Serving the Cause


With a big boost from a sponsor that has helped to attract wide-ranging support, the Chicago Club Chefs Association continues to grow as a valuable educational, charitable and collegial organization. Volunteering can often bring back that feeling we all got as a kid after seeing an inviting pond or lake and eagerly running down to […]

Report: Future of Hospitality Includes Boutique Fitness

By | April 13, 2018

According to a report by Skift, high-end urban sports resorts are bridging fitness and hospitality. Properties such as Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago, which now offers a 55-room hotel, and 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami, which now features a 14,000-sq. ft. Spartan Gym, are examples of the trend. High-end urban sports resorts could serve as […]

Be Our Guest


Properties are taking hospitality a step further by putting out the welcome mat for members and guests with upscale lodging. While clubs have long offered top-notch amenities to members that cultivate a home-away-from-home feeling, some properties are truly committing to comfort by offering overnight lodging, complete with cozy bedding, Wi-Fi access, and even plush robes. […]

Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort Completes $25M Renovation

By | December 6, 2017

The resort has opened two new restaurants, Three Embers and Wrights Brew & Bistro, as well as a Starbucks Café, and an Xhale Spa. The property now features a 5,000-sq. ft. Lakeside Pavilion for events, and a 2,500-sq. ft. patio. The Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort completed a $25 million renovation that saw changes made to nearly every aspect […]

Midtown Athletic Club Blends Fitness, Lodging

By | November 9, 2017

Founded 50 years ago as Midtown Tennis Club, the downtown Chicago facility has been reinvented through an $80 million project. The five-story building features views of downtown with a 55-room boutique hotel, 16 indoor tennis courts, 100,000-sq. ft. fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and restaurant. Slide open the bedside drawer in the 55 rooms […]