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One of the Great Avenues of the World: The Magnificent Mile®

(Chicago, IL, February 13, 2006)

Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive, New York City's Fifth Avenue and Paris’ Champs Elysees combined cannot compare to the wonderful shopping opportunities, first class restaurants and hotel offerings of Chicago's Magnificent Mile®. Thriving within a one-mile area of tree-lined streets, from the Chicago River north to Oak Street, just steps away from the pristine waters of Lake Michigan, visitors can Feel Magnificent experiencing:

  • Exclusive retail establishments such as Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Marshall Field's and Nordstrom.

  • Prestigious boutiques such as Cartier, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Anne Fontaine, La Perla, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Tiffany & Co., as well as a number of additional internationally recognized names.

  • Critically-acclaimed dining establishments such as The Signature Room At The 95th, Spiaggia, Tru and many other restaurants.

  • Luxurious accommodations at four-and five-diamond hotels such as The Peninsula Chicago, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Park Hyatt Chicago, Conrad Chicago and Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

  • Unique experiential retail offerings including American Girl Place, Hershey’s Chicago, The Official NASCAR Store, Niketown and The Lego Store.

    In fact, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile® offers over 3.3 million square feet of retail space, 460 stores, 275 restaurants, two unique museums and entertaining attractions to more than 22 million visitors each year. The Magnificent Mile district features mature trees, flower-filled medians and more than 40 exceptional parkway gardens that reflect the changing seasons and complement the unique architectural beauty of Chicago.

    Six hundred businesses in the North Michigan Avenue area are members of The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMAA). With a mission of preserving, promoting and enhancing Chicago's most exceptional neighborhoods, GNMAA is an authority on the Near North Side. Please visit or call GNMAA at 312/642-3570 for maps, directories or more information on The Magnificent Mile®.

    Contact: Lisa Cooling - Marketing & Communications Associate
    Phone: 312-642-3570
    E-Mail: lcooling@gnmaa.com