The Places

The Places

BY Margaret Galush


Hotel du Village Reopens after Renovations

Hotel du Village captures the beauty and romance of the French countryside and places it squarely in the charming and creative hamlet of New Hope. It’s long been a New Hope landmark, beloved by visitors and residents, many of whom spent Thanksgiving dinner around a table at the hotel’s restaurant, so it was naturally met with curiosity when Hotel du Village was sold in 2013.

A Former Candy Factory Transforms into a Brand-New Luxury Hotel

In 1898, Joseph B. Funke opened a candy company in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It operated until 1933 when the doors were closed and no more candy shipped out. That is until this past September, when the building reopened with a new name and new idea. 

New Hotel Partnerships Bring Even More Culture to Chicago

Hello readers,

This is not your mother’s hotel anymore. Nowadays, properties are upping the ante with flashy new services, experiences and atmospheres that make them a true home away from home. Today, the name of the game seems to be partnerships, and while some hotels team up with chefs to offer award-winning restaurants or team up with award-winning musicians to create branded playlists and music exclusives, we’re getting wind of two Chicago venues that are going in another cultural direction.

Hotel Properties See Change After Stalled Renovations

After years of stalled renovation projects due to the economy, change is a-comin’ to a number of hotel properties in Illinois—and it couldn’t be better news for groups

Plan Your Next Event at a Top 10 Luxury Suite in the Country

Showing clients and attendees a good time while they visit your city isn’t always easy. Standard tourist attractions can get stale and group happy hours and dinners are sometimes just not enough to ‘wow’ the group. SuiteHop, an online platform that allows users to directly book entire suites or individual seats in suites that would have otherwise gone unused, has unique access to ultra-exclusive suites at hard to get into events.

Conference Rooms the Latest Thing on the Menu at Glenview Dunkin’ Donuts

Hello readers,

Dunkin’ Donuts already has the coffee and donuts, so why not the conference room, too? A brand-new location in Glenview (1945 W. Willow Road) opened in April and is one of the only in the area to offer a new design concept, at the heart of which is five conference rooms open to both regular customers and local organizations and groups.


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