From the editors of Elite Meetings
The Sax Chicago appeals to those who believe that stepping outside the office for meetings should mean stepping outside the box. The hotel inspires creativity in groups with a mix of atmosphere, comfort, energy, and innovative technology.
Visitors find themselves at the heart of Chicago's Marina City complex, just north of the Chicago River and downtown loop. Neighbors include the original House of Blues, 10-Pin Bowling Lounge, Harry Caray's, and Smith & Wollensky steak house. Right at home guests can join the action at the Crimson Lounge, Chicago's popular nightclub, and the inviting restaurant Bin 36. Equally character-rich environments set the 354 guest rooms apart as well—all equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and Wi-Fi, modern desks, chairs, and lighting should the need for “homework” arise.
The hotel's creativity reaches a peak in the 14,000 square feet of meeting space, which drew on the minds at Microsoft and other partners to build in cutting-edge technology for communications, lighting, sound, and audiovisual support. While the ballroom and breakout rooms serve as paragons of form and function for groups, they also break the mold with accents such as charged-glass (to change a space from public to private at the flick of a switch), fireplaces, geometrically designed couches, a calming water wall for relaxation, and a 36-foot, semicircular video wall for added visual drama.