• New Venue Spotlight: Ace Hotel Chicago

    Chicago is the newest location in the Ace Hotel’s expanding portfolio.

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

Ace Hotel is expanding its portfolio of popular boutique properties, announcing the opening of Ace Hotel Chicago on Sept. 1. It will be the brand’s ninth hotel, joining sister properties in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. The Ace Hotel has long had a goal to support artists and musicians in its local communities through various partnerships and programming. The Chicago property has already made waves in its new home, teaming up with youth organizations like Little Black Pearl, Young Chicago Authors and 826CHI. Ace Hotel Chicago has donated 10 percent of revenue from its preview bookings to these local charities and has plans to continue to implement various events and initiatives throughout the year.

Located in the West Loop, the 159-room hotel has plenty of features for business and leisure guests to enjoy, such as a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop bar and lounge with roasts from Portland-based Stumptown Coffee. There are also plenty of meeting and event spaces to choose from, including two ground floor spaces, two meeting rooms on the 6th floor and two terraces on the 7th floor.

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

 

Held at the United Center Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Laver Cup—a men’s tennis tournament pitting six top European players against six of their counterparts—marked the first time this major event has been held in the United States. Total event attendance was more than 93,000 people, with fans from around the world traveling to Chicago for an unforgettable experience with the game’s best players. “The Laver Cup was a huge win for Chicago,” says Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission.

 

Already an iconic property in Chicago’s bustling commercial district, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is now offering guests a new way to see the city this summer.