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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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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

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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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

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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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

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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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Fotor091985037Sure, you’ve heard of ugly sweater holiday parties, but what about an ugly sweater run?  That’s right! The original Ugly Sweater Run 5k is hitting Chicago on November 16th, 2013!  And unlike other races with early start times dragging you out of bed at the crack of dawn, this race doesn’t start until 11am!  Perfect if you’ve had too much eggnog the night before!

Not only do you wear an ugly sweater, which is fun in itself, but the entire pre and post race is a holiday festival with decorations, giant inflatables, snow blowers blowing fake snow  (or real depending on the weather), and holiday music!  In addition to water & Gatorade stations, there are also hot chocolate stations around the course!  Every runner gets a goodie bag with the standard items PLUS a custom vintage knit hat and tickets for not one, but two adult beverages after the race!  You can choose from Winter Lagers, Boston Lagers, or Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider.

Families are encouraged to participate as kids 8 and under are free and strollers are welcome!  Clearly this is not a race about times or extreme athletes, but a fun holiday workout and festival for the whole family!

Sound like fun? It’s about to get even better!  Groupon has a deal this week to save $19 on the registration fee taking the price from $39 down to just $20!  This is great deal for a race, especially one where you receive TWO adult beverages.  Even the most expensive half marathons typically only offer one drink ticket with registration.  Click here to get this Groupon deal!

To add to the savings, we’d dropped rates for November 15th and 16th to just $99 when you book through this link!  With the race happening at Soldier Field, it couldn’t get any easier to welcome the holiday season in downtown Chicago with the Ugly Sweater Run! Walk out our front doors straight over to the starting line.

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

48 Hour SaleBookmark this page! Our September 48 Hour Sale starts tomorrow!  Book with us on Tuesday Sept 17th, or Wednesday Sept 18th, for stays from October 2nd to December 30th and save 30% off our rate of the day!  From football games at Soldier Field, concerts at the United Center or UIC Pavilion, and shows at Horseshoe Casino’s Venue, to holiday shopping, there are lots of reasons to visit downtown Chicago this fall!

Check out these upcoming events, and be sure to book through our link to save 30%!  Rates start as low as $69!

 

 

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Considering running the Men’s Health Urbanathlon here in Chicago?  Now is the time to register!  Register and book your guest room today or tomorrow and save over $85!

urbanAs part of our partnership with the Urbanathlon, today and tomorrow you can save 20% off your registration fees (a $25-$40 value!) when you use code HYATT2013 during the registration process.  We’ve also reduced guest room rates from $179 to just $119 if you book through this link today or tomorrow!  This rate includes complimentary self parking with in/out privileges plus the convenience of packet pick up in the hotel and walking to and from the starting line at Soldier Field.

Don’t miss out on these great savings!

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234