Chicago Business Guide for Private Jet Travelers

Some of the world’s most important business transactions are made in “The City of Big Shoulders.” While native Midwesterners may love the comforting American fare of Chicago’s classic steakhouses, international business executives are also able to do business over haute cuisine or groundbreaking New American meals. The accommodations of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile are world-class, with amenities to suit any discerning business traveler. The central location of Chicago’s business district, adjacent to beautiful Lake Michigan, first-class shopping opportunities and incredible architecture and sightseeing, makes the Windy City an intriguing and exciting place to conduct business.

For efficient business travel, a domestic or international executive jet charter planned by RYL allows business travelers to multitask during the flight and guarantees prompt arrivals and departures to and from Chicago.

Luxury Business Hotels in Chicago:

The Drake Hotel – A dominant presence in Chicago’s skyline and history, The Drake is the most famous hotel in Chicago and excellent to visit while traveling for business. Useful for both comforting accommodations and business entertaining, The Drake has been a premier destination since the 1920s. Its Gold Coast location places business travelers within steps of everything they might need – restaurants, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing. Meanwhile, its classically appointed ballrooms and event spaces allow executives to entertain or hold meetings as needed.

The Executive rooms at the Drake are ideal for the executive traveler experience—the Executive Lounge expedites a business traveler’s day with complimentary breakfast, beverages and cocktail hour. Business travelers may want to host clients or colleagues at The Drake’s famous High Tea service. The Palm Court Room of the Drake has hosted the Queen of England as well as Princess Diana, so it is thoroughly prepared to host an executive board.

Trump International Hotel & Tower – On the newer end of Chicago accommodations, the recently finished Trump International Hotel is outfitted with every modern amenity to welcome a business traveler to Chicago. Along with many of the city’s most exciting high-end dining and nightlife offerings, like Sixteen and Rebar, Trump also features a world-class spa, access to Michigan Avenue, and its signature Trump Attaché service offering a wide array of personal services to make travel easier.

The Trump’s event planning staff can also make any business event, whether large or small, a monumental event. Ballrooms and salons in varying sizes can accommodate a discrete board meeting or videoconference, or larger events like press events and product launches. The cachet of the Trump name lends a powerful presence to any business meeting conducted at the new Tower in Chicago.

W Chicago Lakeshore – A more youthful and urban feel can be found at the W Lakeshore, a hotel that has all of the business amenities along with a lively nightlife scene in its top floor club, Whiskey Sky. Additionally, business travelers can indulge in food and drink after business hours at the W Café, The Living Room Bar and Wave, a Mediterranean eatery with Lake Michigan views.

As the only hotel in Chicago that overlooks the lake, the W’s Streeterville location is central to all of Chicago’s attractions. For the business executive with a little time to explore and enjoy the city, starting at the W is convenient and efficient. The 12,000 feet of cutting-edge conference facilities make it an even more sensible choice for the time-conscious business traveler. Impressive events can be arranged at Altitude, the rooftop banquet room at the W with panoramic views of the city skyline and the Lake.

Luxury Restaurants in Chicago:

Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse – The flagship Gibsons in Chicago’s Gold Coast is a study in classic American eating, where the arts of grilling and martini mixing have been perfected by practice. It is a Chicago favorite for a reason—the service is reliably excellent, the hearty fare is satisfying and the atmosphere is sophisticated without being pretentious. Located firmly at the city’s center, Gibsons is a great place to conclude a day of business in fine hospitality.

Charlie Trotter’s – Charlie Trotter is a true culinary innovator and the king of New American cuisine. His highly lauded Chicago flagship restaurant presents organic produce in seasonal menus, creating the freshest and most delicious cuisine. Ten James Beard Awards ensure that the food and service will always impress, while the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award illustrates the careful attention to detail in wine selection and service.  For professional dinners, Charlie Trotter’s is perfect for a sophisticated setting.

Spiaggia – When President and Mrs. Obama return to their home city of Chicago, their favorite restaurant is Spiaggia, an Italian fine dining venue that overlooks Michigan Avenue. An elegant formal dining room and rich Italian flavors set a classic backdrop for a private business dinner or a planned event. The only four-star Italian restaurant in Chicago can host private events from 10 to 300 guests, with audio-visual and WiFi accommodations and activities like cooking lessons, team building, and wine tastings.

For more information about traveling to Chicago as well as chartering a private jet to Chicago, please contact RYL’s Charter Department at 877-391-6161.

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