MAC Chat: An interview with Jacqueline Warda, The Congress Plaza Hotel (Chicago, IL)

by Jessica 10/30/2009 7:09:00 AM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

 


 

Jacqueline Warda is our featured interview for this week. She is the Director of Sales at The Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL. 

   For more information visit: CongressPlazaHotel.com

What are some of the key selling features of Chicago's Congress Plaza Hotel?
Originally built to accommodate visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, the guest rooms and suites of the Congress Plaza Hotel are truly spacious by today’s standards. In contrast with the more modern hotels, guestrooms are larger, ceilings are higher, bathrooms bigger, and window expanses wider. The abundant public space, large lobby, and long corridors provide a freedom of movement not present in the more constricted area of today’s hotels.

Our LakeView rooms are characterized by their residential ambiance and, of course, the fabulous view of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, and Lake Michigan. They feature a king or two double beds, high speed internet, and complimentary coffee/tea.

The Congress Plaza Hotel has over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 8,300 square foot Ballroom. The Gold Room at the Congress Plaza Hotel is famous for its architecture and for its place in the history of Chicago. An elegant Chicago banquet facility, the Gold Room was restored in 1997 by the Italian artist Lido Lippi - restorer of the Sistine Chapel - to its original splendor. The elegance of the room is ideal for formal events and is often selected for wedding receptions and banquets.

Why is The Congress Plaza Hotel the ideal choice for travelers?
The Congress Plaza Hotel’s convenient downtown location commands a spectacular view of Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. It also provides easy access to the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Orchestra Hall, and Sears Tower; all within walking distance. The downtown business district, shopping, and restaurants, as well as downtown theaters, museums and universities are just steps away. 

Having existed for more than a century, the hotel is considered by many to be a “Landmark of Chicago Hospitality.” The Congress Plaza Hotel is a full service hotel.

In addition to our great location and services, our rates are always competitive and offer great value. For example our Bed & Breakfast promotion includes a full American Breakfast per person.

Why should Travel Agents book The Congress Plaza Hotel for their clients?
Besides the convenient location and truly spacious accommodations for our guests, we pay 10% commission to all Travel Agents in a timely and accurate system.

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with Travel Agents?
Our Great Rate and Value is valid for all new bookings now through January 31, 2010. It includes a 10% discount off of our best available rate. Another great promotion is our Bed and Breakfast promotion. It includes full American Breakfast for each guest.

How can a Travel Agent book The Congress Plaza Hotel?
Via GDS using our codes:

The Congress Plaza Hotel

Amadeus: CHICON
Galileo: 95227
SABRE: 12733
Worldspan: 60136

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
CongressPlazaHotel.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

Thank you Jacqueline for taking time to tell us all about The Congress Plaza Hotel. It's beautiful!

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

MAC Chat: An interview with Maria Moreno-York, Hotel Felix (Chicago, IL)

by Jessica 10/23/2009 4:48:00 AM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

 


 

The windy city is my next stop where I interviewed Maria Moreno-York, Director of Sales - Business Transient at Hotel Felix, Chicago, IL.

   For more information visit: HotelFelixChicago.com

What are some of the key selling features of Hotel Felix Chicago?
Great Location! Hotel Felix is a new, Eco-Friendly hotel with a great location. We also offer spa services and a full service restaurant. 

Why is Hotel Felix Chicago the ideal choice for travelers?
Hotel Felix Chicago offers travelers the convenience of complimentary wireless throughout the hotel. We also offer complimentary use of business center and free local calls. We offer warm and plush accommodations and are walking distance to North Michigan Avenue.

Why should Travel Agents book Hotel Felix Chicago for their clients?
In addition to the great accommodations and amenities I mentioned for their clients, we are also offering travel agents15% commission when booking our "Great Rate and Value" promotion.

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with Travel Agents?
Our Great Rate and Value is valid for all new bookings now through January 31, 2010. For the guest, this promotion includes 20% off of our best available rate. When booking this offer, we are currently offering 15% commission for Travel Agents.

 

How can a Travel Agent book Hotel Felix Chicago?
Via GDS using our codes:

Hotel Felix Chicago

Amadeus: ORD366
Galileo: 92691
SABRE: 102227
Worldspan: 15366

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
HotelFelixChicago.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

The next time your clients want to visit the windy city, consider booking them at the Hotel Felix Chicago. Thanks for joining me today, Maria! 

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

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