I am a marketing and SEO specialist and I recently wanted to host a meeting in Chicago for some clients and to try and bring in new leads. I found the Crowne Plaza Avenue Hotel and knew it would be the best place to drum up some business. Their staff was very helpful in assessing my needs and getting me set up with a meeting area that would be best for me. The staff and amenities were all very pleasant and up scale. I ended up using the meeting room on their 13th floor called Fifth, Fashion & Lexington. It was a moderately sized room I only expected around forty or forty-five people, so this room provided plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable and have their own space during our meetings. It also allowed me to break everyone into groups and not have these groups on top of each other. Overall my experience was amazing. As I said before the staff was very helpful, even jumping in and helping me get some more chairs set up for a morning discussion that drew a bigger crowd than expected. The price was affordable and the hotel its self was a beauty to visit. I would recommend this venue for anyone looking for a good place to hold a meeting or conference. With their many options and sizes for rooms they are sure to have something that will fit your needs. I know I will be using them again the next time I make it to Chicago!