Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery to feel your best. That is exactly what Conrad Chicago had in mind when planning its latest move. The former Rush Street hotel (which was rebranded into The Gwen almost two years ago) will reopen at a new location at 101 E. Erie Street in September.

The 287-room luxury property will offer 65-inch flat-screens in each room (the largest TVs of any Chicago hotel), plus 10,000 square feet of meeting space. It’s also going to be the first Hilton Worldwide location to utilize 3-D custom imaging software from Social Tables. With this unique technology, planners are able to see an instantaneous and fully dimensional rendering of a proposed event space, complete with décor and table arrangements.

The hotel will also be implementing real-time digital communication channels, such as SMS, which simplifies requests of staff. As well, three restaurants will be available—one on the ground level and the others occupying the top two floors with a look at the buzzing downtown scene below. 

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.

 

Already an iconic property in Chicago’s bustling commercial district, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is now offering guests a new way to see the city this summer.