The lush Soho House Chicago finally opened its doors this month—and what an entrance. For nearly 20 years, the artsy London brand, which offers hotel, dining and private memberships for those in creative fields, has emulated and embraced the unique characteristics of each of its properties while maintaining a distinct signature style. Located in the West Loop, Soho House Chicago offers 40 guest rooms and two front-facing restaurants on Restaurant Row, an exclusive 40-seat screening room, fitness center, Cowshed Spa and Salon and the Allis Bar. There is also an entire floor of dedicated space for meetings and events available to members and guests. It includes a drawing room, pantry bar, club bar and house kitchen and grill. — Jenny Handke

It’s always greener on the other side, or so Mistwood Golf Club would say. The club reopened in Romeoville last April for its first full season after a three-year, $6 million overhaul. The new and improved courses, which include the addition of 20 stacked sod-wall bunkers and unique and impressive trademark hazards not normally seen in traditional American golf design, have already been heralded by GOLF Magazine as the “best U.S. renovation you can play” and named one of the top remodeled courses by In addition to the outdoor work, the new 5,000-square-foot Mistwood Performance Center was also constructed as a premier teaching center and leisure spot that offers the perfect setting for on-site meetings and events. Inside is a full-service bar with nine flat-screen televisions, as well as dedicated space with customizable menus. —Selena Fragassi

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.


In 1927, Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of Downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.


Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!