• ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     
  • ROOF on theWit unveils summer rooftop renovations

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     

Chicago's ROOF on theWit revealed its rooftop renovations with a grand re-opening party on July 23. Located 27 stories above the busy streets of Chicago, ROOF on theWit offers guests visual effects and views, savory flavors, unique customized scents and live music entertainment to captivate all of the senses.

The Gallery, ROOF's newly renovated open-air patio, features nine LED screens to make up the Artisan Wall, a 40-foot bar, comfortable lounge seating for guests to enjoy while viewing contemporary art and panoramic views of State Street and the Chicago River. Additionally, ROOF's Hangover space has been transformed into a blooming Rosé Garden. The space is surrounded by glass windows, offering generous views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.

“ROOF on theWit is in an iconic location, in the heart of the downtown loop, with panoramic views from the 27th floor that are very unique. Our retractable roof is temperature controlled and open year round in rain or shine,” says Beatriz Jara, director of events.

This iconic Chicago venue is accessible year-round for events ranging from 10 to 325 guests. The space has earned international acclaim for its unique design and entertainment, impressive skyline views and handcrafted cocktails and cuisine. 

"We are honored to be entrusted with once-in-a-lifetime experiences of our guests. From weddings to business receptions, rehearsal dinners and all the celebrations in between, being a part of a passionate team is the most rewarding thing and to host people’s life events on a daily basis is a responsibility that we take very seriously,” says Piers Smyth, director of restaurants & beverage.

ROOF on theWit boasts a unique ability to transform its space into a custom curated venue for any event. With a vast array of different art scenes, ROOF’s digital gallery undergoes a metamorphosis each day as ROOF transitions from a day to nightlife experience. From colorful art brush strokes to alluring geometric designs, ROOF has a vast array of designs to create a captivating experience. Also, digital screens can display curated or custom graphics for private events.

The new décor offers a blend of Spanish and Moroccan design elements and mosaics to create a summery Mediterranean vibe. The space incorporates pops of orange and vibrant, colorful patterns balanced with cool, neutral tones.

“In addition to aesthetics, we have an incredibly passionate team and innovative owner.  From front of house to back of house, our team is truly invested in hospitality," says Jara.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.