• ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     
  • ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     
  • ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     
  • ACME Hotel Features Diverse Spots for Any Visitor

     
    POSTED August 26, 2019
     

Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, ACME Hotel is bringing the personality. Bold art, outstanding technology and a locale that reflects the neighborhood’s vibrant nightlife are just a few of the attractions.

Traditional guests will appreciate that several room options offer stunning city views and spa-inspired bathrooms, while those looking for the modern will be satisfied by the technology available. Alexa is just one high-tech amenity offered to guests. The Amazon Echo system can serve as a personal assistant, offering several options with just the sound of a guest’s voice. Guests can also check out an apple watch for use during their stay and even check out a hotspot for use out and about the city.

Between is ACME’s combination retreat and communal workspace, ideal for indulging in lounge time with a group or in the hotel’s bottomless coffee. Guests are able to connect to a hub and tackle to-do lists between meetings or personal plans. A DIY snack bar serves as the cherry on top for a session of catching up on emails or enjoying the cozy seating available.

The indoor West Town Bakery, a neighborhood favorite, serves up local and organic pastries, grab-and-go sandwiches and other baked goods.

Bunny Slope combines the '60s, ski lodges, drinks, and hot tubs. One of nine concepts by The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, the Bunny Slope invites visitors indulging in a post-ski drink to a new bar setting. Decorated with snowflakes and inspired by winter activity, Bunny Slope is a kitschy take on a cocktail lounge. The Bunny Slope is available for private events.

Another area offered is Bodega, a bar that serves as a place to work by day and a site for locals to enjoy a beverage by night. With creatively boozy drinks like spiked sodas and slushies on the menu, guests have all sorts of fun beverages to sip on.

ACME’s acclaimed on-site bar, The Berkshire Room, presents an old-world aesthetic with modern elements. The front of the bar is made of overlapping leather belts and flooring is genuine terrazzo from the original ACME hotel. Craft cocktails are available from Beverage Director Benjamin Schiller and bar snacks are as upscale as the venue is.

Situated near the Mag Mile and among the core of the city’s other restaurants, ACME is sure to appeal to visiting planners. Its combination of unique spaces makes it a popular night spot in the area for guests and locals alike.

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.