CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AC Hotels by Marriott®, the modern, design-driven, lifestyle hotel brand from Marriott International, Inc. launches UNPACKED Events at the stylish AC Hotel Chicago Downtown July 21, 2016. The hotel will host the inaugural UNPACKED Event for business leaders and entrepreneurs from 6-9 p.m., and will feature discussions with local Chicago and international technology leaders. The AC Hotel Chicago Downtown is owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts.
The event is the result of a creative partnership with AC Hotels, their global partner, Startup Grind, the largest independent startup community in the world, and thought leader, Sandy Abrams, who will be moderating the discussions. Abrams is a nationally recognized author, columnist, small business consultant and entrepreneur. The evening will feature a networking reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the AC Lounge, where guests will enjoy tapas-style small bites, specialty wines and local craft beers. The schedule of events includes a fireside chat with Sage executives in town for next week’s Sage Summit, followed by a panel discussion about technology, trends and the state of business in Chicago with founders from 30second Mobile, Brave Initiatives and Living 60010 and insight from Pritzker Group Venture Capital, starting at 7 p.m. The event is free for the first 75 attendees by registering in advance here.
Registered attendees will receive a complimentary three-day admission pass to the upcoming Sage Summit taking place in Chicago July 25-28, where Abrams will conduct a workshop through her partnership with Sage. The Sage Summit is the world’s largest event for small and medium-sized businesses, with A-list speakers, tech innovations, mentor and peer networking, interactive training, and off-the-chart experiences. Speakers include Sir Richard Branson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashton Kutcher, Zooey Deschanel and stars of ABC’s Shark Tank.
“We are thrilled to continue our support of local startups and the entrepreneurial traveler by connecting successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors in our inspiring and classically modern spaces here in Chicago,” said Chris Zarek, general manager of the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown. “Our downtown urban hotel is the perfect location for entrepreneurs to meet up, collaborate and network in our beautifully designed spaces.”
AC Hotel Chicago Downtown is located at 630 N Rush Street, on the corner of Rush and Ontario Streets, just one block west from the acclaimed Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter @ACHotelChicago.
About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new modern aesthetic complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 90 design-led hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France, Mexico and the United States. Design-driven AC Hotels edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. Property highlights include design-savvy rooms with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features. For more information, visit ac-hotels.com.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).