In need of a meeting destination that truly has it all? Experienced meeting planners love to host in the Chicago area. It’s a major airline hub, so travel is easy and cost-efficient, but let’s talk details. Consider a specific destination with all the convenience of the major city you already know, without the expense or hassle of staying downtown. Meet Itasca, Illinois. Located just northwest of Chicago, easy accessibility and top-notch amenities make it the perfect event destination.
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Eaglewood Resort & Spa is one of the standout meeting venue options. If your event requires a formal setting, check out Eaglewood’s IACC-certified conference center. Group members looking for competition can play 18 holes of golf (par 72 championship USGA-certified course) or bocce, on the resort grounds. Keep the competition going with the bowling alley or the pool table in the billiards room. And encourage attendees to indulge with a full range of luxury spa services as well as exquisite, farm-to-table dining featuring live music on Saturday evenings in the summertime.
Westin Chicago Northwest
Getting your attendees to an event at The Westin Chicago Northwest is a snap, whether they take a quick shuttle ride from the airport, take the train from Chicago, or drive in on the interstate. Once they’ve arrived, guests can get comfortable in the newly refurbished rooms, dining areas and event spaces. The hotel just completed a $14 million renovation of the 50,000 square foot complex and it shows. The event spaces include ballroom areas as large as 9,600 square feet, which is ideal for keynote speeches and the like. Smaller event halls and conference rooms are perfect for breakout sessions.
When the meetings are done for the day, guests of the Westin can enjoy some time in the pool, fitness center, or outdoors exploring downtown Itasca. The Westin Kids Club® provides a safe and fun environment to play (a great perk for family reunions). Those who like to travel with their furry companions will be glad to know the resort is pet friendly. The hotel offers a range of dining options from coffee and quick bites at the Marketplace to burgers and brews at 400 Park Bistro to fine dining at Seared.
Itasca is more than great resorts full of accommodating conveniences. Itasca and the surrounding area, is an incredible destination experience. Bond with the team over games at Topgolf. Taste the fruits of the vines at Lynfred Winery. Or get rowdy at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.
The meeting or event destination is every bit as important as the venue. Make sure yours has that getaway feel.