• Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A French Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

At this year’s Alliance Française De Chicago gala, guests had a roaring good time taking in the whimsy of 1920s Paris. The biennial event benefits the nonprofit institution, founded 120 years ago, which has become the Midwest’s leading French cultural and learning center. It’s dedicated to studying the language and exchange of friendship between the two countries, and has one of the largest private French libraries in the area.

The black-tie event was held at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel in May and was organized by the Women’s Board who hired HMR Designs to execute all the authentic details, from the Parisian flowers and décor to French-inspired cuisine. Live and silent auctions included international travel excursions, jewelry and other luxury items, and further entertainment was provided by the Stanley Paul Orchestra. Here is a look at sights from the night.

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The Rolling Stones are in town for the next three months with vast amounts of memorabilia and instruments on display in the acclaimed “Exhibitionism” at Navy Pier—and there’s one hotel they won’t be too quick to trash.

 

The Days Inn Chicago of Oxford Capital Group, LLC has announced the renovation and repositioning of the 1920s Lincoln Park-Lakeview building. The transformation will make way for the brand-new lifestyle hotel, Hotel Versey, in late spring 2017. Located in one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods, the hotel will cater mainly to locals and travelers looking for a modern-style, boutique hotel.

 

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system has awarded The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown/West Loop LEED Silver.

The hotel received the designation due to its high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.