Illinois Meeting + Events Magazine Hails Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile As 'Best of 2007' Awards Finalist

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Every year, Illinois Meeting + Events magazine nominates three to four finalists in each of the 21 categories for their annual "Best Of" awards. This year, the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is proud to announce their two finalist positions for "Best Convention Center" and "Best Hotel with More than 400 Rooms."

Every year, Illinois Meeting + Events magazine nominates three to four finalists in each of the 21 categories for their annual "Best Of" awards. This year, the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is proud to announce their two finalist positions for "Best Convention Center" and "Best Hotel with More than 400 Rooms."

Hundreds of ballots were submitted and finalists were then painstakingly selected by the Editorial Advisory Board. While the winners aren't announced until the exclusive gala in March, and in the Spring 2008 issue of the magazine, this downtown Chicago meeting hotel already recognizes the nomination as a coveted honor.

"No matter what the final outcome is, we are already extremely honored to be recognized as one of the top hotels in all of Illinois," explains Doug Ridge, the General Manager at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. "Knowing that the ballots were cast by our guests is the greatest acknowledgment we could receive."

With over 60,000 square feet of total Chicago meeting space, this business hotel is known not only for their sophisticated spaces but their impeccable service and staff. Dedicated event managers, AV professionals and a trained meeting concierge, all ensure that events proceed without a hitch. Located downtown, this Chicago meeting facility is convenient for business travelers and corporate guests alike. From intimate gatherings to expansive conventions, every function is perfectly positioned for success and enhanced productivity. The largest space, the Grand Ballroom, features 19,200 square feet of space and has a maximum seating capacity of 1,800. A max of 42 breakout rooms are available for smaller events and meetings, while the entire space makes for amazing corporate functions, fundraisers and receptions.

Adaptable Magnificent Mile accommodations expertly blend classic comfort with contemporary sophistication to provide business and leisure guests with luxurious lodging in downtown Chicago. Highlighted by 1,196 stylish guest rooms and suites, this upscale hotel offers guests deluxe bedding complete with designer duvets and plush down comforters. Flat screen TVs, high speed Internet access and ergonomic chairs at modern work desks, all turn these rooms into chic and convenient spaces. Panoramic downtown views only add to the sense of style that exudes from each Chicago hotel room, creating a true downtown hotel experience.

Whatever the turnout from the magazine nominations, one fact remains unchanged; the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile has set the standard for luxurious hotel accommodations in Illinois.

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Discover a downtown Chicago hotel soaring 46 stories into the city skyline and boasting contemporary, yet comfortable accommodations at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. Situated on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile among world-famous shopping, restaurants and entertainment, this luxurious Chicago, Illinois hotel is also within walking distance to the Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Theater and Museum Districts, as well as many other top Windy City attractions. Recently renovated hotel rooms offer stunning city views and stylish upgrades, including flat screen TVs, Marriott's Revive® bedding and ergonomic chairs with sleek, modern desks. With 60,000 square feet of versatile event space, this Chicago luxury hotel creates the perfect setting for a business meeting or social gathering. Experience a downtown Chicago hotel beyond magnificent at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. For more information or to make a reservation, call 312-836-0100 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chidt-chicago-marriott-downtown-magnificent-mile/.

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