• W Chicago – City Center Unveils New Designs and Renovations

     
    POSTED April 10, 2018
     

Set in Chicago’s Financial District, W Chicago - City Center, 172 W Adams, will unveil Phase 1 of its renovation this month.

This contemporary hotel will introduce a new lobby and restaurant, and Midland Social Club, named after the building’s original use as The Midland Club.

“With this renovation we set out to disrupt the norm, while staying true to Chicago’s history,” said Brendan Tsukiyama, general manager, W Chicago - City Center. “Our twist on the narrative will provide guests with the VIP experience in Chicago, unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.”

The entry into the hotel pays homage to The Great Chicago Fire with charred wood walls, glowing sconces, and a suspended gold bucket; a nod to Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow.

The lobby adorns an up-lit infinity ceiling, reflecting the rapid growth of Chicago.

To the left of the entrance stands the check-in area, with re-designed front desks inspired by the sculptural public art of the Loop and the Millennium Park Pedestrian Bridge.

Adjacent to check-in, a two-story back bar alludes to the hotel’s history with the infamous gangster Al Capone.

The dining area of the Midland Social Club captures the character of the Chicago streets with graffiti art commissioned by local street artists.

W Chicago-City Center offers contemporary lifestyle programming for guests, including urban-inspired cuisine, a fitness facility, a business center, meeting and event spaces and a ballroom.

Located in Kohler, WI, The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa at the Destination Kohler received Forbes Five-Star ratings.

Forbes Travel Guide also designated Four Stars to the resort’s culinary program, The Immigrant Restaurant, for its hospitality.

 

The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCCVB) was named a Stella Awards finalist in the Midwest/Regional Best CVB/DMO category. The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry.

“The GSCCVB brand is focused on promoting sight-doing rather than simply sight-seeing,” said Lula Cassidy, executive director. “I believe one of the reasons we were selected as a finalist is because the Greater St. Charles area has so much to offer visitors. They can truly ‘See It. Do It. Live It.’ in our community.”

 

Metro Public Works recently announced the start of a new glass recycling initiative to being in Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN.

Mayor Megan Barry said it was the city’s first glass bottle recycling initiative. “Lower Broadway has become an international tourist destination, and long-neck bottles are now synonymous with the honky-tonk experience,” Barry said. “For too long, we’ve had to throw away glass that could have been recycled and repurposed. This program is like no other, and we are excited to lead the charge toward a more sustainable city.”