• Beyond the Border: Kimpton Journeyman Hotel Offers Unique Team-Building Opportunities

    Milwaukee's Finest

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

Rent your space at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel and get so much more than a place to meet. 

The Kimpton Journeyman, located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward district, has 158 guest rooms, a rooftop bar and craftsman details for groups to enjoy. The crowning finish is the selection of team-building offerings the hotel helps coordinate. Since the Third Ward is within walking distance of so many outstanding attractions, the hotel has compiled activities building off local specialties like the Milwaukee Public Market. One popular team-building activity sends teams to the market with instructions to prepare a onecourse meal, giving participants 20 minutes to shop and 40 minutes to create a dish to share. 

“Other popular nonfood activities include building bird houses with a variety of obscure materials; scavenger hunts that take teams through the Historic Third Ward neighborhoods; and decorating piñatas followed by a Mexican dinner, complete with a mariachi band,” says Mary Kruse, director of sales and marketing at the hotel.  

An empowering approach to leadership makes Jill Torke, director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, a superwoman in the city’s hotel scene.

 

Think creative F&B always has to be expensive? Think Again. We asked a hotel, a restaurant and a conference center to create three menus at three different price points - and they delivered. 

 

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.