PACK EXPO focuses on processing and packaging solutions while at the same time introducing you to technologies and ideas from all different industries. It’s the one place you can discover innovations you didn’t know existed and truly see what is possible. When you need to meet efficiency targets, launch a new product, automate or streamline your operations, start by exploring PACK EXPO International 2014. To register and for more information, please visit www.packexpointernational.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Minority Student Medical Career Fair (November 8 ) – This event is designed to reach all high school and college students, parents, advisors, guidance counselors, school administrators, and any individuals interested in pursuing a career in medicine and biomedical science. Get information from U.S. medical schools, internship programs, Aspiring Docs, MCAT, AMCAS, and more. Take charge of your future by using this opportunity to speak with diversity affairs, admissions, MD-PhD and PhD program directors and/or administrators from the attending medical school. To learn more and register, please visit https://www.aamc.org/students/minorities/medical-career-fair/380986/chicago.html.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • BAI Retail Delivery 2014 (November 12 – 14) – BAI Retail Delivery challenges financial professionals to escape the day-to-day, reimagine retail banking, and thrive in a rapidly changing world. At this year’s premier retail banking event, BAI Retail Delivery will help transform you from the leader you are now, to the visionary you want to be, giving you actionable insights and inspiration that will help you reimagine the world of retail banking. To learn more and register, please visit www.bai.org/retaildelivery.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 (November 15 – 19) – The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has the best science and is the leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States. The Scientific Sessions attracts more than 17,000 attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. Lead the way to discovery in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke. For more information and to register, please visit http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Sessions/ScientificSessions/Scientific-Sessions_UCM_316900_SubHomePage.jsp.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • RSNA 2014 (November 30 – December 5) – With more than 300 courses covering topics on critical issues in every subspecialty, the Radiological Society of North America’s 2014 Annual Meeting is not to be missed. Mingle at the Sip & Savor Social, experience a comprehensive meeting program featuring industry experts, critical research and groundbreaking science opportunities, and see, touch and shop products presented by over 700 exhibitors. To register and learn more, please visit www.rsna.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

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