• New Sports-Themed Venue Comes to Rosemont

    Most Valuable New Restaurant

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

Rosemont’s MB Financial Park is booming with entertainment, dining and even a new baseball team coming in May. Now you can get your sports fix with The Draft Room, a new spot in the Kings Dining & Entertainment complex. The evolved sports-bar concept has 40 beers on draft and 14-foot, arenastyle LED HD TV, which is “the ultimate way to catch a game,” says Kings Chief Operating Officer Josh Rossmeisl.

Here guests can also find grub prepared by a from-scratch kitchen with specialties like Baja street tacos and Nashville hot chicken. There’s also a beer garden patio, plus the MVP Room that seats 40 and can be rented for private dining and events. The entire restaurant is also available for buyouts for up to 350 guests. 

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.

 

By training her team to view every guest as an individual, Catherine Mrowiec is changing the impersonal perception of large hotels.

 

New venues in this iconic neighborhood are a grand slam.