Saturday, April 10, 2010

Crowne Plaza Chicago renovates ballroom

ROSEMONT, Ill. (PRWEB) March 18, 2010 — The Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, 5440 N. River Rd., has taken another step toward total transformation with the opening earlier this month of the remodeled O’Hare International Ballroom.

In conjunction with the new ballroom opening, anyone who books an event at the hotel through June 30 will receive 10 percent off the total bill, according to Patty Connolly, Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare general manager.

The 23,500-square-foot ballroom — one of the largest column-free rooms in the O’Hare area – has new high-end décor with state-of-the-art LED chandeliers and finishes mirroring the property’s recently renovated guest rooms and suites. [READ MORE]

Travelocity named official travel Partner of Vegas Uncork’d

Tickets on sale now for epicurean extravaganza, May 6-9.

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Uncork’d Presented by Bon Appétit, the four-day culinary extravaganza held each Mother’s Day weekend that celebrates Las Vegas as the most exciting culinary destination in the world, announces it has teamed up with travel industry leader Travelocity as its official travel partner for the third year in a row.

Vegas Uncork'd presented by Bon Appétit features a roster of Las Vegas' top culinary talent and is made possible by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and its participating anchor resorts: Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Wynn | Encore Las Vegas, joined this year by associate partner The Venetian | The Palazzo.


San Diego Convention Center Secures Land for Expansion

SAN DIEGO— After more than 18 months of review, the Unified Port of San Diego authorized the transfer of six acres of land from Fifth Avenue Landing to the San Diego Convention Center Corp. (SDCCC), opening the door for an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. The expansion calls for the addition of 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, 100,000 square feet of meetings rooms, 80,000 square feet of multi-purpose ballrooms and 40,000 square feet of bay-front retail space. The overall gross square footage of the expansion totals 1,266,719 square feet.

The expansion cost, including a proposed pedestrian bridge linking Fourth Avenue with the waterfront, is estimated at $752.7 million.

“This is a major milestone in our efforts to expand this regional economic engine…,” says Bob Nelson, Chairman of the SDCCC Board of Directors. “As our recent efforts to secure future bookings of Comic-Con International demonstrates, we need more space to keep our most valued clients and ensure San Diego remains a top choice for conventions into the next several decades.”