Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Completes a $3 Million Conference Center Renovation

Forty-one Separate Meeting Rooms Receive a Complete Makeover to Create a State-of-the-Art Facility

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December 06, 2013

CHICAGO - Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport has completed a $3 million renovation of its unique second floor conference center, which affords travelers the opportunity to attend meetings without ever having to leave airport property. The 860-room property is the only hotel that is directly connected to O'Hare International Airport via underground walkways. The hotel's 18,500-square-foot conference space features 41 rooms including 36 preset boardrooms of up to 432 square feet each, as well as five free-standing rooms of 666 square feet and a Conference Services desk staffed with dedicated managers to handle any attendee needs.

"The newly renovated Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport conference center is without a doubt one of the most conveniently located, comfortable and technologically sophisticated facilities of its kind," said Laurens Zieren, general manager, Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport. "Its unparalleled proximity to one of the nation's central air hubs makes the conference center an ideal venue for fly-in fly-out meetings that need to take place quickly and efficiently."

Each of the boardrooms now features 60-inch LG Smart TV monitors with full connectivity to new conference tables that are also equipped with power and computer connections and set for 10 to 14 participants. All conference rooms also feature new LED lighting, blackout screens and new electronic signage at each entrance. In addition, each of the 41 conference rooms feature dedicated food and beverage buffet spaces that are serviced by a separate entrance to ensure minimal disruptions.

The renovation of the conference center was undertaken by the Dallas-based design firm, Looney  & Associates,  which  was  tasked  with  re-energizing  the  space  via  a  complete upgrade of the existing meeting rooms and corridors. Looney & Associates was able to achieve the facility's new, fresh look with the use of a modern, sophisticated palette of gray, navy, and creamy neutrals with a pop of olive green. The geometric carpet patterning in the meeting rooms calms the dynamic architecture of the hotel, while the free-spirited pattern in the corridors adds to the facility's unique sense of style.

In addition to the second floor conference center, Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport also has ample meeting space for larger functions including the hotel's 3,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom and nine mezzanine level banquet and larger meeting rooms that are ideal for breakouts and catered functions. In all, Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport has 37,000 square feet of meeting space.

Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport's $3 million renovation to the second floor conference center coincides with Hilton Worldwide's Million Dollar Booking sweepstakes.

Hilton Worldwide and its 10 distinct hotel brands launched on October 23, 2013 Million Dollar Booking, a sweepstakes providing event planners in the U.S. and Canada a chance to win their next meeting free, a two-day New York City getaway and a chance to win $1 million. Planners who complete a booking at any Hilton Worldwide property in the Americas by December 31, 2013, and then execute the event and register at milliondollarbooking.com by December 31, 2014 will receive a chance entry for the grand prize drawing.

One lucky grand prize winner will first receive a $100,000 credit against their group's master account that can be used toward accommodations, catering and audio/visual services at any Hilton Worldwide property in North or South America. The Hilton Worldwide portfolio includes Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Then, the grand prize winner will be whisked away to New York City for a two-day getaway including accommodations at a Hilton Worldwide property, along with select activities and meals. During their New York getaway, the grand prize winner will also have the opportunity to take part in an event where he/she will test their luck by choosing one of 100 golden suitcases in hopes of finding the $1 million cash prize.

Earlier this year, Hilton Worldwide introduced Connect and Connect+ built from the company's belief in the value face-to-face communications. The online portal gives planners instant access to event management tools and everyday business solutions through one convenient site. For more information, visit Hiltonworldwide.com/Connect, Hiltonworldwide.com/Connect+ and Connectathiltonworldwide.com/linkedin.

To participate in the Hilton Worldwide Million Dollar Booking sweepstakes, or for the full Rules and Regulations, planners should visit milliondollarbooking.com. Events should be booked by December 31, 2013 and completed by December 31, 2014.

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About Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport
The award winning Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport is the only hotel situated on the airport's property. There is no need to take a cab or a shuttle bus since the hotel is connected to the airport terminals by underground pedways. It's unique location makes it an extraordinarily convenient meetings destination. Complete with 860 deluxe guest accommodations and 59 conference, banquet and meeting rooms the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport has the perfect setting for any event-large or small. Additional information on the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport can be found at www.ohare.hilton.com.


Marian Volinek
Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport
+1 847 928 6919

Robert Allegrini
Hilton Worldwide
+1 312 663 6516

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