• Flashback: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Builds on Long History

     
    POSTED December 5, 2016
     

Though the Chicago Athletic Association hotel has become one of the hottest new properties in Chicago, the history of the building goes back more than a century. The original CAA was established in 1890 with a mission of “providing a setting for athletic, business and social activities.” Founding members included AG Spalding, Cyrus McCormick and Marshall Field.

The CAA remained a men’s-only club until 1972, and it was the only athletic club to survive the Great Depression, remaining a private membership organization until a final closure in 2007. Just a few years later, AJ Capital, Geolo Capital and Commune Hotels + Resorts began a groundbreaking two-year restoration that aimed to keep the incredible integrity intact. The building has since achieved Class L certification through the Historic Preservation and Landmarks and the National Park Service.

Salado’s iconic Stagecoach Inn has opened a new event venue: Longhorn Ballroom.

 

The home of Rockford’s new entrepreneurial event space may date back to the 1920s, but Rockford City Market is primed to showcase future creatives and makers of all kinds.

 

Want to add a literary flavor to your next event–literally? Host a gathering at a library to add a scholarly tone to your fête. You could even go all-in with a literature-themed dress code. Here are some suggestions for a “novel” approach to event planning.

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