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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Contact:
Lynda Simonetti
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
+1 312 568 6701
lynda.simonetti@waldorfastoria.com

Diana Romeo
For Waldorf Astoria Chicago
+1 312 374 8576
dromeo@hensonconsulting.com

About the Waldorf Astoria Chicago
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/

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 30 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking a www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting news.waldorfastoria.com, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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