There’s a reason why tourists love visiting Chicago in the summer. Actually, there are many reasons. A wealth of museums, world class architecture, outstanding restaurants, great theater, Chicago blues and jazz clubs, interesting and diverse neighborhoods, glorious parks and bike paths, Millennium Park with its free concerts, the Bean, Divvy rental bikes and Lake Michigan, to name a few (if we missed anything you love, feel free to let us know).
Since Chicago is such a mecca for entertainment and things to do, it stands to reason that it’s also a wonderful town for business entertaining. Everything from sophisticated nightlife to picnicking in one of the city’s beautiful parks. With so much to choose from, it can be challenging to decide what to select when you have clients you want to entertain.
Choose Chicago is one of our favorite resources for business entertaining in Chicago. The site offers every possible option for pulling together a successful business meeting or event – from venues to hotels, transportation around town as well as to and from the airports, caterers, entertainers and more. We recommend their handy and helpful Chicago Planning Guides to visitors new to Chicago. Our meeting industry colleagues often tout the Official Meeting Professionals Guide as a great tool for planning an outstanding event.
Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention OUR favorite venues for entertaining clients in Chicago – our Gypsy Spirit and Free Spirit luxury yachts. There’s something very special about a private yacht charter. If you want to truly impress your clients or have a very important business meeting to conduct, hosting it on a luxury yacht might be the difference between landing that big new contract or missing the boat (sorry, couldn’t pass that one up).
Whatever you decide…..whether you take your clients to an upscale 5-star restaurant off the Mag Mile, an authentic Italian Trattoria on Taylor Street or a picnic in Lincoln Park, you’re bound to enjoy entertaining in Chicago.