Strategies & solutions
Immerse them in Chicago culture
We custom-crafted an innovative design inviting attendees to stroll, see, and savor Chicago’s neighborhoods and culture. We focused on Chicago’s icons, such as the silver living statues seen on Michigan Avenue and our famed Chicago percussionists. We also recreated the ambiance of some of the city’s neighborhoods, like Little Italy and Fulton Market with checkered table clothes, Chianti wine bottles, street lamps and city benches. Meanwhile, guests feasted on diverse neighborhood favorites including Chinatown’s dim sum, Pilsen’s empanadas, and Little Italy’s mouthwatering cannoli.
Entertain while engaging emotions
Our non-traditional entertainment included incredible organizations serving inner-city youth. Groups like a youth acrobatic troupe and a youth choir delivered on the client’s desire to tell a story that was iconic and authentic to our destination. During the morning general session, the choir’s talented voices made hearts soar when they delivered a moving performance that had everyone on their feet, without a dry eye in the house.
Deliver seamless, yet spectacular, design
We were tasked with creating a remarkable design concept for the seven awards dinners, that had to be recreated night after night. However, they had to be tailored to accommodate different attendance sizes based on the various brands. We opted for a trio of gold textured linens, with alternating tabletop décor of gilded lanterns and seasonal blooms to keep things simple, yet stunning.
Partner with client’s production team
We aligned with the client’s production team to ensure cohesiveness across all the planning stages. With our client’s goals in mind, we ensured that riders, production schedules, load-ins and -outs, and all other production tasks were in line with union labor needs at all the program’s multiple venues.
Be can-do confidantes
Hosts Chicago served as event concierges to deliver on last minute requests for…hair and make-up artists, massage therapists, and even a last-minute request for a singer / songwriter.