New Venues | July 2021

Pendry Chicago (Hotel) and Chateau Carbide (Rooftop)

Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International and their Chicago location is a reimagining of the iconic 1920s-era Carbide & Carbon Building – a true American, Art Deco landmark. The hotel offers 13,000 square feet of diverse meetings and event space, a state-of- the-art fitness center, and a curated art collection featuring works from both world-renowned and local Chicago artists. 

Contact & Location

Location: 230 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312.777.9000 


Capacities & Outlets

Hotel Rooms: 364 newly redesigned guest rooms and suites.

Michigan Terrace: Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the terrace can be separated or combined into one 900+ square foot setting or a 40-foot outdoor terrace with views of Michigan Avenue. 

Grand Ballroom: An Art Deco-inspired space featuring a large window for ample natural light. Seats up to 500. 

Chateau Carbide Rooftop: 3,000+ square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space atop the hotel’s 24th floor. 

The Billiard Gallery: Features street-side windows overlooking Michigan Avenue. Accommodates up to 40 people. 

Gallery Rooms: 5 meeting rooms varying in size from 399 sq ft to 700 sq ft.

Salons: Private meetings rooms varying in size from 300-900 sq ft.

Venteux: The hotel’s signature French Brasserie featuring Michelin-starred Executive Chef Donald Young is home to an intimate private dining room – ideal for small celebrations and special occasions – and a petite café that can also be used for meetings. 

Additional Details

Located downtown, is centrally located, making it an easy walk to Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile or the Riverwalk.

The Penthouse Hyde Park

On Chicago’s south side, The Penthouse Hyde Park provides an air of refined elegance that nods to its 1920’s roots. This venue occupies the top floor of the former Piccadilly Hotel & Theater. When the hotel closed, the skyline ballroom sat untouched for decades, but new ownership purchased the Piccadilly in 2015 and reimagined its suites into high-end residential apartments. Their dream was to restore the ballroom to a venue for all to enjoy. Out of respect for Piccadilly’s historical and architectural significance, renovations went to great lengths to embody the best of the 1920s and 2020s. It is the last rooftop ballroom on the south side – all others have been torn down or converted into offices/amenity spaces in residential buildings. The ballroom is inspired by Art Deco with a modern, clean feel, and the intricate crown molding has been restored to its original glory to provide just a touch of character. The space has been outfitted with modern lighting and a sound system to provide a high-end experience, and the space also includes an open-air terrace with views of Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.

Contact & Location

Location: 5107 S Blackstone Ave. Chicago, IL 60615

Phone: 773-831-3000


Capacities & Outlets

Venue Capacity: 150 for seated dinner and dance floor, 180 seated, 250 cocktail style.

Additional Details

A/V: State-of-the-art speaker system with Bluetooth capability.

Amenities: Two-story VIP Suite included with every reservation (includes 2 lounges, 2 bathrooms, and kitchen).

Service Kitchen: On-site commercial prep kitchen for catering to use (warmers, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, prep tables and sinks).

Sable Hotel at Navy Pier

Video Courtesy of The Sable Hotel

Chicago’s Navy Pier had many lifetimes before becoming the iconic destination many know it as today. Originally a site of comings and goings for cargo ships, it was later leveraged in World Wars I and II as barracks, a Red Cross training center, and even a jail for draft dodgers. Navy Pier’s only hotel gets its name from the USS Sable, a converted passenger steamer docked at Navy Pier during WWII. Along with its partner vessel the USS Wolverine, over 120,000 successful landings took place and an estimated 35,000 pilots qualified on the decks of these ships.

The Sable Hotel is a sophisticated space to gather, featuring unique panoramic views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. Situated at the end of Navy Pier, the hotel is very much on the water, feeling like both a city and a resort. Because the narrow hotel was molded to fit the layout of the Pier, every single room has a view. And yes, that would include during the summer fireworks.

For visitors, this hotel is ideal, allowing you to do everything Navy Pier has to offer – from classic Chicago pizza to a boat ride – and be comfortably back in your room in no time. This also makes it a one-stop-shop for meetings and events, that creates an easy, “on campus” approach to the very best of Chicago.

Contact & Location

Location: Navy Pier – 900 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 1-872-710-5700


Capacities & Outlets

Great Lakes Event Space: Features 4,352 sq. ft. including 893 sq. ft. of pre-function area, and can be broken out into as many as five separate rooms accommodating 50-150.

Lirica Restaurant: Located off the 1st floor hotel lobby, this new restaurant specializes in Latin and Iberian-inspired cuisine served up in shared plates. Lirica’s private dining room features exclusive outdoor patio space and comfortably accommodates events of up to 40.

Offshore Rooftop: – The largest rooftop bar in the world, featuring chef-driven California cuisine and craft cocktails. An expansive gathering space with unmatched views, the venue can accommodate events of up to 1,000 guests.

Additional Details

A/V: Sable at Navy Pier partners with Encore to provide full-service A/V.

Space amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in audio, lighting control, pillar-free spaces, and a dedicated On-Site Event Manager.

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