Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort unveils its $25 million renovation, Boka Restaurant Group opens Bellemore in the West Loop, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse debuts a new private dining room, Chicago ranks as one of the top 10 meeting destinations in North America.
- Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Unveils $25 Million Renovation
- Boka Restaurant Group Opens the Elegant Bellemore in the West Loop
- Booth One Opens at the Revamped Ambassador Chicago
- Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Debuts a New Private Dining Room and Restaurant Refresh
- Chicago Ranks as One of the Top 10 Meeting Destinations in North America in 2017
- Alinea, Au Cheval and Monteverde are Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s List of 49 U.S. Restaurants We’d Travel For
- Several Chicago Restaurants Make OpenTable’s List of 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in America for 2017
The Lincolnshire Marriott Resort on Chicago’s suburban North Shore recently unveiled an extensive renovation of its 175-acre property. Besides top-to-bottom makeovers of its 389 guest rooms and suites, the resort added the new Lakeside Pavilion venue with a sprawling outdoor patio (accommodating 400 seated guests) to its 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Two new restaurants and a new day spa were also introduced.
The Boka Restaurant Group has another culinary hit on its hands with the opening of Bellemore. The luxe new Randolph Street restaurant, dripping with brass chandeliers and vintage mirrors, features a seasonal Artistic American menu by acclaimed Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos (his caviar-topped oyster pie is a current favorite).
Lettuce Entertain You has opened Booth One at the historic Ambassador Chicago hotel in a nod to the coveted booth that was a favorite of visiting celebrities, from Frank Sinatra to Mick Jagger. Chef Rick Tramonto (formerly of Chicago’s renowned Tru restaurant) collaborated on the modern American menu.
Del Frisco’s has unveiled a contemporary refresh of its main dining room and a new private dining venue called 1938. The intimate 1938 dining room, perfect for exclusive meetings and dinners, accommodates up to 10 people. A total of 180 guests can be seated in the third-floor Mezzanine.
According to Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Chicago ranked #4 on its list of North America’s 10 most popular meeting destinations last year. The ranking was based on booking data collected from 2017.
ALINEA, AU CHEVAL AND MONTEVERDE ARE NAMED TO CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S LIST OF 49 U.S. RESTAURANTS WE’D TRAVEL FOR
Conde Nast Traveler’s editors compiled a list of the top 49 U.S. restaurants worth flying across the country for, and the dishes you should be sure to try. Chicago picks included Alinea (silky scallop noodles and edible helium balloons), Au Cheval (juicy burgers) and Monteverde (wok-fried spaghetti arrabiata with Gulf shrimp).
SEVERAL CHICAGO RESTAURANTS MAKE OPENTABLE’S LIST OF 100 BEST RESTAURANTS FOR GROUPS IN AMERICA FOR 2017
Carnivale, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, RPM Italian and Sunda were just some of the Chicago restaurants that made the list of the best restaurants for groups in America last year. The list was based on an analysis of more than 10 million reviews of 25,000+ restaurants across the country by verified OpenTable diners.