• ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     
  • ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     
  • ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     
  • ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     

Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, ACME Hotel is bringing the personality. Bold art, outstanding technology and a locale that reflects the neighborhood’s vibrant nightlife are just a few of the attractions.

Traditional guests will appreciate that several room options offer stunning city views and spa-inspired bathrooms, while those looking for the modern will be satisfied by the technology available. Alexa is just one high-tech amenity offered to guests. The Amazon Echo system can serve as a personal assistant, offering several options with just the sound of a guest’s voice. Guests can also check out an apple watch for use during their stay and even check out a hotspot for use out and about the city.

Between is ACME’s combination retreat and communal workspace, ideal for indulging in lounge time with a group or in the hotel’s bottomless coffee. Guests are able to connect to a hub and tackle to-do lists between meetings or personal plans. A DIY snack bar serves as the cherry on top for a session of catching up on emails or enjoying the cozy seating available.

The indoor West Town Bakery, a neighborhood favorite, serves up local and organic pastries, grab-and-go sandwiches and other baked goods.

Bunny Slope combines the '60s, ski lodges, drinks, and hot tubs. One of nine concepts by The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, the Bunny Slope invites visitors indulging in a post-ski drink to a new bar setting. Decorated with snowflakes and inspired by winter activity, Bunny Slope is a kitschy take on a cocktail lounge. The Bunny Slope is available for private events.

Another area offered is Bodega, a bar that serves as a place to work by day and a site for locals to enjoy a beverage by night. With creatively boozy drinks like spiked sodas and slushies on the menu, guests have all sorts of fun beverages to sip on.

ACME’s acclaimed on-site bar, The Berkshire Room, presents an old-world aesthetic with modern elements. The front of the bar is made of overlapping leather belts and flooring is genuine terrazzo from the original ACME hotel. Craft cocktails are available from Beverage Director Benjamin Schiller and bar snacks are as upscale as the venue is.

Situated near the Mag Mile and among the core of the city’s other restaurants, ACME is sure to appeal to visiting planners. Its combination of unique spaces makes it a popular night spot in the area for guests and locals alike.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.