Several Chicago hotels have joined together with the organizers of the Chi-Town Rising New Year's Eve event this year to offer guests special deals and exclusive access to New Year's celebrations.
Participating hotels will offer guests invitation-only access to the Television Audience Zone, where they can become part of NBC 5's show, and welcome in the New Year directly in front of the Countdown Stage, where the headlining musical acts will perform.
In addition, hotel guests will be given special discounts at participating restaurants, retail stores and tourists attractions. They will also be given access to private events and parties on New Year's Eve and throughout the weekend.
Below are the official hotel partners of Chi-Town Rising:
Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Upper Wacker Drive)
Radisson Blu Aqua (221 N. Columbus Drive)
Sheraton Chicago (301 E. North Water St.)
Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District (22 W. Monroe St.)
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago (33 W. Illinois St.)
InterContinental Chicago (505 N. Michigan Ave.)
Omni Chicago Hotel (676 N. Michigan Ave.)
Fairmont Hotel Chicago (200 N. Columbus Drive)
Swissotel Chicago (323 E. Upper Wacker Drive)
Chi-Town Rising, the first New Year's Eve event of its kind in Chicago, will feature music headliners, a "visually spectacular countdown to 2016" and a major fireworks show. The celebration will be televised live on NBC 5.
The ticketed event, presented by Corona Extra and hosted by Hyatt Gold Passport, will be held along the Chicago River between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive, with a Countdown Stage on the south side of the river and a midnight countdown featuring a giant Chicago star rising into the sky.
Chi-Town Rising attendees can share their NYE moments on social media using #ChiTownRising.