• Two Roads Hospitality Wins Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
    POSTED October 28, 2016
     

Condé Nast Traveler magazine has recognized Two Roads Hospitality in 19 categories in the hotel and results section for their 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Thompson Chicago has been declared the 14th best hotel in the world; second in the U.S.; and second in Chicago. Carmel Valley Ranch, a Joie de Vivre Hotel won first place as the top resort in Northern California and L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel was the top hotel in Southern California. Additionally, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, The Marker, a Joi de Vivre Hotel, Destination Hotels’ The Embassy Row and Wailea Beach Villas collectively won top 10 honors in their respective regions.

The votes were cast by more than 300,000 readers for 7,396 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships and 236 islands. The results list a total of 1,402 of the world’s greatest travel experiences.

“We are thrilled that our newly established company has been recognized by the savvy readers of Condé Nast Traveler for its incredible roster of international hotels and resorts,” says Niki Leondakis, CEO, hotels and resorts, Two Roads Hospitality. “It is deeply rewarding to see 19 of our properties represented through their unwavering commitment to providing genuine, heartfelt care, and personalized, one-of-a-kind experiences to our loyal guests, and we look forward to our continued success in the coming years ahead.”

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.