MEETING PACKAGE: New Chicago Hotel Offers Planners Free iPods

The Avenue hotel, one of Chicago's newest properties, has announced a special promotion for meeting planners: When they book their next meeting at the hotel, they'll receive a complimentary video iPod.

Valid for meetings producing $5,000 or more in revenue, the Avenue hotel's iPod promotion is available only for meetings that are booked prior to Sept. 30, 2008, although those meetings may take place at any time in the future.

Located just steps from Michigan Avenue—Chicago's so-called "Magnificent Mile"—the Avenue features more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space for groups as small as 10 and as large as 200. It offers cityscape views in every meeting room, as well as wireless Internet access, the latest audio/visual equipment and on-site tech support, not to mention ergonomic meeting chairs and on-site catering services.

For more information, visit or call 1-877-AVE-5110.