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Concerts Top Chicago’s Summer Bucket List Hilton to help Chicagoans play this summer, host live concert at Palmer House Hilton

July 01, 2015  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Chicago knows how to rock the summer. In fact, 71 percent of Chicagoans included concerts on their Chicago summer bucket list, according to a study by Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT). To help Windy City music fans in their quest for fun, Hilton is hosting an exclusive concert, featuring a GRAMMY®-nominated artist at Palmer House Hilton on Friday, July 10, as part of its Hilton@PLAY concert series.

Leading up to the concert, from Monday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 8, Hilton will be randomly delighting dozens of Chicagoans and visitors who embrace the city's top playful locations with access to the concert for themselves and a friend. To participate, fans should follow @HiltonHotels on Twitter to receive more information.

"Summertime in Chicago not only embodies the spirit and energy that we seek to inspire year-round with Hilton@PLAY, it is also the home of 77 hotels and 10 brands within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio," says Jeff Diskin, executive vice president, commercial services, Hilton Worldwide. "While we're hosting our first Hilton@PLAY Chicago concert next week, this city has been Hilton's playground for years - from hosting star-studded events at The Drake Hotel and Palmer House Hilton to mixing the best cocktails at ROOF on theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton or Bernard's Bar at Waldorf Astoria Chicago."

Playful Summer Bucket List Highlights

To fully understand Chicago's affinity for play, Hilton surveyed Chicagoland residents to uncover their favorite summertime activities. Highlighted findings included:

  • Beachin' It, Every Weekend: On average, Chicago residents plan on going to the beach about once a week this summer, and they plan on going to the parks about two times a week.
  • Fair Weather Friends: Northsiders are more likely to bail on outdoor plans due to inclement weather compared to Southsiders (47% vs. 34%).
  • Friends with Boats: While 50 percent of Chicagoans never plan on boating or sailing this summer, 33 percent of respondents added 'make friends with someone who owns a boat' to their summertime bucket list.
  • The Ultimate Bucket List: If Chicagoans were to create a "Chicago Summer Bucket List," the top five activities would include free summer concerts, fireworks at Navy Pier, watching a baseball game at Wrigley Field, experiencing the Taste of Chicago event and watching the sunset from ROOF on theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton.

The upcoming Hilton@PLAY Chicago concert follows performances by GRAMMY®-winning Paramore at Conrad New York and pop superstar Nick Jonas at Hilton Anatole in Dallas. To attend a future event, Hilton HHonors members can visit and redeem Hilton HHonors Points for exclusive experiences.

For more information, or to join Hilton HHonors for free, visit Follow @HiltonHHonors for the latest news and surprise offerings from Hilton.

Colleen Hart
+1 703 883 6616

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 100 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. About Hilton Honors Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties in 117 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its more than 100 million members hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through Hilton Honors Experiences, such as exclusive artist connections and VIP concerts with Live Nation®, and race experiences with McLaren Racing. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting Connect with Hilton Honors at, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. About Hilton Hotels & Resorts For 100 years, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With 585 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at, and learn more by visiting and following Hilton Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Colleen Hart
Senior Manager, Portfolio Communications, Hilton Worldwide
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