• ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     

Chicago's ROOF on theWit revealed its rooftop renovations with a grand re-opening party on July 23. Located 27 stories above the busy streets of Chicago, ROOF on theWit offers guests visual effects and views, savory flavors, unique customized scents and live music entertainment to captivate all of the senses.

The Gallery, ROOF's newly renovated open-air patio, features nine LED screens to make up the Artisan Wall, a 40-foot bar, comfortable lounge seating for guests to enjoy while viewing contemporary art and panoramic views of State Street and the Chicago River. Additionally, ROOF's Hangover space has been transformed into a blooming Rosé Garden. The space is surrounded by glass windows, offering generous views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.

“ROOF on theWit is in an iconic location, in the heart of the downtown loop, with panoramic views from the 27th floor that are very unique. Our retractable roof is temperature controlled and open year round in rain or shine,” says Beatriz Jara, director of events.

This iconic Chicago venue is accessible year-round for events ranging from 10 to 325 guests. The space has earned international acclaim for its unique design and entertainment, impressive skyline views and handcrafted cocktails and cuisine. 

"We are honored to be entrusted with once-in-a-lifetime experiences of our guests. From weddings to business receptions, rehearsal dinners and all the celebrations in between, being a part of a passionate team is the most rewarding thing and to host people’s life events on a daily basis is a responsibility that we take very seriously,” says Piers Smyth, director of restaurants & beverage.

ROOF on theWit boasts a unique ability to transform its space into a custom curated venue for any event. With a vast array of different art scenes, ROOF’s digital gallery undergoes a metamorphosis each day as ROOF transitions from a day to nightlife experience. From colorful art brush strokes to alluring geometric designs, ROOF has a vast array of designs to create a captivating experience. Also, digital screens can display curated or custom graphics for private events.

The new décor offers a blend of Spanish and Moroccan design elements and mosaics to create a summery Mediterranean vibe. The space incorporates pops of orange and vibrant, colorful patterns balanced with cool, neutral tones.

“In addition to aesthetics, we have an incredibly passionate team and innovative owner.  From front of house to back of house, our team is truly invested in hospitality," says Jara.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.