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Chicago is the Place to Be in 2024!

This year will put a major spotlight on Chicago as the 'Crossroads of America', as the city will host the Democratic National Convention (August 19-22) for the first time in almost 30 years!  It is just the first in a series of landmark developments coming, as the Obama Presidential Center, rapidly rising in Jackson Park, is currently slated for a 2025 opening and 2026 will be the centennial of historic U.S. Route 66, which begins and ends in Chicago.

The hotly anticipated new experience, Flyover in Chicago, is anticipated to debut in Spring 2024 at Navy Pier. This 65-foot immersive flying journey, set amongst the stunning architectural backdrop of Chicago, will showcase the city from an entirely new perspective, weaving stories of what makes it formidable through its people, places, and cultures. Modeled after highly successful Flyover attractions in Las Vegas, Canada, and Iceland, this is the first attraction of its kind in Chicago. Situated near the Centennial Wheel on Navy Pier, Flyover is ideally located along the city’s popular waterfront.

After a successful inaugural race last year, NASCAR Chicago will be returning to Grant Park from July 6-7, 2024. Down on the Festival Field, General Admission tickets will grant attendees access to trackside views and to the Mobil 1 Concert Stage which will host top-tier musical artist performances, driver appearances, and more. In a new option for 2024, youth pricing and single-day tickets for general admission will be available for purchase. 

After undergoing an extensive renovation, the Ramova Theatre, a historic 1920's movie palace in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood which has been closed since 1985, reopened this past New Year's Eve under the ownership of local Chicago icons Jennifer Hudson, Chance the Rapper, and Quincy Jones. The Ramova will operate as a live music venue with an independent craft brewery, beer garden, and grill on site. The reopening is the culmination of years-long rehabilitation efforts alongside multi-million dollar public and private investments into the South Side Chicago community, which will invigorate Bridgeport as a premier live entertainment destination. Not only will the theatre bring top touring acts to Bridgeport, but the Ramova will also offer educational programs, and workshops, and amplify community initiatives from local non-profits. The Ramova Brewery will exclusively brew recipes from partners Other Half Brewing and The Ramova Grill, which initially closed in 2012 after an 82-year run in Bridgeport, will reopen as a 20-seat restaurant attached to the Ramova Brewery.

Bringing one of Asia’s most prominent and beloved hotel brands stateside for the very first time, South Korea’s largest hotel group LOTTE HOTELS AND RESORTS introduces vibrant, lifestyle-centric L7 HOTEL to downtown Chicago (225 N. Wabash at E Wacker Pl), opening Spring 2024.

Designed by award-winning design firm AvroKO, the aesthetics of the property reflect both its brand origins in Korea as well as the surrounding spirit of Chicago with 191 guest rooms (including 22 suites), unique wellness-focused amenities, a curated contemporary art program featuring Chicagoan, Korean, and Korean-American artists, and a signature ground-floor restaurant, PERILLA Korean American steakhouse, from acclaimed local restaurateurs and ambassadors of Korean fare Executive Chef Andrew Lim and Partners Thomas Oh and Alvin Kang.

Located just steps from the Chicago Riverwalk and the iconic Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, L7 HOTELS BY LOTTE offers guests proximity to the city’s tourist attractions and business district, bringing the best of an iconic brand to the United States in grand fashion.

Photo of FlyOver by Pursuit

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