October Spa Special for #ManiMonday

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There’s still time to delight in our NoMI Spa special for the month of October, our Fall Harvest Manicure & Pedicure! Enjoy a treatment complemented by a recipe for all of your favorite fall treats, as you are enveloped in scents of apple cider, brown sugar, and caramel with our Fall Harvest mani and pedi. Relax and unwind while sipping our apple cider tea and relish in the season’s transition to fall.

The spa special will be available through October 31st, and the cost is $100 per person. Please contact our NoMI Spa team at (312) 239-4200 in order to book your reservation.

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Get to NoMI – Kevin Caravelli

We kick off this gloomy Monday by introducing a NoMI staff member with immense knowledge of wine and passion for music, Sommelier Kevin Caravelli. Kevin recently joined NoMI Kitchen after 3 years at acclaimed Chicago restaurant, Alinea.

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Favorite Chicago Fall Activity:
The fall is a particularly special season for me because my birthday is on Halloween! It’s also a nice time that represents a change of pace; we eat heartier, belly-warming comfort foods and spend more time around the table with family and loved ones. My mother makes the best home-made pumpkin and pecan pies which I look forward to every year!

What’s your favorite item on the NoMI menu?
The Colorado Rack of Lamb is new on the NoMI menu for fall and it is a great dish which epitomizes the autumn season. I love the contrast between the spicy, crunchy textured chorizo chips and the subtlety of the lamb.

Something you might not know about him:
I am extremely passionate about writing and recording music. My style is reminiscent of the imagery the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century, a time in our history which is drawn up as romantic, but in fact has deeply sombre undertones. Some of the artists that have influenced me are John Lee Hooker, Gram Parsons, and Television, a punk group from the 70’s. If my music had a scent, it would be tobacco.

If he could bring anyone to NoMI, who would it be and why:
I would bring Alan Lomax, one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker, and has been another major influence on me. I would love to ask him to record with me, and we could drink some wine together in NoMI. I would select a wine with age for us to share, that reminds us of the history of wine as we discuss the history of music.

Come by NoMI Kitchen to experience our new fall menu and enjoy your favorite glass of red or white, delicately poured by yours truly.

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Chicago Marathon 2014 Offerings at Park Hyatt Chicago

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Thousands of runners will gather at the start line this Sunday morning for the annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon event, spanning 26.2 miles of Chicago’s vast and diverse neighborhoods and scenic paths. We are absolutely delighted to host these extraordinary runners at Park Hyatt Chicago as they rest and unwind before and after the big race is finished, and can provide a variety of offerings tailored to each runner’s needs.

We also extend the utmost congratulations to our General Manager, Peter Roth, for inspiring us with his dedication to complete the Chicago Marathon, along with Team Hyatt Thrive, who has raised over $17,000 and counting for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Best of luck at the Marathon, we are so proud of each runner participating in this exemplary challenge!

 

NoMI Kitchen

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As each runner knows, the meal before the race is pivotal to one’s energy levels when the race clock begins. Delight in our hand-cut tagliatelle pasta in NoMI Kitchen, sure to prove to be a delicious pre-race meal as well as effective in nutritional value and allowing for energy input for all 26.2 miles traversed during the Marathon.

NoMI Kitchen is open for lunch from 11:30am-2pm daily, with dinner hours from 5:30pm-10pm. To make a reservation, please contact NoMI Kitchen at (312) 239-4030.

 

NoMI Spa

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Pop into NoMI Spa for a 15-minute Marathon Leg Refresher ($35 USD) to revitalize and pamper your tired legs and feet after your long run!  Let experts uplift your weary legs with a Revive & Citrus Aromatherapy blend treatment as you celebrate your distinguished personal record! Appointments will be available from October 13 – 16, 2014 and are based on availability. To reserve your treatment, please contact NoMI Spa at (312) 239-4200.

If you’re still in need of a hotel, we recommend you enjoy our Awaken at the Park Package, which includes a delectable breakfast and late checkout.

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A #ManiMonday Tip for Autumn!

In celebration with the first #ManiMonday of the fall season, we’re bringing you a helpful tip from NoMI Spa supervisor and esthetician, Molly Lahood.  As the seasons change and the air gets drier, its important to think about the nourishment of your skin, including the cuticles around your nails.

An assortment of chic nail colors for the Fall season

An assortment of chic nail colors for the Fall season

 

Molly’s go-to season-changing manicure tip:

 “Keep your hands and nails looking polished this fall with the help of our favorite Deborah Lippmann miracle workers!  Cuticles are the protectors of your nails and fingers, but they also can make your nails look un-manicured if not taken care of.  We recommend indulging in the Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil and The Cure cuticle cream to keep your nails in tip top shape!”

Contact our wonderful NoMI Spa associates at (312) 239-4200 or visit NoMISpa.com in order to book an exquisite nourishing manicure, perfect for the fall season.IMG_0240

People of Park Hyatt Chicago: Andrea Leavitt

In a new series called, People of Park Hyatt Chicago, we will be showcasing our outstanding associates who go above and beyond for our guests each and every day. Through a brief Q&A, we’ll give you a peek into the minds of our team and help you get to know them on a more personal level. Our first installment features Andrea Leavitt, Assistant Front Office Manager. Keep reading below for some of her favorite activities and aspects of Park Hyatt Chicago!

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  •  Favorite travel destination?

Give me sunshine, a beach, and a good book and I am the happiest person alive, regardless of the destination.

  • Favorite Chicago activity?

It would have to be eating and drinking my way through the city. I still have so many places I want to go!  I love experiencing and enjoying all of the culinary talent that Chicago has to offer.

  • An interesting/unusual fact about yourself

It may sound funny, but leaving the house without earrings is probably one of the only things that gives me true anxiety. I have a pair of gold studs that are my go-to pair!

  • The most interesting aspect of the hotel in your opinion?

I would have to say the team we have. There are so many backgrounds and nationalities represented which has allowed us to create this beautifully diverse service culture. The staff in each area of the hotel are so experienced, knowledgeable, and unique, yet they fit together perfectly to provide consistent and quality service; I truly think it’s remarkable and something that sets us apart as a brand.

  • Which piece of art in the hotel speaks to you, and why?

The Rauschenberg in the main lobby. On a daily basis I have listened to guests, children and NoMI patrons give their opinions on the piece.  Some think it is the best artwork they have ever seen and others are simply confused! It has been eye-opening to discuss this piece daily and watch the reactions; it has definitely opened my mind to its value and the impact it can have on so many people.

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Get to NoMI: Savannah Pendergrass

After a beautiful weekend in Chicago, we kick off Monday by introducing you to one of NoMI Garden’s newest bartenders, Savannah Pendergrass!  Savannah recently moved to the Windy City from the sunny coast of California and brought a sunshine attitude along with her.

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Favorite Chicago Fall Activity:
I haven’t been here in the fall yet, but I’m ready to finally experience some seasons! In the summer, my favorite thing to do is ride my bike by the lake with my black lab, Charlie, so I’m eager to watch the seasons change from that view.

What’s your favorite item on the NoMI menu?
I love our Frites, they are hand cut and delicious! Also, the Tiger Roll is another favorite, it’s everything that a sushi roll should be: crunchy and fresh.

Something you might not know about her:
I am extremely passionate about the cocktail industry!  I’m attending school to learn more about cocktail consulting, training bartenders, developing spirits and glassware programs, and much more. It’s such an exciting and creative industry to be in and I can’t wait to see what it will bring.  In the meantime, I am so lucky to call NoMI Garden my “office”. It’s the idyllic urban sanctuary.

If she could bring anyone to NoMI, who would it be and why:
I would bring my parents! They haven’t visited yet since I moved from California and I’d love for them to see what I’m accomplishing here.

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The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

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The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival has begun for the 2014 season. From today, August 22, through September 1, enjoy a myriad of events to celebrate the Magnificent Mile and its many shopping attractions during the week-long celebration. The schedule of events below, including an exclusive Leg Refresher Treatment at NoMI Spa, are sure to entice any shopping enthusiast to spend as much time as possible on the Magnificent Mile this week!

 

August 22 – September 1

Pop into NoMI Spa for a quick 15-minute Leg Refresher ($35 USD) to revitalize and pamper your tired feet during your shopping experience!  Let experts uplift your weary legs with a Revive & Citrus Aromatherapy blend treatment, followed by an application of Sole Goddess to keep your feet blister-free as you continue your day! Additionally, receive 15% off all retail purchases in the NoMI Spa Boutique anytime during the Shopping Festival.

 

August 22, 5:30pm-8:30pm at Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue)

Enjoy an appearance by celebrity chef made famous by appearance on television show sensation Top Chef, Sam Talbot, as well as bites and libations by some of Chicago’s top restaurants. The event is held at scenic Pioneer Court, where you’ll be in an outdoor tent with a splendid view of Chicago’s sensational skyline.

 

August 23-24 Throughout the Festival Stretch

Delight in an array of pop-up fashion displays throughout the Magnificent Mile, and covering John Hancock Plaza, featuring brand participants such as Macy’s and the 900 North Michigan shops, as well as city institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

August 23, 1pm at the John Hancock Plaza (875 N. Michigan Avenue)

Experience a complimentary concert with artist Andy Grammer, contemporary pop and soul musician. Afterwards, a meet-and-greet with Grammer will occur!

 

August 31

Join the nearly 10,000 participants in the Magnificent Mile Women’s Half Marathon. Runners will receive special offers throughout Labor Day Weekend.

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