Great Lakes/Meetups/2018/Potential Venues Discussion History

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Feature Hotels
Gray Hotel Monaco Radisson Blu Hyatt Regency Hilton Suites Mag Mile Omni Westin
Date 11/3 7/28 11/3 8/4 (Lollapalooza) 7/28 7/28 10/13
Location Loop Close to Mag. Mile Near park/river Close to Mag. Mile Mag. Mile Mag. Mile Riverfront
Sales Team
Conf Space - Sq Ft 1,878 2,130 2,790 2,784 1,640 2,223 3,400
Conf Space - Posts
Conf Space - Layout
Catering - Setup foyer
Catering - F&B Min $7,000 $4,000 $7,000 $7,000 $4,500 $7,000 $6,000
AV Needs Met

Loop

Kimpton Gray

Contact Point
Stefanie Mousseau
Senior Sales Manager
Stefanie.Mousseau@grayhotelchicago.com
312-604-9833

Engagement Level of Sales Team:  medium 

Dates

  • 8/11: $209
  • 8/18: $209
  • 8/25: $209
  • 11/3: $239

Concessions:

  • Free wifi in hotel rooms: YES
  • Suite upgrades at group rate: 1

Conference Space

  • Name: Field I/II
  • Square Feet:  1,878 
    • 178 sq ft over target 1,700 sq ft
  • Ceiling Height: 12 feet
  • Post Issues:  medium-serious 

GLR 2018 - Gray - Field I+II.png

Catering Setup:  foyer outside room 

AV Needs Met:  yes 

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Contact Point
Dina Miller
Senior Sales Manager
Dina.Miller@kimptonhotels.com
312-960-8514

Engagement Level of Sales Team:  excellent 

Dates

  • 2017-07-28: $199
  • 2017-08-11: $229
  • 2017-08-18: $229
  • 2017-08-25: $209
  • 2017-11-03: $239

Concessions:

  • Free wifi in hotel rooms: YES
  • Suite upgrade at group price: YES

Conference Space

  • Name: Paris South + Central
  • Square Feet:  1,350 + 780 = 2,130 
    • 430 sq ft over target of 1,700
  • Ceiling Height: ???
  • Post Issues:  none 

GLR 2018 - Kimpton Hotel Monaco - Paris South.png

Catering Setup:  in room 

AV Contact
Eric Eskildsen
Director of Event Technology - PSAV
312-960-8532
eeskildsen@psav.com

AV Needs Met:  yes 

Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago

Contact Point
Jaime Martinez
Sales Manager
jaime.martinez@radisson.com
312-477-0236

Engagement Level of Sales Team:  excellent 

Dates

  • 2017-08-11: $239
  • 2017-08-18: $239
  • 2017-08-25: $239
  • 2017-11-03: $219
  • 2017-11-10: $219

Concessions:

  • Free wifi in hotel rooms: YES
  • Free wifi in conference space: YES
  • Suite upgrades at group price: 3

Conference Space

  • Name: Pacific Ballroom
  • Square Feet:  2,790 
    • 1,090 sq ft over target of 1,700
  • Ceiling Height: 11.5 ft
  • Post Issues:  none 

Catering Setup:  in room 

AV Contact

AV Needs Complete:  yes 

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Contact Point
Liz Lusk
Sales Manager
elizabeth.lusk@hyatt.com
312-239-4567

Engagement Level of Sales Team:  medium 

Dates

  • 2017-08-04: $239
  • 2017-11-03: $219
  • 2017-11-10: $219

Concessions:

  • Free wifi in hotel rooms: YES
  • Free wifi in conference space: YES
  • Suite upgrades at group price: 3

Conference Space

  • Name: Roosevelt 3A + 3B
  • Square Feet:  1,650 
    • 50 sq under over target of 1,700
  • Ceiling Height: 9 ft
  • Post Issues:  none 

Hyatt Roosevelt 3AB.png

Catering Setup:  in room 

AV Contact

AV Needs Met:  yes 

Magnificent Mile

Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile

Contact Point



Engagement Level of Sales Team:  excellent 

Dates

  • ddd

Concessions:

  • Free wifi in hotel rooms: YES

Conference Space

  • Name:
  • Square Feet:  1,640 
    • 60 sq ft under target 1700 sq ft
  • Ceiling Height: ?
  • Post Issues:  mild 

Hilton Suites Floorplan.png

Catering Setup:  in room 

AV Needs Met:  yes 

Omni Chicago

Contact Point
Stacie Graham
Senior Sales Manager
stacie.graham@omnihotels.com
312-266-3028 (direct)

Engagement Level of Sales Team:  excellent 

Dates

  • 7/28: $259

Concessions:

  • Free wifi in hotel rooms: YES

Conference Space

  • Name: Picasso A+B
  • Square Feet:  2,223 
    • 523 sq ft above target 1700 sq ft
  • Ceiling Height: ?
  • Post Issues:  none 

GLR 2018 - Omni Chicago - Picasso A+B.png

Catering Setup:  foyer immediately outside Picasso A/B 

'AV Needs Met:  yes 

River North

Westin Chicago River North

Contact Point
Kayla Fabris
Complex Sales Manager
kayla.fabris@starwoodhotels.com
312-329-7017

Engagement Level of Sales Team:  excellent 

Dates

  • 8/11: $199
  • 8/25: $199
  • 10/13: $219

Concessions:

  • Free wifi in hotel rooms: YES
  • Suite upgrades at group price: 2

Conference Space

  • Name: Riverfront
  • Square Feet:  3,400 
    • 1,700 sq ft above target 1,700 sq ft
    • Layout with sq ft spread out over three rooms still makes table setup fairly tight
  • Ceiling Height: ?
  • Post Issues:  none 

GLR 2018 - Westin River North Chicago - Waterfront.png

Catering Setup:  dedicated room inside space 

AV Contact
Ryan Griffin
Sales Manager- PSAV®, Westin Chicago River North
rgriffin@psav.com
312-467-0207

AV Setup

  • Cabling
    • HDMI end-to-end:  yes 
    • HDMI splitter in quote:  yes 
  • Projector
    • Model: NEC PX750U2
    • Resolution:  1920x1200 
    • Lumens: 7,000
  • Projector Screen Dimensions: 6' x 10.5'
  • Adapters
    • VGA to HDMI:  yes 
    • Mini DisplayPort (aka "Mac") to HDMI:  yes 
    • USB-C to HDMI (nice to have):  yes