The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  

Z BAR, the globally inspired cocktail lounge atop The Peninsula overlooking Michigan Avenue, offers customized batch cocktails for groups in an upscale, but relaxed atmosphere. The individual responsible for dreaming up and preparing these communal beverages is Vlad Novikov, who’s official title is director of cocktails and culture. Novikov’s travels frequently inform his mixology.

 

Choose Chicago’s Ben Smock shares tricks of the trade.

 

With more than 7,300 restaurants in the city, it can be quite overwhelming to decide on a restaurant for your next corporate dinner. Rather than relying on your old standbys, switch up your menus and environs for an event that will leave your guests feeling both inspired and satisfied at one of these five spots in different neighborhoods.