The Warm Windy City

Hispanics in Chicago are a young and uniquely American population—more than 60 percent are second and third generation and are under the age of 28. As such, they have been educated in American schools. Seventy percent can speak and understand Spanish spoken to them, but more than 60 percent cannot read or write Spanish.

Seventy-two percent of Chicago’s Hispanic college graduates cannot read or write Spanish. Forty-one percent own a personal computer, 63 percent use computers at work, and they spend an average of 10 hours a week using computers. Less than 11 percent read and write Spanish exclusively. Over 50 percent exclusively read English.

Hispanics in Chicago are successful, prosperous, and an established part of American society. And as the third-largest Hispanic market in the U.S., they represent over $9 billion in buying power.

Is it any wonder business wants to do business in Chicago?

When in Chicago, you can’t go wrong with a stay at the Westin Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile across from Bloomingdale’s and the upscale shops of Water Tower Place. The Loop, business hub of the city, is right outside the doorstep. The Westin Michigan Avenue has 751 guest rooms including 23 suites, each with a marble foyer and large marble bathroom. You can enjoy the comforts of home while you keep doing business with dual line telephones, in-room Internet access, and wireless hot-spots in the lobby.

If you’re on a health kick, Westin is the way to go. Their signature spa program offers a menu of in-room spa treatments for complete relaxtion in the comfort and privacy of your guest room. And of course there’s Westin’s famous Breathe Westin policy, so the entire hotel is smoke-free and you and your associates can breathe easy while you work.

Westin knows how to do business meetings right. Its One Call service enables you to delegate planning responsibilities to a Westin meetings expert who will schedule, organize, price, and manage every detail of your function. For details, call 800-301-1111. For more information about Breathe Westin and Westin hotels, click here.

Check into the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago at 909 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, (312) 943-7200.


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