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Understanding Virgin Hotel Chicago’s Quick Rise to Consumer Favorite

Understanding Virgin Hotel Chicago’s Quick Rise to Consumer Favorite

Colin Nagy, Skift

It's really rather simple: Treat your guests well and offer them a great product.

2 weeks ago

Chicago Airbnb Hosts Sue City Over Information-Sharing

Chicago Airbnb Hosts Sue City Over Information-Sharing

Associated Press

If Chicago is indeed a model for how Airbnb wants to cooperate with municipalities going forward, this lawsuit being filed by Chicago-area Airbnb hosts demonstrates just how difficult that may be for Airbnb to achieve, not only in the Windy City but in many other cities as well.

3 weeks ago

International Terminal at Chicago O’Hare Airport to Be Expanded for First Time

International Terminal at Chicago O’Hare Airport to Be Expanded for First Time

Associated Press

They do things big in Chicago and the international terminal at its signature airport, Chicago O'Hare, will see its first major expansion since it arrived on the scene more than two decades ago.

5 months ago

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business

Melissa Silverberg, Associated Press

A prime example of how embracing and understanding other cultures can be a win-win situation, both for businesses and the communities they serve.

5 months ago

Chicago’s Mayor Announces New Hotels For O’Hare Airport to Make Spending a Night Easier

Chicago’s Mayor Announces New Hotels For O’Hare Airport to Make Spending a Night Easier

Associated Press

Many airport hotels are trending upwards in their quality and convenience but there are still many more not yet up to par with modern travelers and not prepared to handle growing passenger traffic around the world.

5 months ago

Chicago Is Not Getting George Lucas’ Art Museum

Chicago Is Not Getting George Lucas’ Art Museum

Jason Keyser, Associated Press

There's stupid development, which cities allow a lot of, and smart development, like this. Chicago tourism is really missing out.

5 months ago

Chicago Turmoil Inspires Other Illinois Cities to Challenge Airbnb

Chicago Turmoil Inspires Other Illinois Cities to Challenge Airbnb

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press

Now, even smaller U.S. cities and towns are pushing back against disruptive Airbnb rentals.

6 months ago

Airbnb Debate Over Short-Term Rentals Moves to Chicago

Airbnb Debate Over Short-Term Rentals Moves to Chicago

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press

We'll continue to see this play out in city after city until some city or some sharing economy brand comes up with a good solution.

7 months ago

Chicago’s Domestic Tourist Arrivals Hit Record 51 Million in 2015

Chicago’s Domestic Tourist Arrivals Hit Record 51 Million in 2015

Associated Press

It's a strong story, especially considering the massive state funding cuts both to tourism marketing and to state-run attractions. Luckily Chicago can compete on its own. The rest of the state didn't fare so well.

7 months ago

These Hilton Hotels Have Meeting Group Sales Down to a Science in Chicago

These Hilton Hotels Have Meeting Group Sales Down to a Science in Chicago

Deanna Ting, Skift

If hotels want to book more meetings and events, they need to know how to speak the specific industry language of the events and planners they’re working with.

8 months ago

Van Gogh’s Bedroom Recreated in Chicago as Airbnb Rental

Van Gogh’s Bedroom Recreated in Chicago as Airbnb Rental

Associated Press

This is another example of innovative marketing cross-promotion today pairing pop culture, cultural institutions, and global hospitality brands.

10 months ago

Post-Holiday Air Travel in Central U.S. Hits Weather-Related Snag

Post-Holiday Air Travel in Central U.S. Hits Weather-Related Snag

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Pity the passenger that transits through Chicago from November to May.

11 months ago