Autograph Collection Hotels announced The Blackstone will join the brand's portfolio of more than 100 independent hotels across the globe on June 7.
Calling all wannabe spies! SafeHouse and EscapeHouse are now open in Chicago. These fully immersive experiences take a cue from America’s time honored intelligence operations, offering team-building entertainment alongside savory food and drink. Here are 10 things we’ve been cleared to tell you about these “top secret” destinations.
The fast-casual Chicago-style food concept, Portillo’s, will be opening its first Minnesota location at 8450 Hudson Rd. in Woodbury at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11. The new location marks the brand’s 50th restaurant opening.
The restaurant will feature a 1920s theme with décor inspired by the Prohibition era. The restaurant will include seating for more than 200 guests, with double drive-thru lanes and an outdoor patio.
Olympia Hotel Management has been chosen to manage Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Quad Cities in East Moline, Illinois. The showcase hotel project features the 134-room Hyatt Place hotel and 99-room Hyatt House hotel.
John Hogan grew up loving the blues—and cooking. He found a way to combine his passions at Chicago’s River Roast, with hearty menus offering a side dish of live music.
Just before its opening, Hotel EMC2, part of Autograph Collection Hotels, has announced its brand-new executive team. The first of its kind, the hotel celebrates the melding of art and science through its design, cuisine and guest experience. The team includes: Christine Wechter, general manager; Brandon Brumback, executive chef; Rebecca Royster, director of food and beverage; Stefanie Rowe, director of sales and marketing; Alexander Foster, director of rooms; and Yesenia Salas, human resources manager.
In September 2016, SpringHill Suites by Marriott kicked off its “Art of Local” series, a redesign of a similar program that began in 2010. The idea behind the North American platform is to bring together some of the best creators in each destination city into hotel lobbies as a way to provide busy patrons the opportunity to explore the local art scene. Each event is different and can include visual artists, culinary whizzes, skilled crafters and live performers.
theWit will return this summer for the second year with its summer season that has redefined travel.
During three marquee weekend Friday and Saturday nights, ROOF on theWit will host an exclusive immersion event including cuisine, cocktails and entertainment.
Chicago is nearing its goal of attracting 55 million annual visitors—and everyone, including the meetings and events industry, is benefitting from the attention.
Great Wolf Resorts, the Madison-based indoor waterpark company, has purchased KeyLime Cove, an indoor waterpark resort located in Gurnee, south of the Wisconsin border.
KeyLime Cove will be Great Wolf's 17th location; it closed in late April and will open under its new identity in mid-2018, spokesman Jason Lasecki said.
Terms of the deal have not been released.
A February report in the suburban Chicago newspaper Daily Herald said the Gurnee Village Board trustees approved financial incentives of up to $18 million for the project.