Fun Facts about Midway Airport and Midway Hotel Center

April 19th, 2013

Midway International Airport is one of the busiest airports in America.   As a business that shares their name we thought it would be fun to list some fun facts about Midway Airport and Midway Hotel Center:

About Midway Airport                                                                                                                  

  • According to the FAA Midway is the 25th busiest airport in America
  • Midway Airport has 24 different places to grab a bite or something to drink – see this cool interactive map here (http://www.flychicago.com/midway/en/atairport/map/Pages/default.aspx?iconType=restaurant)
  • Midway has a USO located in Concourse C for military personnel travelling through Chicago
  • Midway has a Catholic, Muslin and Protestant Chaplaincy for more information you can call (773) 686-2636
  • Midway has a very nice tribute/museum about the Battle of Midway for which the airport is named.   Midway is largely regarded as one of the most important battles in World War II and Military historian John Keegan called it “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare”

Driving Distance to Midway Airport from various surrounding area

  • 10.7 miles from downtown Chicago, IL
  • 28.4 miles from Evanston, IL
  • 32.4 miles from Schaumburg, IL
  • 43.4 miles from St. Charles, IL
  • 22.6 miles from Bolingbrook, IL
  • 50.6 miles from Waukegan, IL
  • 42.6 miles from Merrillville, IN
  • 51.4 miles from Chesterton, IN
  • 56.9 miles from Valparaiso, IN

 About Midway Hotel Center

  • Midway Hotel Center is located 3 blocks from Midway International Airport
  • We are an enclosed campus of 9 hotels, 1,298 rooms, 43 suites, 6 indoor pools, 3 restaurants and Starbucks
  • We have over 500 secure parking spaces
  • We have many Sleep, Park and Fly packages – stay the night and get up to 14 days secure parking
  • Once you are in the campus it’s easy to walk from your hotel to any of the restaurants to grab a bite to eat
  • We offer a 24 hour shuttle to and from Midway Airport running every 20 minutes
  • The hotels are:

Chicago Marriott Midway

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Midway Airport

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Chicago Midway Airport

Hampton Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Holiday Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Holiday Inn Express Chicago Midway Airport

Residence Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Sleep Inn Midway Airport

Chicagoland Wonderland – See the City at the Holidays

November 23rd, 2012

The wind brings an invigorating chill to Chicago at wintertime. If you’re like the spirited residents of the city, you know that there is excitement and opportunity with each gust. Energy is high, optimism is abounding, and entertainment is around each corner.

Want a preview of some of Chicago’s top offerings this holiday season? Here are a few things we recommend doing on your trip to the Second City:

Winter Wonderland at John Hancock Center
Daily thru December 31, 2012
Take a ride on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Train, visit Santa each weekend from 12-4pm, take in the holiday lights, or gander at the icy Lake Michigan—it’s a marvel seeing the lake at its most serene state. Lots of activities for kids and families will take place at the 40th anniversary of JHC’s Winter Wonderland; the fun is as plentiful as ever.

 

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier
November 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013
A 170,000 square-foot wonderland awaits. Enjoy indoor ice skating, inflatable slides, a Ferris wheel, hang gliding, video games, climbing wall, cookie cottage building, plus so much more. It even includes a special area for young children, so that nobody misses out on the fun!

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Christmas Eve 10am-5pm
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day: 10am-8pm
Closed on Christmas Day

 

Millennium Park Ice Skating
Thru January 8, 2013
The famed ice rink draws more than 100,000 skaters each year, is free to the public, and open daily. Skate rentals are available onsite; be sure to experience the charm this ice rink provides!

 

Drury Lane Children’s Theatre presents: A Christmas Carol
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Thru December 22, 2012
Chicago’s finest performers assemble to bring you this holiday favorite. Bring the family on select dates and the kids get to have breakfast or dinner with Santa Claus. Don’t miss the buffet style menu for a feast paired with your show.
Tickets are $12 each, or $10 each for groups of 20 or more.

 

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
At the Museum of Science & Industry
November 25 – December 20, 2012
Singers and dancers set the scene, and the decorations alone are enough to warrant a visit. More than 50 trees fill the museum and are decorated to represent the many global and diverse communities who make up Chicago’s eclectic population. Don’t miss the periodic “falling snow” and be sure to check out the choral groups and dance groups who visit the venue.

 

Midway Hotel Center: A Home Away From Home for Visiting Chicago Sports Fans

September 10th, 2012

Sports fans will love Midway Hotel Center, a terrific home base for those visiting Chicago to catch the action from the city’s many teams.

The next couple months are extremely busy as far as sports go. The White Sox are holding a slim lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central division, and U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Sox, is just nine miles from our hotels near Midway Airport. While the Cubs are out of the running, their home games at Wrigley Field still remain a favorite pastime for Windy City residents and visitors alike.

The Bears kick off the regular season at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, September 9. To further our reputation as an ideal Chicago sports hotel center, our property is just 11 miles from Soldier Field. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish also play at Soldier Field on Saturday, October 6, against the Miami Hurricanes.

The Bulls begin their preseason Tuesday, October 9, against the Memphis Grizzlies at the United Center, just ten miles from the comfortable accommodations that Midway Hotel Center’s nine hotels offer visitors. And the Detroit Red Wings visit the Blackhawks when the NHL starts its preseason, the first home game being Friday, September 28.

Chicago is not low on athletic entertainment, especially in the fall, as some sports wrap and others get started. Don’t miss a minute of the action, and find your home away from home at Midway Hotel Center. Book your stay today!

 

Making Chicago Ever Accessible: Renovations at Our Midway Airport Hotel Put the City at Your Fingertips

September 4th, 2012

When we set out to upgrade our hotel by Midway Airport, we had one main guideline: make the city as accessible as possible to our guests. That’s why, at Midway Hotel Center, our renovations—some complete, some nearing conclusion—are so exciting to announce. To add to the occasion, we are also offering event-planning packages for the coming months.

Renovations include:

  • The Courtyard, which received a $2.7 million overhaul, now pops with vivid colors in its lobby and features ample space for lounging, holding small meetings, or catching your favorite sports on our high-definition televisions. The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect® serves an array of healthy menu options.

Check out the new GoBoard® 4.0, a 55-inch LCD touch screen, for local travel insight including maps, weather, and headline news. Send flight information or travel directions straight to your smart phone (there’s also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel), or locate local businesses and event details with ease. You’ll be a Windy City expert in no time.

  • The Marriott is also receiving $4.5 million in upgrades. Major touch ups to guest rooms have been completed, and in October 2012, the meeting space, concierge lounge and lobby will look equally stunning upon the conclusion of renovations.

We are celebrating these changes with more high value incentives for group meetings booked by December 31, 2012 and arriving by March 31, 2013. Booking a minimum peak of 40 rooms or more yields the following concessions:

  • For groups with 40-99 cumulative room nights, choose two of the complimentary upgrades listed below.
  • For groups with 100-149 cumulative room nights, choose three of the complimentary upgrades listed below.
  • For groups with 150 or more cumulative room nights, choose four of the complimentary upgrades listed below.

Complimentary upgrades:

  • 65% attrition
  • One complimentary staff room
  • One VIP upgrade per 50 rooms
  • 10% discount on published catering menu prices
  • Triple Rewards points
  • One per 35 guest rooms complimentary
  • Two VIP arrival amenities
  • One free AM/PM beverage break
  • Complimentary guestroom Internet
  • Complimentary overnight parking

This offer is not valid for previously booked business and is subject to availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion and must be mentioned at the time of inquiry.

To book your meeting, please submit a Group RFP.

You can also contact our sales office:
Denise Muralles, Sales Coordinator/Lead Catcher

6520 S Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638 USA
Phone: (866) 906-4886
Fax: 708-594-5510

 

Summer Beats in the Summer Heat: August Concert and Festival Lineup

August 27th, 2012

While Lollapalooza grabs the lion’s share of attention from August 3-5, Chicago features many other music concerts and festivals of note throughout August. The warm, blissful summer days create a charming air for music fests, and Midway Hotel Center is a great hub for those traveling to the city for the cultural experience. Our nine hotels are conveniently located by Chicago Midway Airport and the city’s Orange Line. Make your reservations today and enjoy all of Chicago’s upcoming summer festivities.   Take advantage of our summer rates at any one of our nine hotels.  Book now!

Stay with us for easy access to the following festivals and concerts in August:

  • Edge Fest: August 4-5, Edgewater

Good music, local art, good food—namely bacon. Yes, you read that right: lots of bacon here.

  • Wrigleyville Summerfest:  August 4-5, Lakeview

Mike & Joe and Trippin’ Billies headline this Lutheran Worship fest.

  • Ginza Holiday Festival: August 10-12, Old Town

Japanese cultural festival; exhibits, art, stage performances, music

  • Northalsted Market Days: August 11-12, Lakeview

Head to Halsted Street and hear acts like Olivia Newton-John, Karmin, and the Pointer Sisters

  • Retro On Roscoe: August 11-12, Roscoe Village

Classic cars, local eats, artisan vendors, and 3 main stages for music

  • Bud Billiken Parade: August 11, Bronzeville

This 83rd annual parade and picnic celebrate African-American history in Chicago

  • Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest: August 17-19, Rogers Park

More than 100 artists, open studios, and 3 outdoor concert stages

  • North Side Summerfest: August 18-19, North Center

A hot dog eating contest and live music from local artists are some of the many highlights of this popular neighborhood festival

  • The Boulevard: August 24-26, Logan Square

This two-stage festival also touts some of the best craft beers available at any street festivals

  • Bucktown Arts Fest: August 25-26, Bucktown

This arts festival is in its 27th year, and showcases more than 200 artists, musicians, dancers, and others

 

Group Travel Perks Stack High at Midway Hotel Center

August 23rd, 2012

Group travel at Chicago Midway Hotel Center is all about upgrades. When you book a minimum peak of 40 rooms, the incentives start adding up. They increase as the size of your group increases, but the bottom line is that all groups get access to the flexible function space in any of our Chicago hotels, well-appointed accommodations near Midway Airport, and a helpful professional staff working to meet each of your group’s needs.

Here is how the group travel upgrades add up:

  • For groups with 40-99 cumulative room nights, choose two of the complimentary upgrades listed below.
  • For groups with 100-149 cumulative room nights, choose three of the complimentary upgrades listed below.
  • For groups with 150 or more cumulative room nights, choose four of the complimentary upgrades listed below.

Complimentary upgrades:

  • 65% attrition
  • One complimentary staff room
  • One VIP upgrade per 50 rooms
  • 10% discount on published catering menu prices
  • Triple Rewards points
  • One per 35 guest rooms complimentary
  • Two VIP arrival amenities
  • One free AM/PM beverage break
  • Complimentary guestroom Internet
  • Complimentary overnight parking

To obtain these upgrades, you must book by December 31, 2012, and arrive by March 31, 2013.

To book your meeting, please submit a Group RFP.

You can also contact our sales office:
Denise Muralles, Sales Coordinator/Lead Catcher

E-mail: denise.muralles@whitelodging.com

6520 S Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638 USA
Phone: (866) 906-4886
Fax: (708) 594-5510

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