FIELD MUSEUM PLANS MAJOR GREEK ANTIQUITIES EXHIBIT
The Field Museum announced plans for a major exhibition with
the government of Greece and 17 museums from that country to display some of the
oldest antiquities in the world. The 2015 showcase of Greek antiquities and
other upcoming exhibits is part of a larger effort to attract visitors. The
museum also plans to open up behind-the-scenes tours for the public into its
treasures, and make its labs available to the public to see scientists in
action. Other additions include unveiling rare objects from the museum's
collection and a soundscape exhibit that will take guests on an audio tour back
Learn more about future exhibits
JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES NEW NAME, BRAND IDENTITY
John Hancock Observatory announced a transformation for 2014, including a new brand identity and a multi-million dollar renovation. In March, the observatory will be re-introduced as 360 CHICAGO. The new name will be accompanied by the tagline "Best Views. All Around," which best describes the experience guests have at the 94th floor observatory.The renovations will enhance the overall experience and elevate how visitors view the city.
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CUBS INTRODUCE NEW MASCOT
The Chicago Cubs introduced the team's first-ever mascot,
Clark, a large wide-eyed bear with a big smile and a backwards cap. The new
mascot was created in response to fan feedback asking for more Cubs-related
family-friendly entertainment at Wrigley Field. Clark will interact with the community
and engage with young fans, while also acting as a champion for Cubs Charities'
mission of targeting improvements in health and wellness, fitness and education
for children. During games, Clark will greet fans at the entrance to the
stadium and will stop by the "First Timers Booth" to welcome new guests. On
family Sundays, he will help kids run the bases after the game.
more about the new mascot
TWO CHICAGO HOTELS NAMED TO TRAVEL & LEISURE IT LIST 2014
Two Chicago hotels made it on Travel & Leisure's It List of the 70 coolest hotels that are changing the travel landscape. The Langham, housed in the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1972 IBM building, made the list for its floor-to-ceiling views of the river and downtown, as well as its impeccable service. Thompson Chicago (formerly Sutton Place) also made the list thanks to its next-generation designs and its popular lobby fireplace.
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