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IACC Approval for the Hamburger University Conference Center in Association with Hyatt Lodge at McDo


Contact: Noreen Heron
Company: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Phone: 773.477.7666

OAK BROOK, IL (March 11, 2004) -- Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook is pleased to announce that the affiliated Hamburger University Conference Facilities has received Independent Association of Conferences & Conventions (IACC) approval as of February 2004. Located in Chicago's western suburbs, 20 miles from downtown Chicago, the Hamburger University Conference Facilities, affiliated and adjacent to the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, is one of only 13 hotel conference centers in the Chicagoland area with IACC certification.

The IACC is a not-for-profit, facilities organization founded in 1981 to promote greater awareness and understanding of unique features of conference centers around the world. IACC's Universal Criteria ensures superior quality in all facilities and the services offered.

The newly IACC accredited Hamburger University's 33,000 sq. feet two-level state-of-the-art conference center includes 38 meeting rooms and seven tiered classrooms. With meeting rooms that feature ergonomic chairs, customized lighting, non-glare tables, high-speed wireless internet access, translation booths, and automated audio visual equipment, Hamburger University Conference Center aims to create the ultimate meeting environment.

In addition to the Hamburger University Conference Center, the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus boasts 17,000 square feet of meeting space and can accommodate groups from 5 to 300. The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus meeting center, including five breakout rooms, complements the 5,200 square ft. state-of-the-art ballroom, 3,900 square ft. pavilion and 218 spacious guestrooms.

“We look forward to continuing to offer exceptional conference experiences by providing companies and organizations with seasoned sales, catering and convention services professionals who are skilled in managing successful meetings and events,” says Julie Coker, General Manager of the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook.

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook is proud to offer meeting space that features the latest in computer graphics, audiovisual and projection technology. Meeting rooms have sweeping views of the lush surrounding forests, and electronically controlled window screens to block out unwanted light. The 5,200 square ft. Prairie Ballroom features superior light and sound equipment.

Kerry Schlaack, Director of Sales and Marketing, says the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus is “the ideal place for conferences and special events because of the unique group amenities like the nature trails and team challenge areas which can make a conference experience truly special.”

Conference participants will also enjoy the guestrooms, which include voice mail, high speed wireless internet access and computer hook-ups, individual climate control, full bath amenities, irons and hairdryers, as well as coffee makers. In addition to the 218 guestrooms, there are four deluxe suites and three custom-designed suites.

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook is nestled within 88 acres of natural beauty including lakes, streams, and gorgeous wooded trails. The luxurious property is located nearby to the exclusive Oakbrook Center, offering 160 specialty shops and restaurants. Also located nearby are the Brookfield Zoo, polo and golf. A professionally managed full-service fitness facility, 70' lap pool, three whirlpools, and sauna/steam room are also available to guests. Two contemporary restaurants, Piazza, an Italian Café, and Water's Edge, a gourmet-on-the-go deli restaurant, give guests wonderful dining choices. Guests may also enjoy cocktails in the casual atmosphere at the Hearth Lounge.

For further information or to book your next meeting at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, please call 800.233.1234 or visit The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook is located at 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, Ill.

There are 204 Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world. Hyatt Hotels Corporation operated 123 hotels and resorts in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Hyatt International, through its subsidiaries, operates 81 hotels and resorts in 38 countries around the world. In the US, Hyatt Worldwide Reservations for individuals and groups can be reached at 1-800-233-1234. Outside the US, contact the local Hyatt sales office or representative. For more information about Hyatt hotels and resorts, consult Hyatt through the Internet at

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