• Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Begins Renovation

     
    POSTED March 8, 2017
     

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is starting their multi-year renovation of the entire property. It will include a complete refurbishment and modernization of its 80 guest rooms. While the rooms are renovated, their offering special rates through April 2017.

“If you haven’t stayed in one of the homes in The Galena Territory, they’re a great base for all the activities we have going on this winter,” says Thomas Ruhs, general manager. “Cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice skating on the pond are just a few of the things you can do including golf since the weather has been warmer."

Room updates to the Galena, Ill.-based property will include: new tubs and walk-in showers, all new furniture, paint, carpet and window treatments and luxury linens.

The guest room renovations are slated for completion in April 2017. Guest rooms will still be available and discounted rates are offered at the over 250 villas on the property.

“The first phase of the renovation was completed in 2015, which included a brand new exterior, modernized lobby and public spaces, 15,000 square feet of IACC-accredited meeting space, and restoring the golf courses to their original playing condition," says Edward Doherty, president of The Bricton Group, which manages Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. “We are excited to now continue the transformation with the guest rooms.”

 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.