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Two Roads Hospitality Wins Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler magazine has recognized Two Roads Hospitality in 19 categories in the hotel and results section for their 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Chicagoland has a Timeline of Restaurants That Allow Patrons to Go Back in Time

From 1920s speakeasies to 1950s supper clubs and 1980s game emporiums, Chicagoland has a whole timeline of spots that pair good food with a side dish of nostalgia.

The Gwen Appoints General Manager

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Chicago announced the appointment of Scott Stuckey to general manager. Stuckey brings more than 27 years hospitality industry experience to his new position.

He will be responsible for the 300-room hotel’s 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Circa restaurant and lounge, and the hotel’s outdoor terrace, Upstairs at the Gwen.

Art Deco Building Set to Get Rooftop Makeover

The Robey, a 1929 art deco building located on the corner of Damen Avenue and North Avenue, is set for a makeover. The Robey is hard to miss, the 69-room hotel has a café, second-floor lounge, guest-only rooftop lounge, and in 2017, a rooftop pool. Grupo Habita will headline the project, with the hopes of modernizing the hotel without losing its character.

Its prism-like shape makes The Robey a unique building on the Wicker Park and Bucktown border. Built out of glass, wood, concrete and chrome, it earned the nickname Coyote Building due to its likening of a howling animal.

Meet Julia Hamilton

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Julia Hamilton was recently hired as event manager at Conference Chicago.

Meet Alven Diaz

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Alven Diaz was recently hired as chief technology officer for Conference Solutions in Chicago.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as chief technology officer at Conference Solutions?

Signature Drink: "Bo Knows This"

After a two-year hiatus from the restaurant world, chef Jason Vincent is back with Giant. The 40-seat spot in Logan Square offers classic Midwestern dishes from the culinary genius named Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef” and a winner of the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand award. General Manager and Partner Josh Perlman will oversee Giant’s beverage program, which includes a boutique wine and beer list and classic cocktails like this one—named after A Tribe Called Quest song.

New Leadership Joins Kinzie Hotel

Kinzie Hotel, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, hired Maurese Nelson as the new director of sales and marketing.

"I was attracted to Kinzie Hotel because it's an independent and I can instill my own selling style here," says Nelson. “The owner, Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, is investing in the right type of talent. I'm confident I can get people to buy into this product because I truly believe it's second to none. We offer a personal touch that separates us from competitors."

Prost! Give Your Group a Real Oktoberfest (without the Plane Tickets)

Hello readers,

It’s that time of year again—time for Oktoberfest! But, no need to go to Germany to give your group an authentic experience. Hofbräuhaus Chicago, the microbrewery, beer hall and restaurant that’s part of Rosemont’s MB Financial Park, is a direct affiliate of the original location in Munich and will be hosting an extensive celebration of all things Bavarian from now through Oct. 23.

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