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Chinese President Visits Hilton Chicago For Mayor's Dinner
February 04, 2011
CHICAGO - On Thursday, January 20, 2011, Hilton Chicago received President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China for a welcome dinner hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mrs. Maggie Daley in the historic Grand Ballroom. The dinner, attended by civic, business and community leaders was the first official event held to mark the occasion of President Hu’s first visit to Chicago.
I greeted President Hu upon arrival for this historical event which is added to a long history of important and memorable social and political events hosted at our hotel.
Back in 1959, our hotel was selected by Mayor Daley’s father, the honorable Richard J. Daley, who was mayor of the city then, as the location for the memorable dinner he hosted for Queen Elizabeth II.
John Wells, general manager, Hilton Chicago, is a 26 year Hilton Team Member.
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