Waldorf Astoria Chicago Elevates Events from the Ground Up with New Courtyard Venue
Gold Coast Hotel Offers Outdoor Cobblestone Entrance for Special Events
CHICAGO - The AAA Mobil Five Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago is excited to announce the addition of its signature Parisian-style courtyard to its coveted collection of existing third and fifth floor meeting and event spaces just in time for summer. Starting July 1, 2017, event planners and consumers alike can elevate their events from the ground up by reserving the 6,000 square feet cobblestone courtyard for special events such as cocktail receptions, wedding ceremonies and dinners, corporate events, fashionable runway shows or evening soirees.
"Our award-winning hotel is always striving to enhance its event offerings and planning services," said Jillian Stevens, director of catering and events of Waldorf Astoria Chicago. "The distinct outdoor space will be the premier event destination in the Gold Coast unlike anywhere else in the city.
Designed by renowned French architect Lucien Lagrange, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago courtyard is richly appointed to emulate the era of timeless glamour reminiscent of the grand hotels in Paris in the 1920's. The courtyard is an extraordinary place with a singular experience nestled in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood. The chateau-like exterior is a graceful 60-story tower embraced with highly textured and composed elevations, colonnades and spires drawing from classical design. The courtyard offers a secluded space for arrival as well as a welcome degree of separation from the bustling streets with understated privacy gates. Within the comforts of the courtyard lies the patio of Petit Margeaux, a classic French patisserie from James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Mina, which can accommodate more intimate events.
No matter the special occasion, the hotel's stellar catering and events team led by Stevens, will be executed with the circle of excellence for which they are recognized for to meet and exceed the guests' expectations. Guests will have the option to book a full buy-out or a portion of the space depending on the size of the celebration. The courtyard will accommodate up to 250 guests for receptions and dinners.
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The AAA Mobil Five Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago is a 60-story hotel and residence designed by architect Lucien Lagrange emulating the grand hotels of Paris in the 1920s and is located in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood adjacent to the most exclusive shops, restaurants, nightlife, recreation/beach, and businesses. Through innovations in service and technology, the 215-room hotel creates an energetic and fashion forward luxury experience complete with an award-winning 14,000 square-foot spa & health club; two French restaurants by Michelin Star Chef Michael Mina, Margeaux Brasserie and Petit Margeaux; along with 24-hour in-room dining; nearly 8,000 square feet of meeting, private dining, and event space inclusive of the cobblestone courtyard. To explore the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, please visit www.waldorfastoriachicagohotel.com/ or call (312) 646-1300. Follow on social media at www.facebook.com/WaldorfAstoriaChicago, twitter.com/Waldorf_Chicago, instagram.com/waldorfchicago/, and www.pinterest.com/wachicago/
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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 32 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 18 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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