• Event Snapshots: A 007 Masquerade

     
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    Dr. Abdel and Farah Fahmy.

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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    Nicole Grimaldi places her bet.

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    Rusty Stan and M. Keema suit up.

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    Gail and Carl Ruesch.

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    A car on display from Napleton’s Aston Martin of Chicago.

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    Guests enjoy the casino tables.

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    Erin Boheme performs. 

Guests came together for two important reasons at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center last October: to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the 007 James Bond franchise and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first annual “En Noir: A Casino Royale Masquerade” event was designed to benefit Imerman Angels, a one-onone cancer support community that pairs a cancer fighter, survivor or caregiver with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer. Guests dressed in black-tie or masquerade attire and were treated to themed cocktails from a premium bar and chef-driven hors d’oeuvres. The night’s entertainment included casino tables, aerialist performances and singer Erin Boheme, who delivered renditions of Bond’s most memorable movie songs. 

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.

 

By training her team to view every guest as an individual, Catherine Mrowiec is changing the impersonal perception of large hotels.

 

New venues in this iconic neighborhood are a grand slam.