• Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     
  • Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     
  • Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     
  • Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     

Hotel EMC2 is celebrating National Art Day (Oct. 25) with paint-by-numbers amenities, which will be delivered to all guest rooms throughout the day. The property's artistic influence has led to similar art and science activations in the past, including celebrations of Albert Einstein's birthday, Pi Day, the 500th Anniversary of Da Vinci's death and more.

The hotel also recently began its delivery service amenity that is both artistic and futuristic: concierge robots, Leo and Cleo. In honor of National Art Day, Leo and Cleo will be delivering coloring books as well as books from the hotel's collection of 12,000. The program is no additional cost for guests.

In addition to its artful amenities, Hotel EMC2 offers two multifunctional meeting and event spaces, Emmy Noether and Symmetry. The rooms total 2,000 square feet and incorporate scientific and artistic elements. The spaces are named after Noether, a German mathematician and professor of the early 1900s who laid groundwork for Einstein's general theory of relativity, and symmetry, the guiding principle behind Noether's theorem.

Artwork of Dr. Eugenia Cheng, a British mathematician, musician, author, artist and scientist, commissioned by SMASHotels' President and CEO Scott Greenberg, is the focal point of both event spaces. Also, both spaces are adaptable to boardroom, u-shape, classroom, banquet and theater layouts and can accommodate up to 75 guests. Symmetry also boasts a 690-square-foot terrace.

As with most facets of the meetings and events industry, the art of managing an event budget is a true balancing act. And while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty, Eventbrite revealed a pleasant surprise in its 2018 Pulse Report (which surveyed 1,200 planners), finding that event budgets overall appear to be on the rise. But where exactly are those budget dollars going these days and how can planners best spend to craft memorable moments?

 

According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, about 1.5 million Illinois workers are employed in the food and fiber system, ranking it as one of the top states in dependency on agriculture. The state’s 72,500 farms utilize 75 percent of Illinois land, including some of the most fertile soil in the world. While nicknamed “The Prairie State,” Illinois is truly a land of plenty and a hub for agritourism—with some of the largest agriculture-focused events (holding the potential for major economic impact) taking place inside its borders.

 

Set 27 stories above Chicago’s iconic theWit hotel, ROOF on theWit is paying tribute to Andy Warhol’s 1980 ad campaign for Absolut Vodka at Chicago’s original rooftop. What better way to celebrate than with a specialty cocktail; the ROOF is offering guests its very own crafted Absolut Warhol. The drink combines Absolut Elyx, Strawberry-Infused Bergamot Liqueur, St. Germain and House Lemon Sour, along with a lemon peel garnish as a nod to Andy’s blonde bangs.