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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS: December 2007

North America and National Markets - Chicago IL and Washington DC

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied, Square Footage Catered, Estimated Number of Attendees
 
Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied - North America
Event Name
Property
Total Sq. Ft Occupied
1
Pri-Med Conf. & Exhibition
Baltimore Convention Center
1,426,824
2
AAEP 2007 Annual Convention
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
865,753
3
National Staff Development Council Annual Conference
Hilton Anatole
608,829
4
National Inspirational Youth Convention-2007 Ann
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
529,950
5
2007 College of Knowledge
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
467,952
6
Rocky Mountain Christmas Tour
The Broadmoor
429,456
7
National Weatherization Conference 2007
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disn
422,327
8
Baxter New Hire Training
Westin Chicago North Shore
376,070
9
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
Embassy Suites Hotel Airport-Convention Ctr North
345,960
10
Ernst & Young
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
317,355
Square Footage Catered- North America
Event Name
Property
Total Sq. Ft Catered
1
Rocky Mountain Christmas Tour
The Broadmoor
360,000
2
Baxter New Hire Training
Westin Chicago North Shore
174,316
3
Brighthouse Networks Holidays
Rosen Shingle Creek
140,140
4
Ernst & Young
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
123,337
5
2007 College of Knowledge
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
116,988
6
AMG Homecoming & Reunion 2007
Hilton Anatole
113,957
7
Quixtar Achievers
Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
99,629
8
Christian Witness Center - Winter Conference
Hyatt Regency Crown Center Kansas City
92,160
9
Ball Aerospace Holiday Party
Adam's Mark Denver
84,000
10
American Academy of Pediatrics Holiday Party
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
75,678
Estimated Number of Attendees - North America
Event Name
Property
Attendees 
1
Pri-Med Conf. & Exhibition
Baltimore Convention Center
7,493
2
AAEP 2007 Annual Convention
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
7,292
3
Rocky Mountain Christmas Tour
The Broadmoor
7,200
4
National Weatherization Conference 2007
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disn
6,414
5
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
Embassy Suites Hotel Airport-Convention Ctr North
3,841
6
American Academy of Pediatrics Holiday Party
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
3,741
7
Brighthouse Networks Holidays
Rosen Shingle Creek
3,525
8
Quintiles Holiday Party 2007
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
3,509
9
National Staff Development Council Annual Conference
Hilton Anatole
3,451
10
D & D Plumbing
Grand Sierra Resort
3,004


 
   
SELECTED MARKET: Chicago IL
Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied: Chicago IL
Event Name
Property
Total Sq. Ft Occupied
1
Baxter New Hire Training
Westin Chicago North Shore
376,070
2
Ernst & Young
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
317,355
3
American Academy of Pediatrics Holiday Party
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
103,180
4
NGFA/Country Elevator/Feed Industry Council Conference 2007
Marriott Chicago Downtown
80,433
5
Illinois Professional Turf Conference
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa
70,050
6
Chicago National Softball Coaches Clinic
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
55,040
7
IPAT Certification Training
Marriott Schaumburg
42,700
8
MHOA - McDonald 's Hispanic Owner - Operators Association
Westin Hotel O'Hare Airport
41,534
9
HSBC
Hilton Northbrook
40,533
10
Hewitt RFM Practice Meeting
Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
39,740
Square Footage Catered: Chicago IL
Event Name
Property
Total Sq. Ft Catered
1
Baxter New Hire Training
Westin Chicago North Shore
174,316
2
Ernst & Young
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
123,337
3
American Academy of Pediatrics Holiday Party
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
75,678
4
Governors Conference on Aging 2007
Marriott Chicago Downtown
38,916
5
MHOA - McDonald 's Hispanic Owner - Operators Association
Westin Hotel O'Hare Airport
29,326
6
Siemens Building Technologies Annual Dinner
Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
24,000
7
Illinois Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architect
Renaissance CHI Hotel
21,280
8
Kimball Hill Homes Holiday Party
Westin Chicago Northwest
19,200
9
Insurance Seminar on Economic Capital
Marriott Chicago O'Hare
19,192
10
Koubek And Strategic Selling
Marriott Schaumburg
17,080
Estimated Number of Attendees: Chicago IL
Event Name
Property
Attendees 
1
American Academy of Pediatrics Holiday Party
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
3,741
2
Ernst & Young
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
2,593
3
Baxter New Hire Training
Westin Chicago North Shore
2,115
4
NGFA/Country Elevator/Feed Industry Council Conference 2007
Marriott Chicago Downtown
1,416
5
MB Financial Bank Holiday Party
Westin Hotel O'Hare Airport
723
6
NOSCO Holiday Party
Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
720
7
Caterpillar Leadership Workshop
Marriott Hickory Ridge Conference Hotel
647
8
Illinois Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architect
Renaissance CHI Hotel
638
9
Kimball Hill Homes Holiday Party
Westin Chicago Northwest
576
10
COE College Campaign Launch
Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Ctr., Downers
570


 
   
SELECTED MARKET: Washington DC
Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied: Washington DC
Event Name
Property
Total Sq. Ft Occupied
1
13th Annual Partners In Environmental Technology Conference
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
150,216
2
Hillel International Professional Staff
Renaissance Washington DC
99,191
3
Osteoporosis Meeting
Omni Shoreham Hotel
91,130
4
AFCEA 2007 Defense Spectrum Summit General Meeting
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
88,345
5
Shor Bar Mitzvah
Sheraton Reston Hotel
81,452
6
NILC Low Income Immigrants Rights Conference
Doubletree Hotel Crystal City
69,902
7
Children's Bureau
Marriott Crystal Gateway
56,545
8
2007 Yuletide Ball
JW Marriott
54,720
9
UPF International Leadership Conference
Sheraton National Hotel
51,290
10
In House Events
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
50,767
Square Footage Catered: Washington DC
Event Name
Property
Total Sq. Ft Catered
1
13th Annual Partners In Environmental Technology Conference
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
42,408
2
NILC Low Income Immigrants Rights Conference
Doubletree Hotel Crystal City
36,336
3
Sidley Austin LLP Holiday Party - 2007
Omni Shoreham Hotel
29,568
4
Thales Holiday Party 2007
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
29,382
5
2007 Coast Guard Ball
Renaissance Washington DC
29,032
6
In Honor of Megan and David's Wedding
Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner
28,006
7
Shor Bar Mitzvah
Sheraton Reston Hotel
27,266
8
Quaterback Club - Toyota Redskins Player of The Year
Sheraton Premiere Hotel at Tysons Corner
25,000
9
Signature Government Solutions 2007 Holiday Party
Marriott Crystal Gateway
24,128
10
Epsilon Boule 2007
JW Marriott
23,940
Estimated Number of Attendees: Washington DC
Event Name
Property
Attendees 
1
Sans Institute Cyber Defense Initiative East 2007
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
1,962
2
Comcast 2007 Winter Gala
Renaissance Washington DC
1,141
3
Thales Holiday Party 2007
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
1,055
4
Quaterback Club - Toyota Redskins Player of The Year
Sheraton Premiere Hotel at Tysons Corner
852
5
In Honor of Megan and David's Wedding
Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner
840
6
Epsilon Boule 2007
JW Marriott
820
7
Signature Government Solutions 2007 Holiday Party
Marriott Crystal Gateway
723
8
CACI
Grand Hyatt Washington
647
9
National Concress on the UN and Under Insured
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
645
10
American Friends of the Hebrew University Gala
Ritz-Carlton Washington DC
634
 
Data derived from reader board reports covering hotels in 59 metropolitan areas across 39 states and provinces.
 
The Knowland Groupô provides detailed reports on events within a clientís competitive set of hotels to over 400 hotels across the United States and Canada. 

Details include: meeting planner contact information, previous event and size details on all groups surveyed, detailed overview of groupís experiences including any complaints or issues, actual size of event (number of room nights actualized), date of groupís next event, property selection decision date(s) and/or process(s) (including RFP details if relevant), size of next event, existence of any relationships (contractual and/or personal) with incumbent and/or other hotel(s) and any additional information requested by client.

For more details on expanding your group sales revenue Ė contact the Knowland Groupô today online: www.KnowlandGroup.com or by phone: 202.842.9244 

 

*Data are derived from the Knowland Groupísô READERSô - hotel reader board service. Hotels surveyed are determined by request from Knowland Groupô  clients. Data do not represent a scientific study. Estimated number of attendees is based on size of meeting rooms occupied and, where possible to determine, configuration of rooms and does not necessarily correspond to room nights actualized. Data on catered events are determined by function descriptions. Single instance events, such as weddings, although included in client reports, or omitted here. Certain oversized properties, including conference and convention centers, although included in client reports if requested, are omitted here.


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Also See: Top 10 group Events - Octoober  2007 - North America and Selected Market - Boston & Atlanta  / Knowland Group / November 2007
Top 10 group Events - June 2007 - North America and Selected Market - Chicago / Knowland Group / July 2007
Top 10 Group Events: North America and Selected Markets / Aug 01, 2007 - Aug 31, 2007 / Knowland Group Inc / September 2007
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