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Visit Naperville – Air travel just became more convenient for planning meetings and events

Above / Naperville is pleased to promote 19 lodging choices, all convenient to many happenings and local attractions. Both Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) are conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Naperville.

Our community welcomes news received today from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) regarding the COVID-19 testing requirement for travel.

AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement on June 10, 2022, after the Administration announced it was lifting its requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the US, beginning at midnight Sunday, June 12.

“Today’s announcement is a significant win for hotels and the broader travel industry. AHLA consistently called on the Administration and Congress to lift this testing requirement, which was out of date and had a chilling effect on inbound international travel to the US,” stated Rogers. “Lifting the requirement will make travel easier, facilitating more international visitors and helping hotels continue on the road to recovery, especially as we approach peak travel season this summer.”

Rogers credited Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) for their leadership in pushing for this critical change.

For more information about the AHLA, headquartered in Washington, DC, visit www.ahla.com.

Naperville Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes inquiries, visitors

Spring is winding down and summer is just around the corner. No one is more excited about this fact than I am!

It’s been a long two years, and it’s now time to start reconnecting with family and friends.

It’s also time to host those postponed meetings and events. Our amazing hotels, attractions and restaurants are ready to welcome you.

Naperville meeting spaces can be arranged to accommodate special occasions of all sizes.

For the last several months I have safely attended industry conferences throughout the country, highlighting and proudly representing Naperville. After connecting with meeting planners, it’s clear organizations and groups of all sizes are eager to start meeting again.

Naperville’s full-service hotels are ready to host your next social event or corporate meetings, too. The Marriott can seat over 500 guests in banquet rounds. The Hotel Arista has over 15,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, and Embassy Suites has the largest hotel meeting space with over 13,000 sq. ft. Hotel Indigo, partners with Elements banquet venue which sits along Naperville’s scenic Riverwalk… a perfect backdrop for any event.

Fill itineraries with plenty to do!

If you are looking for meeting space with a fun, unique atmosphere, consider Whirlyball, Topgolf or the DuPage Children’s Museum.

Whirlyball features challenging entertainment including Hyper Bowling and Whirlyball and can host up to 240 guests.

TopGolf also has great entertainment options, offering an array of meeting spaces, including a rooftop terrace and a full venue buyout.

The DuPage Children’s Museum is the perfect space with built-in entertainment for fundraisers, corporate team-building events, and holiday parties.

You can view a full list of attractions at VisitNaperville.com.

Dine Naperville, too!

Food is always the perfect reason to gather with friends or to leave the office behind for an informal business meeting. CityGate Grille can accommodate between 24 to 240 guests in many of their diverse meeting spaces. Fogo de Chao provides all that Brazil has to offer and is the ideal place for large and small groups.

Meson Sabika, a taste of Spain, has eight dining rooms in its historic mansion for small gatherings. The beautifully-landscaped property also offers a spacious patio as well as smaller patio settings for outdoor plans. The Pavilion at Meson Sabika can host up to 300 guests for a seated meal.

For a full list of Naperville restaurants, visit DineNaperville.com.

I look forward to assisting you find the perfect meeting venue for your upcoming special event.

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