"An awesome job by all during our meeting."  American Waterways Safety Meeting  

I always love coming to The Drake.  Your team always hits it out of the park and the team is so wonderful to work with.  I especially appreciate our partnership and always look forward to working with you in particular.  Also, I am so impressed how the Drake team really hit the ground running in terms of getting back to events after the long COVID hiatus.

…Thank you all for another great experience.  Looking forward to talking 2022.


"I can't wait to plan my next event at The Drake!" — ASNP-Association of Special Needs

"As a planner who plans over a dozen events a year, this was by far the best planning and on-site
experience I've had in several years. Thanks to Kelli Giglio and her team for making everything run
seamless!! I can't wait to plan my next event at The Drake!!"

 "…spoiled at The Drake…" — DF Meetings & Events

"…everything went really well in Chicago. It definitely set the bar for what was to be expected at our other two events this year, and I have to say it was a hard bar to meet. Rachel and the others who ran the event had only the greatest things to say about your staff and how smoothly everything went. While we had a great year with three successful events, Rachel kept saying at the other two events later this Spring that they were “spoiled at the Drake.” And as I’m sure you know already – you have a great team that made my job much easier as well. So thank you to all of you for a successful event."

"…thoughtfulness, planning and support continue to exceed my expectations."  –  PWC

I wanted to pass along my sincere appreciation for the efforts of your team – specifically Kelli and Flo for supporting our recent conferences at the Drake. This is our second year hosting our event at the Drake and their efforts are a main driver for our annual return. 

In total we had 650+ people attend and used the majority of your meeting rooms. The thoughtfulness, planning, and support continue to exceed my expectations.

Kelli and team continuously checked-in with us and ensured everything was running smoothly and that we had all the support we needed from beverages through A/V.

"…service was brilliant." – Siemens

"…my sincere thanks to Kelli Giglio and Andrea Barrera for their outstanding service, and to let you know just how pleased my group was with our stay.  Through the planning process and the actual event itself, their service was brilliant.  Kelli and Andrea were always prompt in responding to my requests, professional, courteous and through every step in this event they were a pleasure to deal with.  They provided excellent care.  The Drake is a lovely hotel, and when we come back to Chicago I will certainly request this property for our events."