• Swipe Right for Venues in Chicago

    This new app makes choosing a venue simpler than ever. 

     
    POSTED March 20, 2018
     

If you’ve ever felt like the process of finding and booking a venue is due for an update, the introduction of Breather to the Chicago market is the game changer you’ve been waiting for. Whether you need a venue for a huge event, a quick off-site meeting or a personal day to get things done away from an open-plan office, you can pull up Breather on your phone or computer and browse for listings available by the hour or by the day.

As of press time, there are 40 spaces to choose from, including a venue on the Magnificent Mile, a flexible space with A/V capabilities in the business district and breakout rooms in the Civic Opera building. 

 With rich histories and charming amenities, these inns offer a departure from busy downtown hotels.

 

The maker’s movement is alive and well in Colorado. Here are a few ways groups can connect with artisans and perhaps try a little handy work of their own. 

» DRAM Apothecary in Salida offers a line of bitters, syrup and tea using organic and wild Colorado herbs. Stop by the apothecary and send attendees home with the fixings for their own creations (cocktails or otherwise).

 

Executive chefs and culinary experts at Benchmark, a global hospitality company, have observed recent food trends and curated the top 10 dining trends to look for in 2019.

“Food and Beverage is an ever-evolving realm of experiences,” says Patrick Berwald, Benchmark’s vice president food and beverage. “The opportunity for us is not only to be ahead of the trend, but to understand who tomorrow’s customer will be, what fulfills their needs and how our properties can be ready to meet that demand.”

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