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Chicago Hospitality Summit

How to Capitalize on a Booming Tourism Industry

Event Ended On: Wednesday June 26 2019

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Event Host

Events Raw Space

City Hall

City Hall is a 15,000-square-foot gathering place serving up respectfully boisterous good times and zero red tape in Chicago’s West Loop. Part stunning event venue, part casual bar and restaurant—and home to what will be the neighborhood’s largest outdoor patio—City Hall does bar menus justice with eats by Chef Michael Taus and libations by Alec Pignotti. City Hall resides in a circa-1920 brick warehouse at 838 W. Kinzie St., renovated to highlight the building’s bow truss ceiling and other original details. City Hall is a project of Atomic Hospitality, the team behind such venues as Morgan MFG, Untitled Supper Club and Artifact Events.

Speakers and Panels

Investment & Development: Projects to Watch

Mike Reschke

Mike Reschke

Chairman & CEO, The Prime Group
Gene Kornota

Gene Kornota

Principal, Rebel Hospitality
Leah Murphy

Leah Murphy

Executive Director - National Practice Leader, Cushman & Wakefield
Wes Prato
Moderator

Wes Prato

Partner, CohnReznick

Hospitality as a Destination: Marketing in the Social Media Era

John Rutledge

John Rutledge

Founder, President & CEO, Oxford Capital Group, Oxford Hotels & Resorts
Carrie Meghie

Carrie Meghie

Co-President, Becker Ventures
Eric Bullion

Eric Bullion

Vice President, Pepper Construction
Kurt Volkman
Moderator

Kurt Volkman

Vice President, WATG

Venue

City Hall Chicago
838 W Kinzie
Chicago, IL 60642

(Note: this is a new event venue, not the government building on LaSalle)

Parking Information:
Valet on site $6
Self-parking at Kinzie/Green $11

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Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee, Breakfast, & Networking!
June 26 Activity
9:00 AM
9:20 AM
Fireside Chat With Toni Stoeckl
9:20 AM
10:00 AM
Investment & Development: Projects to Watch
10:00 AM
10:40 AM
Hospitality as a Destination: Marketing in the Social Media Era
10:40 AM
11:00 AM
More Networking!

Summary

1. After a strong past few years, reports by CBRE predict 2019 and 2020 could be even better for hotels nation wide.  What is helping to drive such a strong performance from the hospitality industry? 

2. Is there a risk of oversupply as over 2,000 new hotel rooms are set to hit the market in Chicago? 

3. With Chicago hosting less citywide events than years prior, what can hotels do to keep occupancy rates up without lowering hotel room rates? 

4. Chicago is home to 3 of the top 10 hotels in the U.S., O’Hare airport was confirmed the busiest airport in the country, and Chicago had over 57 million visitors in 2018. What has helped Chicago to become such a popular tourist destination? 

5. How much does having a popular restaurant or bar help to drive room occupancy?