In the Square

In the Square


The community is home to McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America. Every year, McCormick Place attracts close to 3 million visitors through its four buildings: North and South Buildings, the West Building and Lakeside Center. Shows in McCormick Show draw visitors from across the city and beyond, including the Chicago Auto Show. Plan or attend your next corporate event, large convention or trade show at McCormick Place. Find more information here.


Farm to fork from one of Chicago’s largest rooftops: SAVOR…Chicago has partnered with the Chicago Botanic Garden to plant the Midwest’s largest farm to fork rooftop garden on the roof of McCormick Place.

The 2.5 acre garden produces seasonal harvests that yield 8,000 lbs. of fresh produce including beets, kale, carrots, lettuce, peppers, beans and herbs used in Savor…Chicago kitchens. It is home to 20,000 honey bees in three hives producing 50 lbs. of honey a year and 2,000 Red Wiggler worms creating lbs. of vermicompost annually.

Visit Savor…Chicago to learn more, take a tour or find a kitchen here.


McCormick Square is home to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, a word-class hotel that is part of the 2.8 million additional square feet of meeting and exhibit space. Connected directly to McCormick Place and a short distance from global destinations in Chicago, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is an excellence choice to enhance your travel experience in the “Windy City”. Explore options to stay at the Hyatt Regency here.

In the next year, Hyatt will be one of two options to enjoy the McCormick Square community for longer stays. Opening in 2017, the 1205-room Marriott Marquis will feature a great-room style lobby restaurant and bar and marketplace food court in addition to its more than 90,000 square feet of meeting space. Learn more about the Marriott Marquis here.

All under one roof, McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena, Marriott Marquis and Hyatt Regency make up The Collection at McCormick Square. Learn more about The Collection at McCormick Square here.

Fun Fact

In May 2013 McCormick Place announced that it will be the largest convention center in North America committed to producing 100% of its electricity from wind energy.

We are no longer just a building, we are a community


Fun Fact

McCormick Square is the site of the 2012 NATO Summit. The event brought together more than 60 heads of state to discuss security in the Euro-Atlantic area. This was the largest gathering of world leaders in the United States since the formation of the United Nations after World War II.
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