With more than 500 hotels in over 50 countries, Marriott is certainly a household name most popularly known for its quality amenities, top-notch service and comfortable rooms. Perhaps what is most impressive is the way the brand continues to evolve over the years and consistently attract travelers with discerning tastes in an ever-saturated market of luxury experiences.
For their recent grand opening in Chicago, the Marriott Marquis, boasting 1,205 guest rooms and over 93,000 square feet of high-tech meeting spaces, pulled out all of the stops to pay homage to the fast-paced city known for its awe-inspiring views, soulful musical roots and award-winning culinary delights. As the largest Marriott to open in the country in 2017, the Chicago property capitalized on its central location—brilliantly connected to the massive McCormick Place Convention Center and conveniently overlooking gorgeous views of both the city and Lake Michigan.
The grandiose hotel opened its exquisite doors this winter and welcomed top musical talent to kick off the celebration in a boisterous and celebratory way. Select hotel guests were treated to a heart-thumping Marriott Rewards Moment master class led by Jennifer Hudson’s DJ and Grammy-nominated producer, Terry Hunter, and later treated to a VIP concert by Jennifer Hudson, herself!
The ballroom was packed to the brim for the occasion, filled with Chicago’s top movers and shakers, and a dazzling array of delectable bites and sweet treats filled every touchpoint of the venue. Eat, drink and be merry seemed to be the underlying theme of the evening as guests sashayed to Hudson’s melodious voice and celebrated the season in one of the greatest cities in the country. It goes without saying that the Marriott Marquis Chicago excelled at hosting a magical evening, indeed.