The City of Chicago’s Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

As of now the PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging Expo is scheduled for November 8-11, 2020 at McCormick Place, Chicago. As the event’s Official Hotel Reservation Office, Expovision is closely monitoring hotel partners’ COVID-19 response. The PMMI Tradeshow Department is actively working with its city partners to see how the state’s and city’s 5-phase reopen plans could potentially impact the largest packaging expo.

The city of Chicago is diligently following COVID-19 guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This includes Illinois state leaders, the Chicago Convention Bureau, McCormick Place and the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The Hospitality Industry’s New Cleaning Protocols in Response to COVID-19

Expovision has reached out to its hotel partners for the latest information on their cleaning and safety protocols during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. Each major hotel brand has its own initiative: Hilton has the “CleanStay” global program, Marriott International started a “Global Cleanliness Council,” Venetian’s is the “Clean Commitment,” IHG Hotels & Resorts are reinforcing their “Culture of Clean,” and Hyatt launched the “Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment.” On May 4th Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced their “Count on Us” initiative. On May 13th Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts opened a “Lead with Care” collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Across the board, the major hotel brands share these similarities on ensuring employees’ and guests’ safety during COVID-19:

Renovated hotel guest rooms in Chicago

The Chicago hotel market continues to expand and reinvent itself in the Windy City. Expovision has added some new properties and lucky for you – the PACK EXPO International room block also has hotels with renovated guest rooms! Chicago hotels are filled with rich architectural history, modern amenities and trendy bars and dining.

2 New Chicago Hotels to try for PACK EXPO International 2020

PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2020 will be in Chicago during November, which brings chilly weather and the start of holiday season cheer. The Expovision team has been surveying the ever-changing landscape of hotels in the city to prepare the official room block. After our research we’ve added two new, boutique hotels in the downtown area. As always, we’ve pre-negotiated the guaranteed lowest rates for pack expo show attendees and exhibitors!

See the Headquarter Hotel for APhA2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the National Harbor. This hotel is close by three Washington, D.C. area airports: Ronald Reagan National, Washington Dulles International and Baltimore/Washington International. This large hotel has 2,000 guest rooms, nearly 100 event venues and 7 restaurants!

Boutique AAO 2019 Hotels with Unique Amenities

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has chosen the diverse and beautiful city of San Francisco for the AAO 2019 Annual Meeting. San Francisco has a variety of neighborhoods and hotels- the AAO 2019 room block has over 80 properties! There are many boutique hotels exclusive to the city, so below are 5 that provide unique amenities for your stay.

Meetings Hotel Scams-What to Know for GSA 2019 Austin

2018 marked the fifth annual Exhibitors Day and one of the major issues discussed was housing poachers. In June 2018, convention industry members went to Capitol Hill to bring to light that there are “15 million fraudulent online bookings scams” every year. That’s $1.3 billion in booking scammers’ pockets!

Renovated Caesars Entertainment guest rooms in Las Vegas

The only constant in Vegas hospitality is that properties are always changing and reinventing themselves. Many Caesars’ Entertainment hotels have updated their guest rooms in time for this year’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas! The event will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 23-25.

Hotel Reservation Scams in the Convention Industry- PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019

2018 marked the fifth annual Exhibitors Day and one of the major issues discussed was housing poachers. In June 2018, convention industry members went to Capitol Hill to bring to light that there are “15 million fraudulent online bookings scams” every year. That’s $1.3 billion in booking scammers’ pockets!