Spring in Full Swing at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

  • Spring in Full Swing at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

     
    POSTED April 1, 2019
     

    Photo courtesy Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

    Photo courtesy Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
  • Spring in Full Swing at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

     
    POSTED April 1, 2019
     

    Photo courtesy Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

    Photo courtesy Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Winter is nothing but a faint memory for Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. The downtown hotel is celebrating Chicago's beautiful springtime with colorful foods, floral drinks and seasonal pampering.

Situated across from Chicago's Millennium Park, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is offering new floral, spring-inspired amenities and packages to kick off the budding season. Through June 9, Fairmont Chicago's in-house gastropub, Columbus Tap, and lobby bar, THE BAR, will offer floral-inspired food and beverage menus. Among these are handcrafted floral cocktails garnished with edible flowers and botanical beers, including "Spring into Bourbon," "Bee's Knees" and a Virtue Rose cider.

Columbus Tap's seasonal menu ranges in prices around $45 a plate. From the spring lettuce salad to the seared chicken breast to the vanilla panna cotta, Fairmont Chicago's spring menu will have your tastebuds waving farewell to winter blues.

Looking for some springtime pampering? Check into Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park for mySpa, a luxury spa offering seasonal packages that incorporate botanicals. One offering, the Bloom hotel package, includes a $10/night donation to the Grant Park Conservancy to spread the springtime love.

"Fairmont Chicago wants to celebrate the magical time that is Chicago springtime and give back to our local parks. Year-long, the parks create a forum for gathering in nature in our beautiful metropolis, so we wanted to pay tribute in a way that also brought people together in a way that fosters an appreciation for nature. Our menus were crafted with sustainability in mind," says Colleen Sweitzer, marketing manager of Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

THE BAR will also be bringing in the outdoors with 75 giant flower balls hanging from the ceiling. The chefs of Fairmont Chicago are also offering custom botanic menus for events.

"Nobody does spring quite like Chicago. The first taste of sun energizes the entire city, everyone is eager to take advantage of the opportunity to get outside," Sweitzer says. "We have a variety of ways that you can incorporate the Chicago springtime into your next event with our event booster program – everything from a food truck social to rock climbing."

This summer, the Chicago riverfront welcomed its newest restaurant: Pizzeria Portofino

The sun-drenched casual restaurant is filled with breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera. Inside, guests dine amidst white-washed wood, colorful shutters, and playful striped booths as they look out onto the beautiful water and Chicago’s historic architecture outside.  

 

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has announced the launch of its Dive-In Movie series, a classic, child-friendly summer film series inside the hotel's historic indoor pool. Beginning at sunset every Saturday night through Labor Day, guests can grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn and complimentary inflatables to enjoy a full-length feature film projected on the hotel's 80-foot jumbo screen.

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.