• New Venue Spotlight: Ace Hotel Chicago

     
    POSTED August 29, 2017
     

    Chicago is the newest location in the Ace Hotel’s expanding portfolio.

Ace Hotel is expanding its portfolio of popular boutique properties, announcing the opening of Ace Hotel Chicago on Sept. 1. It will be the brand’s ninth hotel, joining sister properties in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. The Ace Hotel has long had a goal to support artists and musicians in its local communities through various partnerships and programming. The Chicago property has already made waves in its new home, teaming up with youth organizations like Little Black Pearl, Young Chicago Authors and 826CHI. Ace Hotel Chicago has donated 10 percent of revenue from its preview bookings to these local charities and has plans to continue to implement various events and initiatives throughout the year.

Located in the West Loop, the 159-room hotel has plenty of features for business and leisure guests to enjoy, such as a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop bar and lounge with roasts from Portland-based Stumptown Coffee. There are also plenty of meeting and event spaces to choose from, including two ground floor spaces, two meeting rooms on the 6th floor and two terraces on the 7th floor.

One of the best things about the chill of winter is the warmth of a roaring fire. Northwest venues are particularly adept at creating spaces where guests can gather and collaborate around a stunning fireplace that is as much a work of art as it is a necessity. Here are some of our favorites.

 

The wildly popular Magnolia Brewery in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood has a new addition: Magnolia Hall, a 6,500-square-foot private event space
connected to the always-bustling brewery and taproom. Just a 10-minute walk from Oracle Stadium, where the Giants play, it’s perfect for a pre- or post-game function and for more formal events, too.

 

Simply the best city hotel I have ever experienced, the Moxy San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter is fun and different in so many ways. You check in at the bar and the super friendly staff hands you a cocktail. What could be more welcoming than that?