All eyes were on Chicago this week as we welcomed 6,000 travel influencers from more than 70 countries for the U.S. Travel Associations annual IPW conference. For the opening night fête on Sunday, April 6th, guests ventured to Cinespace Chicago Film Studios where Choose Chicago set the stage for an incredible night. Hundreds of restaurants and mixologists were on hand to show off all of the best culinary delights Chicago has to offer including Gibsons Steakhouse, Garrett Popcorn Shops and Burke’s Primehouse. On the entertainment end, Broadway in Chicago’s “Motown The Musical,” left guests wanting more with their electrifying performance. One of the main highlights of the night was when multiple Grammy Award nominee Janelle Monáe took to the stage leaving revelers with an incredibly exciting experience that will be talked about for years to come. For more information about IPW 2014 in Chicago, click here.
Melissa Maynard is the editor-in-chief of Factio Magazine, founded in 2002 featuring fashion, beauty, luxury events, travel, and art. When she's not traveling, she's renovating her Craftsman bungalow with her husband and enjoying life in Chicago with their three kids. She has written for the Chicago Tribune and her articles have appeared in Glam.com, Bliss.com and MSN Arabia. She has been quoted as a fashion expert in Refinery29 and Racked.