Monday, March 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Drawing Room Library
In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel invites Chicago to raise a glass to and partake in a conversation about the powerhouse female figures in Chicago hospitality today as part of the hotel’s ongoing Storytelling Series. This complimentary panel celebrates the impactful, strong-willed, and game-changing women shaping the hospitality scene in Chicago.
Held in the Drawing Room Library within the formerly men’s-only Chicago Athletic Association club, this inclusive gathering of women in hospitality carriers on the spirit of women who have long been changing the game in Chicago. The panel will be moderated by Chicago Woman Editorial and Brand Strategy Director Jennifer Smith Tapp, as she guides guests through a thoughtful conversation with:
· Alpana Singh, Restauranteur & Master Sommelier (The Boarding House, Seven Lions, Terra & Vine)
· Elana Green, Executive Director (Land & Sea Dept.)
· Nandini Khaund, Spirit Guide (Cindy’s, Chicago Athletic Association hotel)
· Shelby Allison, Partner (Lost Lake)
· Sterling Knight, Sommelier (Cindy’s)
This Storytelling Series takes place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is complimentary with registration at www.chicagoathleticevents.com. Following the panel, a portion of all food and drink proceeds during the evening of Monday, March 27 at Cindy’s Rooftop will be donated to Deborah’s Place, Chicago’s largest provider of supportive housing for single women experiencing homelessness, opening doors to housing, healing, and hope.
About the Storytelling Series:
The Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from interesting and inspiring movers, shakers and visitors. From artists to musicians, innovators, adventurers and visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences, moments and memories that have shaped the speakers, their work and their lives. The hotel is known for its rich history, and while the walls can’t talk, the Storytelling Series continues the tradition of welcoming the world’s finest talent into its halls to make lasting memories. Only now, we’ll record and share those moments so worth remembering. The ongoing series takes place fireside in the Drawing Room and includes about one hour of storytelling, followed by a brief Q + A. Space is limited and seating is first come, first served.
About Chicago Athletic Association hotel
Located on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue across from iconic Millennium Park in the city’s Loop District, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel combines its storied legacy as one of the nation’s most revered social clubs with modern day sophistication. The historic building’s transformation into a 241-room boutique hotel is a result of a visionary partnership among international hotel management company Two Roads Hospitality, AJ Capital Partners, Geolo Capital, Agman Partners, Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, and the award-winning design firm Roman and Williams Building and Interiors. The Chicago Athletic Association hotel features 17,000 square feet of stunning event space with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, elegantly-appointed guest rooms - including 23 uniquely-designed suites - an interactive game room, curated retail space by Madison Hall and multiple innovative culinary experiences. The food and beverage outlets include a rooftop bar with captivating views of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, restaurant concepts by Chicago-based Land & Sea Dept. and Shake Shack by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality. These exceptional offerings for incoming visitors and locals alike make Chicago Athletic Association poised to once again become the epicenter of the city’s thriving social scene. For reservations or more information, please visit chicagoathletichotel.com or call 312.940.3552. Stay connected with Chicago Athletic Association on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.