| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:03 PM
From the spare-no-expense category: The Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus Drive) is providing a new service for guests who attend concerts at Millennium Park. Dubbed Chef in the Park and starting at $600 for two, concertgoers can have a “luxury...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Chicago is calling for a six-month moratorium on conversions of single-room occupancy hotels and residential hotels while it tries to figures out how to regulate the gentrification that has put thousands of very-low-income housing units at risk.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Federal authorities have accused a troubled south suburb and a controversial municipal advisor of defrauding investors to prop up the ailing town’s finances while lining the pocket of the advisor and saddling taxpayers with millions in debt.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park has named John Cordeaux executive chef of the hotel. He previously served as executive chef for the opening of the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and in the United Arab Emirates at Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Chef...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The new Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center hotel (2100 Spring Rd., Oak Brook) won't debut until next month, but when it does, it will do so with a Latin-Spanish fusion restaurant called El Tapeo, which takes its name from the phrase "vamos de tapeo"...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Loews Hotels and Resorts has entered into an agreement to buy the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, the hotel chain announced Monday. The deal is expected to close in July.
The hotel's name will become Loews Chicago O’Hare.
| Jun 22, 2014
Twenty-five U.S. public companies with a combined $56 billion in assets had filed for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies through May 26, compared with 33 with $21 billion in assets in the same period last year.
Skewing the latest numbers was the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:08 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:40 AM
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...