• 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.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.