Aloft Chicago Downtown River North

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Organize Efficient Meetings Near Downtown Chicago, IL

Host lectures, trainings and company retreats in our design-forward meeting space. River Room features wooden décor, contemporary wall art and theater seating for 200 people. Tactic Room offers pre-loaded business perks with a 12-person conference table, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Make your gathering stand out with catering from Beatrix, Ema, or Zombie Taco - all local River North restaurants.

  • 5

    Event rooms

  • 276 sq m

    Total event space

  • 200

    Capacity largest space

  • 5

    Maximum breakout rooms

Meeting Space - Classroom Setup

Exceptional Meetings & Events

We have six meeting rooms with the largest space covering 1,919 sq ft.
Private Dining

Elevated Dining

We are proud to offer catering options by some of the top restaurants in Chicago.  Your dining experience in our meeting spaces will be anything but ordinary.

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About this venue

  • Inspire big, bold ideas in our five meeting rooms comprising almost 3,000 square feet of space

  • Rearrange River Room to your liking with retractable walls and flexible floor plans

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  • Kickstart board meetings in Tactic Room, our pre-set venue with a 12-person table and flat-screen TV

  • Choose in-house catering from Beatrix, Ema or Zombie Taco - all nearby River North restaurants

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  • Meeting equipment includes LCD projectors and copy services in a full-service business center

  • Capitalize on valet parking bundles, nightlife packages and group-friendly reservation tools

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Plan an inspired event

Attendee Booking Tools

We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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Manage your event with ease

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and services

Meeting equipment

AV equipment

LCD projector


Stage: portable


TV production service provider

Meeting services

AV technician

Copy service

Security guard


Business equipment



Business services

Copy service

Fax service

Full-service business center

Overnight delivery/pickup



Floor plans

Capacity chart

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  • tactic
  • 4.3x8.5x2.7
  • 36
  • 10
  • River Room B
  • 8.8x5.5x2.7
  • 48
  • 40
  • 20
  • 18
  • 15
  • 30
  • Dearborn Room
  • 7.9x8.2x2.4
  • 65
  • 50
  • 27
  • 16
  • 12
  • 40
  • River Room BC
  • 8.8x14.3x2.7
  • 127
  • 120
  • 60
  • 46
  • 45
  • 90
  • River Room
  • 9.1x19.6x2.7
  • 178
  • 200
  • 120
  • 46
  • 63
  • 170
  • River Room AB
  • 8.8x12.2x2.7
  • 108
  • 120
  • 60
  • 28
  • 45
  • 90
  • River Room A
  • 8.8x6.7x2.7
  • 59
  • 45
  • 32
  • 16
  • 21
  • 40
  • River Room C
  • 8.8x7.6x2.7
  • 67
  • 80
  • 35
  • 22
  • 28
  • 40

Room setup examples

Setup Example


Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

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Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

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E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

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Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

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Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

Conference and Hollow Square

Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.

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