• Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     
  • Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     
  • Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     
  • Hotel EMC2 Offers Paint-By-Number Amenities for National Art Day

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     

Hotel EMC2 is celebrating National Art Day (Oct. 25) with paint-by-numbers amenities, which will be delivered to all guest rooms throughout the day. The property's artistic influence has led to similar art and science activations in the past, including celebrations of Albert Einstein's birthday, Pi Day, the 500th Anniversary of Da Vinci's death and more.

The hotel also recently began its delivery service amenity that is both artistic and futuristic: concierge robots, Leo and Cleo. In honor of National Art Day, Leo and Cleo will be delivering coloring books as well as books from the hotel's collection of 12,000. The program is no additional cost for guests.

In addition to its artful amenities, Hotel EMC2 offers two multifunctional meeting and event spaces, Emmy Noether and Symmetry. The rooms total 2,000 square feet and incorporate scientific and artistic elements. The spaces are named after Noether, a German mathematician and professor of the early 1900s who laid groundwork for Einstein's general theory of relativity, and symmetry, the guiding principle behind Noether's theorem.

Artwork of Dr. Eugenia Cheng, a British mathematician, musician, author, artist and scientist, commissioned by SMASHotels' President and CEO Scott Greenberg, is the focal point of both event spaces. Also, both spaces are adaptable to boardroom, u-shape, classroom, banquet and theater layouts and can accommodate up to 75 guests. Symmetry also boasts a 690-square-foot terrace.

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.