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. sohohousechicago.com — 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 golfdigest.com. 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. mistwoodgc.com —Selena Fragassi

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.