Today is Ticket Tuesday! Today’s giveaway is a gift certificate to Jimmy Green’s South Loop Bar & Grill!  Part South Loop bar, part great Chicago restaurant, Jimmy Green’s is a modern take on a Chicago Sports Bar.  Watch all your favorite games on their more than 35 screens.  Enjoy their selection of over 100 beers (16 on tap).  Jimmy Greens is also an Official Chicago Bulls Bar.

JG_Interior_04The menu at Jimmy Green’s is HUGE with something for every appetite.  They serve brunch on the weekends, have daily specials such as $3 beers or $5.95 Italian Beef Sandwiches, and they even deliver!

Jimmy Greens is also a great option for business dinners or parties!  Their new private dining room has a private bar and separate State Street entrance.  Customize your menu, music, and video demonstration with 9 flat screen TV’s inside your private room.  For more information on events at Jimmy Green’s, send an email to their Sales & Marketing Manager, Brittany.

Be the first guest at our Concierge Desk TODAY, September 24th, at 3 p.m. to win the gift certificate!Fotor092492916

Not yet staying with us? Stay with us on a Tuesday and stay tuned to our social channels for your chance to win tickets to Chicago attractions, gift certificates, and more!

Book your downtown Chicago hotel room at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place for a chance to win. And as an added bonus, save 20% off the rate when you click here to book.

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2120f60A few weeks ago you met our Executive Chef, Anthony De La Rosa.   Today, meet our Banquet Chef, Melissa Rose!  Melissa works with Chef De La Rosa to create our delicious banquet menus, and ensures each and every detail of your menu is executed flawlessly!

Melissa earned a degree in Business Administration from DePaul University and then went on to receive her 2nd degree in Culinary Arts from The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago – Le Cordon Bleu.  Melissa began her culinary career as a Pastry Chef at the May Street Market before joining the Hyatt family in June of 2008 as a Sous Chef in our Restaurants.  In August of 2010, she was promoted to Chef Garde Manger, which to the lay person, is the Chef who oversees all cold food production.  It didn’t take long before Melissa was promoted again to be Chef De La Rosa’s right hand as Banquet Chef in January 2012.

Though she has worked in all areas of our kitchen, pastries remain her first love and always her passion.  The staff here at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place always loves tasting her treats and desserts!  She is often sought after to provide her treats as prizes or motivation to employees in other departments of the hotel.

Until recently, Chef Melissa spent most of her free time planning her wedding!  But, now she is a newlywed fresh from her honeymoon and enjoying the married life. 

If you would like to work with one of our Catering Managers and Chef Melissa Rose to plan your perfect event with Hyatt, please give us a call at 312.528.4050, and be sure to mention that you saw this post!

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LionelLionel Richie is coming to Chicago next weekend and playing the United Center.  Do you have tickets? There are still some available on Ticketmaster.

Many out-of -towners stay with us for concerts at the United Center, but so do many local suburbanites making a night of it in the city.  Lionel Richie’s show should be no exception, and we look forward to welcoming guests staying overnight to see this chart topping artists celebrating his greatest hits tour with a stop in Chicago on September 29th.  Richie is even a native of the Chicagoland area, being born and raised right here in Joliet!

If you  haven’t made hotel reservations yet, we’ve discount guest rooms just for you.  Book through this link and SAVE $155 off our rate of the day for the concert.  Rooms are just $99 and include free self parking (a $34/day value)!

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game-5-2013The New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears are both 3-0 this season.  Their October 6th match up looks to be quite a game as Jay Cutler’s offense can now seemingly compete with Drew Brees.

Finding last minute tickets? Still making hotel plans? The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is walking distance to Soldier Field and all the tailgating lots.  We’ve discounted rooms from our regular rate of the day of $199 all the way down to $129 including free self parking especially for Saints fans or any Bears fans who have a long drive and need to stay overnight when you book through this link.  We look forward to seeing all of your football fans for this intense match up!

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2013-HC-slide_ASRv4America’s Sweetest Race,. the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is returning to Chicago November 3rd, 2013!

For those who say they they will only run if someone is chasing them, would you run for chocolate?  This race’s goodie bag not only includes a wicking fleece pullover jacket, but the post race party includes hot chocolate, fondue, and more!

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Packet pick up takes place inside McCormick Place Convention Center, and this year you can pick up your packet up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.  As always, the expo and packet pick up will include 15k/5k merchandise, discounted running merchandise from local partners, rockin’ music, and chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

Since Halloween falls on the Thursday of packet pick up this year, the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza with a KidZone including inflatable bounce houses and games, trick or treating, and the World’s Largest Cup of Hot Chocolate!

With packet pickup taking place right next door, we’re offering discounted room rates at $50 off the normal rate of the day for Hot Chocolate 15k/5k runners!  Book through this link to get this exclusive offer!  Registration is still open for the race, and we hope to see you there!

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Hyatt Careers

Are you looking to make a career move? Do you think you have the Hyatt touch? Hyatt is a great place to work! Don’t believe us? Ask Crain’s Chicago Business who ranked us 10th in their 2012 Best Places to Work as well as 3rd for Best Workplaces for Women! Check out our current openings to see if you’d be a good fit:

  • Part-time Busser – Mx Lounge
  • Part-time Busser – Shor Restaurant
  • Part-time Cook – Entry Level

Click here to view and apply for job openings.

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1348712377-chicago_gourmetChicago Gourmet, presented by Bon Appetit and put on by the Illinois Restaurant Association, is a celebration of food and wine showcasing more than 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers, and premium breweries from around the world.  The event is taking place next weekend in Millennium Park where attendees can watch live cooking demonstrations, tastings, and meet & greets with world class master chefs, sommeliers, and winemakers.

Some of the demonstrations include “Smackdown” competitions between chefs for the best tacos, meatballs, or bratwurst, Top Chef Masters, What We Learned From Julia Child, and the Original Culinary Gangsters of Chicago with Jimmy Bannos Sr (Heaven on Seven, The Purple Pig) and Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, Terzo Piano, Bar Toma).

This is a must attend event for any foodie!  One of the most exciting events to kick off the weekend is the annual Hamburger Hop.  Top local chefs will battle in a burger competition while guests
enjoy tasty, gourmet burgers, along with beer, wine, spirits, and more.  A celebrity panel of judges determines the city’s Best Burger award, while guest’s crown the People’s Choice. In 2010 chef Kevin Hickey won the People’s Choice with a bison burger topped with candied bacon, truffle cheese, and lobster/ketchup/mayo sauce!
202100930-hamburgerhop-fourseasonsTo keep the party going after hours there is also the Late Night Gourmet to cap off the night with tasty drinks, hot music, and revelry with your favorite gourmet chefs!

All Chicago Gourmet events are ticketed and can be purchased on their website.  If you are looking to come to downtown Chicago for the Chicago Gourmet (especially after a long night at the late night gourmet party!) and still need a place to stay, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is offering discounted rooms for just $99 when you book through this link.

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