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

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).

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!

Golf the Chicago Suburbs: The Best Courses for Golf in the Fall

Chicago is the public-golf capital of the United States, and with more than 200 public courses in the Chicagoland area, its tough to answer the question, “Where should I play golf in Chicago?”. We’ve made it easy for you. With the leaves changing color and a slight nip in the air, it’s a great time of year to play golf. Make a weekend out of it! Many of the resorts offer spa services and lodging accommodations to ensure there is something for everyone.

  • Cog Hill Golf and Country Club – Lemont, IL – Enjoy the “old world” style clubhouse and garden patio after a round of world-class golf.

  • The Glen Club – Glenview, IL – Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, enjoy spectacular views on a challenging course.

  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa – Galena, IL – Superior golf paired with quaint inn-style rooms and the tranquil Stonedrift Spa set the tone for a perfect weekend of relaxation.

  • Orchard Valley Golf Course – Aurora, IL – Enjoy a blend of natural challenges such as meandering wetlands, lakes, roughs, water hazards, bunkers, hollows and waterfalls, rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.

  • Cantigny Golf Course – Wheaton, IL – Part of the historic 500-acre Cantigny Park, the grounds also include museums, formal gardens and picnic areas.

  • Harborside International – Chicago, IL – The premier golf experience in downtown Chicago and home to the most expansive driving range and practice facility in Northern Illinois.

  • Ruffled Feathers Golf Club – Lemont, IL – A public golf course with a private club feel and the only Pete and P.B. Dye designed course in Chicagoland.

  • Prairie Landing Golf Club – West Chicago, IL – Modeled after seaside links style golf courses found in Ireland, the prairie links style was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and offers meticulously conditioned rolling grass fairways, massive sweeps of native grasses and strategically placed grass mounds and sand bunkers.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! When your feet are tired from walking the course all day and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to 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 Burr Ridge. 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.

Welcome, MedTechs, Plastic Surgeons, Eye Professionals and Fitness Club Managers!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • AdvaMed 2014 – The MedTech Conference (October 6 – 8 ) – AdvaMed 2014 is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking. It is a “must attend” event for any MedTech company. To learn more and to register, please visit www.advamed2014.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).

  • Plastic Surgery The Meeting (October 10 – 14) – Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty, poised to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from nearly 50 countries around the globe. The conference is intended for plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes. Now in its 88th year, Plastic Surgery The Meeting has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice. To learn more and to register, please visit www.plasticsurgerythemeeting.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).

  • AAO 2014 (October 18 – 21) – The American Academy of Ophthalmology 2014 meeting offers unlimited learning opportunities, in a variety of formats to meet your educational objectives. Enhance your knowledge, expand your practice management skills and explore Chicago! AAO 2014 registration includes access to the exhibition, Academy Cafe panels, Learning Lounge discussions, Opening Session, original paper sessions, scientific posters, spotlight sessions, symposia, Technology Pavilion presentation, video programs and much more! To learn more and register, please visit www.aao.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).

  • Club Industry Show 2014 (October 18 – 21) – Leading, connecting and inspiring the fitness community, the Club Industry Show provides a stellar conference program designed to help you in your business, inspire personal growth and provide insight into where the industry is headed. This year’s conference is bringing together the top experts in the industry to share their knowledge with you! To learn more about the speakers, schedule and to register, please visit www.clubindustryshow.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.

Welcome, Manufacturing Decision Makers, Women Entrepreneurs and Graphic Communications Experts!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 (September 8 – 13) – More than 100,000 industrial decision-makers, including many of your competitors, attend the IMTS to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems. They know that to survive and succeed, they must keep up with technology and stay ahead of their competitors! The conference, where Technology and Business connect, brings together experts from the industry to give you the most useful and up-to-date technical information available. Gain insight into improving your production and operations, learn from professionals with solutions to your manufacturing challenges and network with peers. What are you waiting for? Learn more and register at www.imts.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 Burr Ridge. 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).

  • 28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference (September 17) – for 28 years, the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) has provided a conference focused on meeting the needs of women and minority business owners in the Midwest. The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference (EWC) offers women business owners the opportunity to increase the profitability of their businesses by building relationships with corporate and government buyers, business experts and other women business owners. Discover a variety of breakout sessions, receptions offering networking opportunities, a powerful keynote speaker and much more. To register and learn more, please visit www.ewc28.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 Burr Ridge. 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).

  • GRAPH EXPO 14 (September 28 – October 1) –  This year the world’s Graphic Communications Industry will convene in the largest print market in the world to rejuvenate, energize and find the trending business solutions and exciting new profit opportunities. At the “Integrate” themed GRAPH EXPO 14, spanning the realms of Print, Online and Mobile, you will experience the full spectrum of equipment, products and services from wide format inkjet printing to marketing/creative services/media/print buying and so much more! Experience live demonstrations, business diversification opportunities, and educational opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. To learn more and register, please visit www.graphexpo.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 Burr Ridge. 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 hotels in Burr Ridge! 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 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 Burr Ridge. 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.

Music & Summer Festivals in the Windy City

Ahh summertime…as the temperature rises in the Windy City so does the popularity of soaking up the summer sun and getting outside while it’s here.  With the music scene going full force and tons of cultural, arts and food festivals all over town, Chicago is hoppin! With the Cubs playing at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park, there’s always a game to catch, too. The summer of 2014 in Chicago holds a few jems for Chicagoans as well as travelers all over the midwest. Lollapalooza, the Chicago Air & Water Show, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the Chicago Jazz Festival all take Chicago by storm this summer, so grab your tickets then make your hotel reservations at one of the four Burr Ridge Hotels before the last-minute summertime rush! Don’t fight the downtown traffic and spend big bucks on downtown hotel rooms. These hotels are conveniently located in the upscale, suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge at the I-55 and County Line Road intersection, ½ mile south of I-294 — a straight shot from the city. Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica or Quality Inn & Suites.

Lollapalooza! The magical combination of twelve letters that drive heavy metal, alternative rock, punk rock and hip hop fans nuts.  The weekend long festival held at Grant Park August 1st-3rd attracts fans from across the nation to this one-of-a-kind eclectic event. The event provides and showcases music from headlining bands such as Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon and Calvin Harris as well as many up-and-coming artists such as Cage the Elephant, Iggy Azalea and Rebelution.  Lollapalooza has been held in Grant Park since 2003 and fans definitely do not see it stopping anytime soon. You’re lucky if you’ve got tickets in hand for this sizzling summer event!

Fighter jets and skydivers have been performing dangerous daredevil routines over Lake Michigan since the summer of 1959! Whether you’re an avid onlooker and attendee each year or a just thought you would check something new out this summer, the Chicago Air & Water Show continues to amaze Chicagoans as well as visitors from around the midwest. The show returns to the Lake Michigan waterfront August 16th and 17th and is fun for the whole family! And the best part is…it’s totally free!

Want to relive the good old days and reminisce this summer? Check out Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the United Center August 23rd. Jam and rock out to “I Won’t Back Down” and “American Girl” with thousands of your closest friends as Steve Winwood guest performs. If you don’t already have tickets, hurry, because they’re almost gone!

If rock and roll isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Chicago has something for you too! The Chicago Jazz Festival returns August 28-31st at the Cultural Center in Millenium Park. Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the Chicago  Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition promoting awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Visit http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/ to read featured artist bios and check out the Neighborhood Nights concert schedule. You won’t believe that it’s totally free!

Whether you’re planning a summer vacation to Chicago or checking out a spur-of-the-moment concert or event in the Chicago area, the four hotels in Burr Ridge continue to provide safe and comfortable upscale lodging just outside the city.  Each of the four hotels located in Burr Ridge (about 18 miles from Downtown Chicago) will provide you and your family and friends a convenient and money saving place to stay. Whether you’re checking out Tom Petty or the Chicago Air & Water Show or just passing through Chicago on the way to another destination, Burr Ridge is your best options for convenient and comfortable accommodations. Free parking, fantastic restaurants, and just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown, what’s not to love?

Welcome, Healthcare Engineers, Education Professionals and National Guard members!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • 51st ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition (August 3 – 6) – The ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering) Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition is the trusted national conference and trade show for health care facility management and engineering professionals. As the healthcare landscape rapidly shifts, facility management teams need to prepare for ways they can continue to add value back to their organization. This requires expanding teams’ knowledge as roles and responsibilities speedily evolve. ASHE is your trusted guide through this process, and this conference is your toolkit for keeping pace with the changing environment. Please visit www.ashe.org to register and learn more.

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).

  • 2014 Head Start Pre-Service Conference (August 8) – The Ounce of Prevention Fund hosts an annual conference for our Head Start and Early Head Start directly-operated, delegate and partner agencies before the start of the new school year. The event provides professional development opportunities for more than 400 program staff. This one day conference offers an array of workshops designed to prepare you for success both in and outside of your Early Head Start and Head Start programs. To register and learn more, please visit www.ounceofprevention.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).

  • 136th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition (August 22 – 25) – A NGAUS (National Guard Association of the United States) tradition, the annual conference allows members to gather and vote on the top legislative priorities for NGAUS, share information and celebrate the camaraderie of being National Guard and NGAUS members. The conference returns to the renowned Windy City, a bevy of unique sights, sounds and flavors. To learn more, please visit www.ngaus.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 hotels in Burr Ridge! 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 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 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.

Chicago – The Coolest Midwest Vacation Spot for Families This Summer

Whether your family is looking to soak up the sun, sightsee or shop until you drop during this summer’s vacation, Chicago has it all! It’s a sports-loving, festival-mad, culture-rich city with something for everyone. There are endless things to do and explore with the family in and around Chicago. It’s time to get started planning. Here are a few recommendations on the best family hotels, events, museums, excursions, architecture, shopping, beaches and more to get you started:

Best Family-Friendly Hotels near Downtown Chicago

- The four hotels in Burr Ridge (Chicago suburb) – Stay here, play there! Get the best of both worlds with free overnight hotel parking, easy access to the highway or the fun commuter train to Union Station, fantastic restaurants close by and great shopping here in Burr Ridge. And, best of all, all the wild attractions and museums of downtown Chicago are just a stone’s throw away. Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Check out www.BurrRidgeHotels.com for info on each of the hotels.

Best Park in Chicago

- Millennium Park – Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, tours and family activities. Take a snooze on the lawn under brushed stainless steel ribbons of Frank Gehry’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion or take a family selfie of your reflection in the famous “Cloud Gate” sculpture. Fun for everyone!

Best “WHOA!” View in Chicago

- Hancock Observatory – Perched 94 floors above famous Michigan Avenue, the famous skyscraper offers a spectacular view that stretches from the Lake Michigan shoreline across three state lines! Venture out on SkyWalk, the open-air viewing deck and you’ll understand why they call Chicago the “Windy City”. *Admission is included in the Chicago CityPass.

- Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier – This 150-foot Ferris wheel is a famous landmark housed on Navy Pier. Enjoy stunning view of the lake and the city’s magnificent skyscrapers and skyline.

Best Sightseeing Attraction in Chicago

- Navy Pier – A former training center for pilots during World War II, Chicago’s Navy Pier is a tourist magnet with a small amusement park, dozens of colorful craft stalls, souviner shops and eateries of all kinds. Navy Pier also also houses the Chicago Children’s Museum, a 3D IMAX theater, an ice rink and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. *Every Wednesday and Saturday night in the Summer, Navy Pier puts on a showy display of fireworks. Watch from the pier or from the shore!

Best Animal Experience Around Chicago

- Brookfield Zoo – Chicago’s major zoo sprawls over 216 acres and is home to thousands of animals from across the world including Nora, Brookfield Zoo’s baby Gorilla! Just minutes from Burr Ridge!

- Shedd Aquarium – The largest indoor aquarium in the U.S. also contains an oceanarium and the Caribbean Coral Reef tank which contains nurse sharks, barracudas, stingrays, and a hawksbill sea turtle. Catch the aquatic show and see and hear how animals like beluga whales, sea lions and dolphins are cared for and trained every day. See how the Shedd way of training highlights their incredible natural behaviors!

Most Interesting Architecture Tour in Downtown Chicago

- Wendella Boats – Take the 90-minute tour down the Chicago River and learn about Chicago’s most famous architecture from animated tour guides.

Most Fun Way to Get Around in Chicago

- The El, Chicago’s elevated train. Take a look out the window and you’ll see everything Chicago is known for–the Chicago River, monumental architecture, and more.

Best Discount/Deal Around Chicago

-Chicago CityPASS – One ticket gets you admission to FIVE of Chicago’s most popular attractions: Shedd Aquarium (VIP entry), Skydeck Chicago (Fast Pass), The Field Museum (All-Access Pass), Museum of Science and Industry or 360 Chicago, and the Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago. Visit all five attractions and save 50% on admission fees with the Chicago CityPASS. Passes are valid for nine consecutive days. Learn more and purchase passes here.

Summer is here! Enjoy Chicago, the coolest midwest vacation spot for families! and don’t forget to check out www.BurrRidgeHotels.com and www. BurrRidgeRestaurants.com.

Welcome, Basketball All-Stars, Advertising Gurus, Runners and Rental Housing Professionals!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • NIKE Tournament of Champions (July 9 – 12) – The NIKE Summer Showcase returns to McCormick Place, hosting as many as 450 of the most competitive basketball teams in the world in 45 courts, all under one roof. To view participating teams, schedules and results, please visit http://www.niketournamentofchampions.com/events/detail.cfm?id=59.

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).

  • ASI Show (July 15 – 17) – The Ad Specialty Industry’s #1 Meeting Place is celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary this year!  The Advertising Specialty Institute’s yearly stop in Chicago returns with 5 strategically timed shows, 20,000 quality distributors, daily education and unsurpassed daily networking. Don’t miss out on this unprecedented event! Register now at https://register.rcsreg.com/r2/asiil2014/ga/top.html?pri=&cpc=&mm=.

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).

  • Rock & Roll Chicago Race Expo (July 18 – 19) – For two days, over 70 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day and don’t forget to pick up your race number, gear bag and t-shirt if you are running the Rock & Roll Chicago Half Marathon or 5K! For more information, please visit http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/chicago/expo.

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).

  • Annual RealWorld Users Conference (July 20 – 22) – Join the 1,000+ rental housing professionals who attend the RealWorld User Conference every year! The competitive registration cost includes access to keynote and featured speaker presentations, all educational and hands-on sessions, live product demos, welcome reception, breakfasts and luncheons, professional development sessions, exciting events and networking opportunities and much more! To learn more and to register, please visit http://www.realpage.com/realworld/.

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 Burr Ridge Hotels; 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.

Budget Chicago for Seniors Looking for Adventure!

Looking for some adventure this summer but not interested in sky high hotel and parking rates? Not to worry! Chicago has an abundance of attractions, even for seniors on a budget. Take into account Chicago’s efficient public transportation system and numerous events and museums offering senior discounts and you’re ready to rock and roll. Here are a few tips and tricks to get your trip planning started.

Getting to Chicago

Travel to Chicago by plane, train or automobile! Chicago’s main airports, O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport, 17 miles and 11 miles from Downtown Chicago, respectively are great options as well as traveling by Amtrak passenger train to Union Station. Driving to Chicago by car is also very convenient. Many large U.S. cities are within just a few hours of the Windy City.

Where to Stay

Not interested in paying sky high room rates found in Downtown Chicago? Save money by staying in nearby Burr Ridge, an upscale suburb of Chicago located just 18 miles from downtown. Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge and the Quality Inn & Conference Center and save up to 40% on your hotel stay. With free well-lit parking at all four hotels, what’s not to love? And, the fun doesn’t end when you come back to the hotel — the nearby Burr Ridge Village Center and County Line Square offers boutique shopping, fine dining and world-class spa experiences. The hotels are surrounded by parks, hiking trails and rolling hills to help you relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery while you’re away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Chicago.

What to Do

Burr Ridge is just a short ride from all of the fun things to do in Chicago. Catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field or a Chicago Fire game at Toyota Park. Into sightseeing and museums? Check out the Museum of Science and Industry or the Art Institute of Chicago. The Shedd Aquarium is popular for it’s favorites such as piranhas, predator sharks and a 100-year-old Australian lungfish, and they offer senior discounts on tickets. You can’t skip a quick visit to Navy Pier for a ride on the Ferris wheel, after all, we’re all young at heart! Millennium Park’s 24.5 acres of land offers luscious gardens, art and free summer concerts, not to mention, the infamous “Bean”. Best of all, it’s free! The Lincoln Park Zoo is also always free as well and is located in a cute, boutique neighborhood with fun shops and restaurants.

Getting Around

Chicago’s ever-popular far-reaching transit system includes the “L” rail line that is available to pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the city. Some stations have elevators, for those with disabilities, so make sure to check with the station before your trip. Unlimited ride passes can be purchased for one, three, seven or 30 days. View current fares and transit maps at the Chicago Transit Authority’s website. Make it easy on yourself and take the train to downtown from Burr Ridge. It’s easy! From the Burr Ridge Hotels, take a 5 minute drive to the Hinsdale Metra stop, where you can park your car for the day and ride the Metra into the city, so skip the hassle of city traffic and take the train! And, the Hinsdale stop is handicap accessible.

Hopefully, we’ve given you a few ideas of how to get to Chicago, what to do while you’re there, and where to relax after a day of sightseeing. For additional travel and hotel information, please visit www.BurrRidgeHotels.com. Happy traveling!!!

Welcome, Internet Retailers, Investment Professionals, Endocrinology Professionals and Architects!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (June 10 – 13) – Creating a bond between a retailer and a customer has never been easier – or harder – than it is today. The effort to bond with customers is worth it – regular customers buy more and are bigger supporters for your brand. The trailblazers of e-commerce come together at the world’s largest e-commerce event to share their expertise in this field. Topics being addressed include marketing, social media, merchandising, customer service, global markets, small retail and much more! To register and learn more, please visit www.irce.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).

Morningstar Investment Conference (June 18 – 20) – What is the current state of the market? What should you invest? The Morningstar Investment Conference will answer these questions and more with an impressive lineup of leading asset managers, advisors, executives, and strategists. As an advisor, you will gain insight on how to maximize income, minimize risk, invest globally, and develop solutions to better serve your clients. To register and learn more, please visit http://corporate1.morningstar.com/Morningstar-Investment-Conference/.

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).

ICE/ENDO 2014 (June 21 – 24) – Discover the latest advances in hormone research and clinical endocrinology at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society. The world’s largest endocrinology meeting, ICE/ENDO will feature a cutting-edge scientific program, presented by leaders in the field. Learn more about this event and make plans to attend at http://www.endocrine.org/endo-2014.

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).

AIA Convention 2014 (June 26 – 28) – Why attended the American Institute of Architects Convention 2014? This is your chance to expand your network and meet the people you’ve been reading! Explore new trends with more than 800 exhibitors, strategize like a boss with entrepreneurial and business-focused classes and tracks and have enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of architectural knockouts in Chicago. To learn more and register, please visit http://convention.aia.org/event/homepage.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).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! 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 Burr Ridge Hotels; 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.