Make Events in Downtown Chicago Extraordinary


Host professional meetings at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Our 22 versatile event venues and 28 breakout rooms provide you with more than 40,000 square feet of total meeting space and offer sweeping views of the Chicago River and plenty of natural light. All of our conference and event venues boast modern designs and have the latest audiovisual technology available. Our hotel features multiple ballrooms, breakouts, and boardrooms that span multiple floors. Our layout allows your group to have the space you need within an area designated for your event. After your meeting or event, gather at Staytion Market & Bar where our mixologists meticulously create cocktails that are enjoyed by all. Located directly on the Riverwalk, our hotel provides you with ample opportunity to explore the finest restaurants and attractions in downtown Chicago. From the renowned Chicago Theatre to shopping on the Loop, you'll have plenty of time to immerse yourself in the city's vibrant offerings.


Event Rooms

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Inspiring Event Spaces for Your Next Meeting
Grand Ballroom

Sprawling Spaces

Spread across the second floor is our elegant Grand Ballroom featuring 10,640 square feet of space which can be divided into 6 sections and can accommodate up to 600 for business meetings, and an expansive pre-function area. The Explore room, with almost 7,000 square feet, boasts a unique design and a 180-degree floor-to-ceiling window panorama, and an inspiring skylight.

Unparalleled Views

Throughout the third floor, including the Cloud Gate Ballroom and breakout space, your group with relish in the awe-inspiring views. In particular, the Looking Glass Ballroom and Urban Blue showcase the sites of the Chicago River and downtown Chicago, allowing the presence of natural light to keep you energized while you meet.

Chicago Event Space

Flexible Events

The fourth floor consists of a variety of meeting rooms and breakouts designed to meet all your group needs including the Dearborn meeting room with 795 square feet of space and the Clark meeting room that can host up to 18 attendees set conference style or 30 for a reception. With versatile spaces ideal for larger or smaller events, our team can create the right setups with amazing Chicago views.

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Meetings & Events

Select from the 22 meeting venues in our hotel, comprising more than 40,000 square feet

Impress Chicago conference guests in the Looking Glass Ballroom, offering sweeping views of downtown
Host meetings and seminars in the Urban Blue venue, with an outdoor space and room for 140 guests
Make use of our hotel's modern AV technology, available in all our conference and event venues
Take in dramatic views of downtown Chicago from our hotel's rooftop venue
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Designed with Environmental Responsibility in Mind

Green Initiatives

Experience the Chicago Renaissance Downtown Hotel, where our commitment to sustainability leaves a lasting impression. Our meeting spaces prioritize the environment, with carefully regulated outdoor lighting and timers to conserve energy. We minimize food deliveries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while our culinary offerings delight with organic banquet options that respect both taste buds and the planet. Even in the smallest details, sustainability shines through - our meeting notepads are crafted from recycled paper, showcasing our dedication to eco-friendly practices. Join us in creating a positive impact while enjoying a memorable experience.


Expert Navigator - John Alcott

Experience Chicago Like a Local

Chicago is one of the largest cities in the US, with so much to do and see including the Art Institute of Chicago, the iconic Willis Tower, multiple sports areas, and some of the best shopping and dining. With our expert Navigator, John Alcott, your group can experience the best Chicago has to offer from an insider's perspective. Continuously searching for the newest, most intriguing spots, John can hand-pick attractions and activities specific to your group's interest, inspired by local favorites and insider experiences.


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