• Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

    It's Cooler by the Lake

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

    It's Cooler by the Lake

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

    It's Cooler by the Lake

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

    It's Cooler by the Lake

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

Following a recent multimilliondollar, top-to-bottom renovation, the Ridge Hotel was awarded the Hospitality Impact Award from the Visit Lake Geneva CVB last fall.

“The Ridge guest experience now [offers] the latest technology and a contemporary, upscale design that previously was not available in our market,” Visit Lake Geneva President and CEO Darien Schaefer has previously said in honoring the boutique property for its positive effect on drawing tourism to the southern Wisconsin town. “Rebranding the property has expanded the guest demographic to include millennials and young professionals, which benefits the entire area and helps establish Lake Geneva as a business and vacation destination for yet another generation.”

The 146-room property has spectacular panoramic views of acres of wooded shoreline along Lake Como, and has brought in the outdoor surroundings with new rock and water design elements. The Ridge Hotel also offers the award-winning Geneva National Golf Club, the Crafted American Restaurant and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Amenities also include indoor and outdoor pools, a 12-foot outdoor fire feature, on-site health club and spa and a recently added coffee and wine bar.

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Andrea Hahn, general manager of Chicago’s new MB Ice Arena, knows her way around an ice rink.

 

Held at the United Center Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Laver Cup—a men’s tennis tournament pitting six top European players against six of their counterparts—marked the first time this major event has been held in the United States. Total event attendance was more than 93,000 people, with fans from around the world traveling to Chicago for an unforgettable experience with the game’s best players. “The Laver Cup was a huge win for Chicago,” says Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission.