Hotel: Loews Chicago
Overview: Great Chicago property for small to mid-sized shows. This is a very popular property in a great location and it books far in advance.
Ballroom: The main ballroom is the Wright ballroom and it is only 109 x 78. It is well suited for a mid-sized event and can be divided for smaller events. The Sullivan ballroom Is right across the foyer and is a nice option for meals or breakouts.
The foyer around the Wright ballroom is great and offers opportunities for breaks and attendee networking. The two ballrooms are next to the lobby but the entrance to the meeting space is built to provide separation from the main lobby.
If you do not have both ballrooms there will often be another event in the Sullivan ballroom which will require some coordination as the Sullivan foyer is not large and attendees will walk through the Wright foyer to get to their space. This is not a big issue just something that should be addressed.
One important note. The loading dock is a very long push through many hallways and dock space needs to be reserved and confirmed prior to arrival.
Breakouts: On the other side of the lobby are the main breakout rooms. They are on the second floor so there is great separation from the general public. There are multiple rooms of varying sizes.
One note, many rooms have built in LED screens but the rental cost is fairly high so we often bring in monitors on rolling stands for these rooms.
Outdoor Terrace: The outdoor terrace on the top floor is a great space with an amazing view. Clients have used this space for meals, welcome receptions and parties. If the terrace is a space you would use pay particular attention to any construction on adjacent properties as the noise can be an issue during the day.
Producer’s Notes: Great property in a great location.