• Summer in Chicago Heats up With ROOF on theWit

     
    POSTED May 8, 2017
     

theWit will return this summer for the second year with its summer season that has redefined travel.

During three marquee weekend Friday and Saturday nights, ROOF on theWit will host an exclusive immersion event including cuisine, cocktails and entertainment.

“It doesn’t get much better than summer in Chicago, which is why our well-traveled team has enriched travel without having to leave this beautiful city,” says Ryan Kingston, general manager, theWit Hotel. “The JetSet events are designed to arouse all the senses of these seaside destinations through décor, music, food, libations and overall ambiance.”

The program will kick off Memorial Day weekend with a trip to Barcelona complete with food detail and cocktails.

On Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, ROOF will take a trip to Costa del Sol, Spain, and the last trip will be to Lisbon on Labor Day weekend.

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.