The Second City Nabs Top Spot on List of Best Meeting Destinations
The Hosts Chicago team is well aware of how amazing Chicago is when it comes to meetings and events. Chicago is centrally located in the United States, offering up a convenient meeting location matched with the reasonable pricing of the Midwest. The Windy City boasts an amazing nightlife, an array of gorgeous venue spaces, foods and flavors inspired from regions across the globe, unmatched musical events and some of the most hospitable and friendly people you could ever meet. All those factors undoubtedly worked in Chicago’s favor when event management platform, Cvent compiled their 2014 List of Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
In 2013, Chicago ranked second on Cvent’s list behind Orlando, Florida – but this year, Illinois’ most populous city took over as the number one destination in the country for meetings. When considering the locations that would make the coveted list, Cvent took into account unique requests for proposals received, percentage of qualified meeting venues, number of profile views and more. This year, Cvent evaluated over 5,000 cities before deciding that Chicago would earn the top spot. In fact, Hosts Global Alliance has representation in each of the top 10 meeting destination cities.
Cities to make it into the top 10 were:
1. Chicago, IL
2. Orlando, FL
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. Atlanta, GA
5. San Diego, CA
6. New York, NY
7. Dallas, TX
8. Washington, D.C.
9. New Orleans, LA
10. Nashville, TN
With all the meetings that will be coming through Chicago, as well as our other amazing HGA destinations, in 2014 and years to come, the Hosts team will be eagerly helping the influx of out-of-towners create the best and most memorable events possible.
– Victoria Treptow, Creative Services Manager
Hosts Chicago, A Hosts Global Alliance Member