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Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center Introduces Locally Inspired Themed Menus

Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center is offering new menus that offer an experience of the local flavors of Illinois. They offer a range of menus including: Sweet Home Chicago, Illinois Farm Table, Nuts on Clark, North vs. South and 1893 (Chicago’s World Fair.)

Each menu showcases a different aspect of Chicago’s legendary culinary scene. From sweets to farm-to-table, there is an option for everyone.

For more information, visit lemeridienoakbrook.com.

Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center Appoints General Manager

Paul E. Cardona has been appointed the new general manager of Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center. He brings more than 22 years of hotel experience to his latest position.

“Paul’s experience working with luxury, world-class brands, such as the Four Seasons and Park Hyatt Chicago,” says Paul Wischermann, president and CEO, Wischermann Partners, Inc. “Makes him the perfect addition to our Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center team and has further solidified the hotel as one of the best in the Chicagoland area.”

Goldmoor Inn Appoints New Director of Events

The Goldmoor Inn has announced Glenn Griffith as its new director of events. Griffith will all event planning at the 21-acre property based in Galena, Ill.

He brings more thanr 25 years of experience to his new role, previously serving as director of catering in hotels such as The New York Palace Hotel, The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. He also has owned his own social and corporate event planning company, Glenn Griffith Inc.

It's Never Too Early To Get Into the Holiday Spirit

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It may be summer, but the holidays will be here before you know it. While you may have already secured the perfect venue, we’re taking a look ahead at what will be merry and bright for seasonal décor, entertainment, themes, activities, drinks, food and parting gifts, so you can start making your wish list now.

Seasonal Décor

Chi-Town Rising Started a New Year of Tourism on the Right Foot

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New York has the ball, Sydney has the Bridge, and this year, Chicago had the Star. And at midnight on New Year’s Eve, when that giant sparkler roared 360 feet into the night sky, it not only marked the start of 2016 but also a new initiative to boost winter tourism in Chicago.

Chicago Southland Puts on the Charm

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It only takes a few steps into the La Banque Hotel to know that you have entered a lap of luxury. From the marble fl oors to the exquisite wall coverings to the majestic bank lobby hinting at the hotel’s historical beginnings, it’s no wonder that so many guests craving a high-end hotel experience have fl ocked to the intimate venue. Inside are 18 guest rooms, a worldclass fi tness center and lavish meeting rooms. There is only one thing that seems to surprise the guests of the resort-style hotel: its location.

Paramount Fresh Delivers Fresh Office Lunches

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Trying to eat healthy in the office? The struggle is real. That is, unless you have Paramount Fresh, a new drop-off catering service offered through Chicago’s Paramount Events that delivers nutritious orders for client lunches and business meetings and can also stock office pantries.

Crafting Cocktails has Never Been Easier Thanks to Cocktail Courier

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If the extent of your cocktail knowledge is building the perfect rum and coke, there’s a new service that can help you become a mix master and wow guests at your next event. Founded in Chicago last fall, Cocktail Courier aims to “demystify the craft cocktail process” by delivering foolproof kits right to your door stocked with premeasured ingredients (with no skimping on the premium liquor) and an easy-to-follow recipe card stirred together by award-winning bartenders.

Discover Why Rosemont is Growing in Popularity

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In January, the Village of Rosemont celebrated its 60th anniversary—and boy has the community come far in that time, from an incorporated village with a burgeoning convention district to an all-out entertainment destination vital to locals and visitors traveling to and from the nearby O’Hare Airport.

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