• Beyond the Border: Find a Home Away from Home at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

    Take a look at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s cozy new villas.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Beyond the Border: Find a Home Away from Home at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

    Take a look at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s cozy new villas.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Beyond the Border: Find a Home Away from Home at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

    Take a look at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s cozy new villas.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

After you’re done hitting the slopes at the Wisconsin wonderland this winter (see our ski story on page 22), relax in the comfort of your own private home. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa—located in southeastern Lake Geneva—recently unveiled a lineup of 29 all-season villas for business and leisure visitors, increasing the number of available guest rooms on-site to more than 600. These upscale lodging options reflect a multimillion dollar investment and offer conference guests privacy and creature comforts during their stay while not straying far from the main meeting rooms and dining venues. A convenient trolley also provides door-to-door transportation and can be scheduled with a new, userfriendly app.

Available are studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, most with full kitchens, washer and dryer units and modern furnishings. Many also include a fireplace for warming up during the winter, and all have access to an outdoor fire pit for the more temperate times of year. Other amenities guests can enjoy include in-villa spa treatments and grocery delivery, as well as full use of the 1,300-acre property.  

Defying industry norms by opening earlier than originally planned, the first-ever tri-branded Hilton development joined The Collection at McCormick Square this month.

 

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.

 

Winning a golf tournament constitutes a pretty fantastic way to end a weekend, as my husband and I learned first hand yesterday. Together with professional golfer Heather Angell and two other great local amateurs, we took home the trophy for the 2018 Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open Pro-Am, held at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.