• Hyatt Hub Brings Together Hotel Owners, Consultants and Suppliers

    Hyatt's Happy Hyatt HQ

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

Opened in August 2017 inside the 54-story office tower at 150 N. Riverside Plaza, Hyatt Hotels’ new headquarters—known as Hyatt Hub—looks a bit like an urban hotel. And that was exactly the point for the new space, which welcomes hotel owners, consultants and suppliers daily. 

“The Hyatt Hub is warm and hospitable with an atmosphere of casual refinement and a mix of spaces for working meetings, dining and socializing,” says Kristen Conry, vice president of product and brand development for Hyatt. “[Its design is] much like the designs of our hotels and with the same purpose: to care for people so they can be their best.”

The Hyatt Hub also cares for the environment, earning LEED Platinum certification and joining Google in becoming among the first companies in Chicago to pursue WELL certification for the space, which sets requirements for a wide range of items, from air quality to sugar content in food and beverage offerings.

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.

 

Winning a golf tournament constitutes a pretty fantastic way to end a weekend, as my husband and I learned first hand yesterday. Together with professional golfer Heather Angell and two other great local amateurs, we took home the trophy for the 2018 Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open Pro-Am, held at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.

 

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.