• Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: A Day at the Races

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

Members of The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) placed their bets for a good cause this summer at the 11th annual Pony Up for the Kids fundraiser event, held at Arlington International Racecourse. Proceeds went directly into a fund for the IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to local students pursuing degrees in hospitality. (See the latest winners on page 45.) To date, the program has awarded $400,000 to deserving students. Guests were able to enjoy the racecourse’s private Beverly D. Suite with incredible views of the activity below as well as a chef’s table, premium open bar, private teller and networking opportunities. A horse racing professional was also on hand to offer winning selections and betting strategies. Here are some sights from the night:

Local associations partner to create their own futuristic fun world at the 18th Annual N.I.C.E Awards.

 

Crafted by award-winning bartender and spirits professional Peter Vestinos, this refreshing summer sipper—a gin and tonic at its heart—has been artfully infused by the spirits and flavors of Greece and the country’s cuisine. “The Chareau liqueur provides Mediterranean flavors of cucumber, mint, and lemon and the Verino Mastiha integrates a signature herbal resin flavor, while the cardamom adds a unique earthy and exotic note,” says Vestinos.

 

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