The Chicago Athletic Association hotel (12 S. Michigan Ave.) celebrates two years this month since opening the doors of the long-revered Chicago Athletic Association building to the public for the first time in its 124 year history. Opened May 27, 2015, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel embraces the club’s colorful past while intentionally rewriting the membership-driven structure of the organization that came before it born of the same name.
Since its opening, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel has been dedicated to fostering a sense of community and building a sense of place where guests become neighbors, and neighbors become family.
Two years in, and the games have only just begun. Learn more about how the Chicago Athletic Association hotel is paying tribute to its second anniversary, and how it will be ringing in its third year as Chicago’s living room, play room, and front porch:
JOIN IN: THE SOCIAL CONNECTIONS SOCIETY
Meet the Social Connections Society, where everyone is invited. Beyond being a portal for hotel happenings, event announcements, and program news related to the building’s social calendar, the Social Connections Society serves as a connector of people through the programs and partnerships energizing the historic hotel through the best of Chicago's cultural, music, comedy, and art scenes – and everything in between. Visit www.chicagoathleticevents.com to sign-up for Social Connections Society communication, and become a part of the community.
LET’S PLAY TWO: WIN A STAY, GO OUT TO THE BALLGAME
In the winning words of beloved Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, “It’s a great day for a ballgame; let’s play two!” In celebration of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s two year anniversary, the Let’s Play Two social media contest gives two winners a two-night stay in the hotel’s Play Two Suite and a pair of tickets to a ballgame – a Cubs or a Sox game, of course. Available for entry through 11:59 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 31, the contest requires participants be 21 or older to enter. Winner(s) will be selected by random draw, and will be notified by June 7th via the email provided with entry. Enter the “Let’s Play Two” contest and learn more at bit.ly/PlayTwo.
LISTEN IN: THE STORIES WE’VE TOLD IN TWO YEARS
Launched last year in celebration of the hotel’s first anniversary, the Storytelling Series podcast continues to chronicle the recordings of all the stories told within the walls of the hotel during The Storytelling Series, the longest-running program under the roof of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel since opening. This audio library serves as a portal for all interested listeners to tap into the cultural programming that so fiercely identifies the legacy passed from the Chicago Athletic Association from its inception in 1893 through to the hotel today.