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New Venue Spotlight: Lowdown on Loews

The Chicago area is gaining not one but two new Loews Hotels, marking the brand’s debut in Illinois. First is the Loews Chicago Hotel, a new development two blocks east of North Michigan Avenue that rises 52 stories with 400 guest rooms and 25,717 square feet of meeting space. It’s slated to open in early 2015 and will be the sixth member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) within Chicago providing support, expertise and sales services. 

Signature Drink - Cease and Desist

CH Distillery is proud to say they are “made in Illinois, distilled in Chicago” with local grains that are processed to make small batch vodka, gin and other spirits. At the West Loop location, guests can sit down and enjoy a housemade drink at the cocktail bar and order small plates; group tours are provided as well. This recipe was developed by Food and Beverage Director Krissy Schutte.

9 Questions You Didn't Think to Ask Your AV Provider

Often, the key to the success of a live corporate event is choosing a great audio-visual partner. If you are looking to bring in an A/V partner, it is imperative to qualify the company since in large part you’re relying on them to make the meeting a success. Here are some of the most important questions to ask before you select an audio-visual provider.

The Lone Star Court Greeter is a Guest Favorite

He’s handsome, friendly and fit. But that’s not the only thing attracting hotel guests to this particular greeter. He’s furry, too.

Jack, an Australian Shepard that lives at Lone Star Court with General Manager Marcus Latner, spends his days greeting guests, supervising group activities, doing walkthroughs of the property and meeting with business associates.

Meet Audrey Lakin, Executive Productions, LTD.

Audrey Lakin is a city girl, so she never thought she’d have to learn what a soybean was—until she became a marketing planner for the Chicago Board of Trade early in her career. From visiting farmers in the flatlands one day to schmoozing with executives in New York the next, Lakin became quite comfortable with entertaining vastly different crowds—so comfortable she took matters into her own hands by opening corporate planning firm Executive Productions, Ltd., which has a strong tie to the real estate community.

There's Never Been a Better Time for Boomers and Millenials to Collaborate

Young versus old. It's a tale as old as time. Ever since there have been parents and children, teachers and students, bosses and new hires, there has been a divide of authority. So, in this era when boomers and millennials coexist in a world so polarized by lifestyle choice and growing technology, we have to wonder: is age really just a number anymore?

10 Tips to Get Your Event the Media Attention it Deserves

Creating buzz is one of the many goals of any event, but nowadays it’s more far-reaching than just the attendees. In fact, the intended audience of most social events, product launches, expositions and exhibitions is actually much larger than those physically there. We’re talking about that big bold mystery known as media attention.

New Venue Spotlights: Soho House & Mistwood

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.

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