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  • Can Joffrey Ballet dancers boost J.W. Marriott's bottom line?

    Can Joffrey Ballet dancers boost J.W. Marriott's bottom line?
    JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts is turning to an unexpected dance partner to help improve its employee training, and, by extension, its customer service: the Joffrey Ballet. Starting Saturday, employees throughout the luxury hotel chain's properties will...
  • Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs

    Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs
    At one point in the legal battle between residents of a Logan Square single-room occupancy building and the landlord who wanted them out, residents actually used bedbugs as a weapon in their argument to stay put.  In court, tenants tried to make the...
  • Law would fine johns to aid prostituted women

    Law would fine johns to aid prostituted women
    When Renea Walker realized she had to make a change, she was in a hotel room looking into a mirror. "I had a real bad beating. Both my eyes were black, my lip was busted and my tooth was missing. That will do something to you when you look in the mirror...
  • Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper

    Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper
    When the news of death arrives, it does so in the icy ways. A phone call. An e-mail. If the deceased person was famous (Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall only moments ago), perhaps there come interruptions of regularly scheduled radio or television...
  • City hotel stays rise 1.4 percent in July

    City hotel stays rise 1.4 percent in July
    Demand for hotel rooms grew by 1.4 percent in July, according to figures released Thursday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s tourism arm, Choose Chicago. The number reached a record of 1,004,557 room nights, a key gauge of hotel performance...
  • Chicago cyclists face confusion over bike parking rights

    Chicago cyclists face confusion over bike parking rights
    Chicago¬†cyclists might have more to worry about than bike thieves when parking their bikes outside. Some building managers don’t want people locking up bikes near their entrances, and will go as far as cutting them off the fixtures they are locked...
  • Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel

    Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel
    Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants announced plans Tuesday to convert a historic LaSalle Street office building into a four-star hotel in what would be its fifth adaptive reuse project in Chicago. The San Francisco-based company said it acquired The New York...
  • Body of Chicago woman killed in Indonesia headed back to U.S. soon

    Body of Chicago woman killed in Indonesia headed back to U.S. soon
    The body of a Chicago woman who was allegedly bludgeoned to death and stuffed in a suitcase at a resort hotel in Bali is expected to be sent back to the U.S. to be examined by the FBI. Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found stuffed in a hard-sided...
  • Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action

    Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action
    The Chicago City Council last month put a temporary moratorium on tearing down single-room-occupancy hotels or converting them to other uses. Some aldermen plan to propose a law that would preserve the supply of very-low-rent housing. Here is one of two...
  • Chicago Motor Club Building to become hotel

    Chicago Motor Club Building to become hotel
    It was once Chicago's "temple of transport," a mini-art deco skyscraper that offered a panoply of visual delights, from stylized flowers carved into its limestone facade to a soaring lobby graced with a spectacular mural of highways spanning the U.S....
  • Teen accused in mom's Bali killing may be pregnant

    Teen accused in mom's Bali killing may be pregnant
    After days of investigation into the slaying of a Chicago woman on the island of Bali, authorities in Indonesia announced Friday that they would take the woman's 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend to trial, saying they believed the pair killed her and...