• Hyatt Hub Brings Together Hotel Owners, Consultants and Suppliers

    Hyatt's Happy Hyatt HQ

     
    POSTED June 12, 2018
     

Opened in August 2017 inside the 54-story office tower at 150 N. Riverside Plaza, Hyatt Hotels’ new headquarters—known as Hyatt Hub—looks a bit like an urban hotel. And that was exactly the point for the new space, which welcomes hotel owners, consultants and suppliers daily. 

“The Hyatt Hub is warm and hospitable with an atmosphere of casual refinement and a mix of spaces for working meetings, dining and socializing,” says Kristen Conry, vice president of product and brand development for Hyatt. “[Its design is] much like the designs of our hotels and with the same purpose: to care for people so they can be their best.”

The Hyatt Hub also cares for the environment, earning LEED Platinum certification and joining Google in becoming among the first companies in Chicago to pursue WELL certification for the space, which sets requirements for a wide range of items, from air quality to sugar content in food and beverage offerings.

More good news for meetings and events continues to pour out of the Gerald R. Ford International (GFIA) Airport.

The airport reported an almost 6 percent increase in passengers—2,811,622 total in 2017—flying and in out of the Grand Rapids facility. That record established the best year in the airport’s 54-year history, and marked the fifth straight year of record-setting growth.

The airport saw growth in 11 of 12 months during 2017, and experienced 53 months of growth over a 60-month period.

 

After falling under disrepair for years, Theater on the Lake has emerged from renovations as a brand-new indoor-outdoor venue just in time for summer events.

 

Summertime in Chicago means it’s time to break out the chilly desserts. We tapped Starr Nordgren, also known as @chicagofoodiegirl to her 33,000 Instagram followers, to pick fi ve delicious ice cream treats to add to menus this season.  

PARLOR PIZZA BAR’S ICE CREAM TACOS

Executive chef Jaysen Euler has become an Instagram sensation with his “Tacolato,” a waffle-shell dessert taco. The Cookie Monster and Unicorn Dreams flavors are the most popular. 

BOMBOBAR’S COOLER CHOCOLATE