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Chicago – The “Best” of Everything this Summer

The kids are almost out of school and summer vacation planning has begun. Whether your family is looking to experience world-class museums, 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 and it’s time to get started planning. Here are a few recommendations on the best family hotels, events, museums, excursions, architecture, shopping, best kept secrets 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 best 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 Museum for Parents and Children

- The Museum of Science and Industry has exhibits for both adults and children and truly caters to everyone, with exhibits highlighting coal mining, underwater animals, science storms, robots and much more. Check out their website for more information on your visit.

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. Looking for a hidden gem? Check out the Lurie Garden, hidden by a 15 foot high hedge, perfect for reading or a summertime picnic. Fun for everyone!

Best Restaurant Patio

- Parlor Pizza Bar has one of the most coveted new rooftop spaces in the West Loop with one of the largest outdoor dining and drinking spaces in the area. The rooftop features a full bar constructed from an old freight-shipping container and high-top and lounge seating. Pizza and craft beers are the traditional fare, even enjoy a build-your-own Bloody Mary station on weekends.

Best Chicago Pizza

- Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza and is well-known for their Chicago-style deep dish pizza, handmade from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients. Experience their exclusive sausage blend, fresh mozzarella cheese and the family’s secret recipe for flaky, buttery crust.

Best “Live Like a Local” Spot

- Wicker Park’s Historic Milwaukee Avenue houses some of the most beautiful and architecturally historic buildings in Chicago. With plenty of great restaurants, shopping and nightlife, Wicker Park has it all. Discover historic retail architecture and window shop through large display windows and imagine a streetcar running along Milwaukee Avenue. Notice the iron work around store entrances and ornamental bay windows above. Enjoy and explore one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Chicago!

Best Tourist “Trap”

- The Chicago Theatre has one of Chicago’s most recognizable landmarks, the red and yellow sparkling marquee illuminating North State Street at night. Catch a live show or take an hour-long guided tour available year-round and learn about the theater’s French-baroque features, like the exterior facade modeled after the Arc de Triomphe, the Versailles-inspired lobby and the grand staircase mimicking that of the Paris Opera. Even sneak a peak of the dressing rooms where Frank Sinatra and Dolly Parton have signed the walls!

Most Interesting Tour

- The Chicago Architecture Foundation provides a great 90 minute tour by boat from early spring through late fall covering all things architecture from classic buildings like the Civic Opera House to the mid-century Marina City experiment to buildings like Aqua and Trump Tower. You can find the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

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, Internet Retailers, Florists, Food Merchandisers, Telecom Pros and Fire Protection Staff!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • IRCE: Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition (June 2 – 5) – The trailblazers of e-commerce come together at the world’s largest e-commerce event to share their expertise. This diverse group of 200+ experts represent all areas of the industry, ensuring the agenda at IRCE has wide appeal. The editors at Internet Retailer magazine hand select each topic and speaker to ensure the sessions presented at IRCE are unbiased and timely to the challenges your business faces. Don’t miss this event! For more information and to register, please visit http://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).

  • International Floriculture Expo  (June 8 – 10) – The International Floriculture Expo is the leading trade show and educational program for mass market retailers, retail florists, designers, garden centers and nurseries, event floral designers and other retailers of floral and foliage products. This is where the floral industry meets and grows! Enjoy booths and exhibits from over 225 companies along with inspirational design and product demos, networking events and awards and industry celebrations. To learn more and to register please visit www.floriexpocom.

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).

  • FMI Connect  (June 8 – 11) – In 2015, Food Marketing Institute Connect continues its evolution into the new, annual FMI show, where food retailers — traditional and non-traditional — merchandisers, operations people, CIOs and CTOs can connect with food retail product and service innovators and get the tools they need for success. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit www.fmi.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).

  • Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event  (June 9 – 10) – These are historic times for the telecommunications industry. Service providers in North America today are investing in upgrading their networks at levels not seen since the turn of the century. This spend is driving and extraordinary wave of technology innovation. Today, more than a dozen technologies are poised to revolutionize the world. Come see what you can learn at this event, with groundbreaking speakers and information-packed summits. It’s all here! To learn more and to register, please visit www.bigtelecomevent.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).

  • NFPA Conference & Expo  (June 22 – 25) – The National Fire Protection Association’s Conference & Expo is widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for countless professionals — from architects, engineers, contractors and building managers to public and private fire service, enforcement agencies, insurers and utilities. The event combines an unrivaled educational conference with an expo of more than 300 solution providers. There is no better opportunity to speak with experts, evaluate products, find solutions to your technical challenges and stay current with technological advances in your field. Register today at www.nfpa.org/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).

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 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.

Welcome, Tech Fiends, Restaurant Owners & Chefs and Confectioners!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • Microsoft Ignite (May 4 – 8 ) – Spark the future! The best and brightest minds will be all in one place to talk infamous cloud infrastructure and management, productivity, big data and the internet of things, unified communications, mobility and more. Get ready for a glimpse at what’s possible today and in the future! To learn more about featured speakers, sessions and to register, please visit ignite.microsoft.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).

  • INTX: The Internet & Television Expo  (May 5 – 7) – Everything about media and communications is being reinvented. The way we watch, the way we keep in touch, what buttons we press, and on and on. In this world of amazing, accelerating change, now is the perfect time to reinvent the way we share ideas, the way we learn and the way we do business. INTX is the live, interactive global event from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) that brings the entire world of digital media and communications together. Please visit www.ncta.com to 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).

  • National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show 2015  (May 16 – 19) – You’ll find everything that’s important to your speciality – plus a floor full of other creative foodservice solutions that might surprise you as just what you’ve needed. Because by coming together with your industry for four special days, opportunities come alive that exist at no other time of the year. For more information and to register, please visit http://show.restaurant.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).

  • NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo  (May 19 – 21) – Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Expo is the candy & snack industry’s most successful, world-class event and the only show that represents all of the major U.S. distribution channels of confectionery and snack products in one location. Discover more than three and a half acres of candy and snack items in one place! To learn more and to register, please visit www.sweetsandsnacks.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 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.

Buffett, GaGa, Grateful Dead and Lollapalooza. Now that’s a lineup!

Grab your shades and throw on your tank top, it’s time for summer concerts in Chicago! If you haven’t snatched up tickets and booked a hotel room, it’s time to make some moves, tickets are selling out and rooms are going like hotcakes. Check out what’s rocking Chicago this summer!

Jimmy Buffett (June 27) – Parrot heads rejoice! Join fellow fans in Chicago at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater on Jimmy’s Workin’ n Playin’ Tour. Is there anything more to say? Tickets are on sale now.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett (June 27) – See this dynamic duo sing the night away as they grace the stage at the Ravinia Pavilion during the Ravinia Music Festival in Riverside. This tour is not to be missed. Watch for the ticket release in April.

The Grateful Dead (July 3, 4 and 5) – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, the four original members – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — will reunite at Chicago’s Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue. “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” will occur over three nights on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015, marking the original members’ last-ever performance together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano). The group will perform two sets of music each night.

Lollapalooza (July 31, August 1 and 2) – 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 attracts fans from across the nation to this once-in-a-lifetime eclectic event. The event provides and showcases music from popular headlining bands, although the 2015 has yet to be released, 2014 headliners included Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon and Calvin Harris as well as 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. Tickets and weekend passes go on sale soon so keep your eyes open!

Don’t fight the downtown traffic and spend big bucks on downtown hotel rooms, not to mention outrageous overnight parking fees. The four hotels in Burr Ridge are conveniently located in the upscale, suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge at the I-55 and County Line Road intersection, exits 276 A & B. A straight shot from the city. Choose from the full-service Chicago Southwest Marriott at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge or the Quality Inn & Conference Center.

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.  Any 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 (plus free on-site parking!). Whether you’re catching a show in the city or just passing through Chicago on the way to another destination, Burr Ridge is one of your best options for convenient and comfortable accommodations. Enjoy the summer!

Welcome, Office Groups, IT Professionals, Diabetics, Mechanics and Pop Culture Buffs!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • Inspire Tour 2015 (April 7) – Get your team out of the office and get inspired at the Inspired Tour! Real-world business challenges need real, workable solutions, and the experts at the Inspire Tour are ready to provide just that. Learn how to gather and use actionable data, use new tools to improve customer service and loyalty and take advantage of what’s planned for 2015. Expect informative sessions, engaging speakers, networking opportunities and awesome prizes! To learn more and to register, visit www.sageinspiretour.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).

  • 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition  (April 12 – 16) – The HIMSS Annual Conference brings together over 38,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.himssconference.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).

  • American Diabetes Association Expo  (April 18) – Join the American Diabetes Association for a FREE one day fun and educational event where you can take advantage of health screenings, active living education, tasty cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors as well as a variety of leading health experts talking about diabetes and health management. There will also be celebrity appearances, giveaways and incredible access to resources needed to better manage or prevent diabetes and help keep your family health. For more information on the Chicago EXPO, please visit www.diabetes.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).

  • Automechanika Chicago  (April 24 – 26) – Automechanika Chicago is the largest tradeshow and training event for the Automotive Aftermarket industry. Designed specifically for automotive service and collision repair shop owners, technicians, distributors, jobbers and more, Automechanika Chicago is focused on high-end  technical and management training while showcasing the newest tools, equipment, and products in the market. Visit hundreds of exhibitors and displays, see product demonstrations and network with shop owners and technicians from across the country. To learn more and to register, please visit their website.

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 Comic & Entertainment Expo  (April 24 – 26) – C2E2 is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of pop culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Relax in a screening room featuring sneak peeks at film and television shows months before they hit the big and small screens! For more info and to register, visit www.c2e2.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 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.

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