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Published May 28, 2019

Topgolf Swing Suite at the Chicago Athletic Association to feature most advanced golf & interactive gaming simulator, available to rent for social gatherings & private practice

Rendering of the Topgolf Swing Suite at the Chicago Athletic Association

CHICAGO, IL: May 28, 2019 – Opening July on the hotel’s ground floor, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel (12 S. Michigan Ave.) announces Chicago’s first Topgolf Swing Suite. Rooted in the building’s rich history of athletics and spirited play, the hotel becomes the only Chicagoland area hotel to offer the most advanced indoor golf and interactive gaming simulators, available for its hotel guests and local neighbors alike.

The Topgolf Swing Suite will feature a variety of virtual games in two simulator bays, named Game Room Greens and Cherry Circle Links in homage to the club’s early 20th century addition of three indoor golf “links,” originally constructed on the building’s ninth floor. Each Topgolf Swing Suite simulator bay accommodates up to eight people for active play and features a variety of virtual games – including the popular Topgolf target game, Zombie Dodgeball, Hockey Shots, Baseball Pitching, Carnival Classic, and more – paired with comfortable lounge seating, HDTVs and food and beverage service. Private event rentals of the bays are also available for viewing parties, meetings, karaoke, and more, for up to 20.

Game Room, located on the hotel’s second floor and operated by acclaimed Chicago-based restaurant group Land and Sea Dept., offers a full food and beverage menu available for order from the Topgolf Swing Suite, ranging from playful takes on street food favorites to new, high-end offerings. As enhancements for those looking to elevate their Topgolf Swing Suite experience, special packages are available for order, featuring offerings from Land and Sea Dept.’s additional spaces in the hotel, including fine dining concept Cherry Circle Room and rare spirits bar Milk Room.

The Topgolf Swing Suite at the Chicago Athletic Association will open July 2019. For updates and reservations, visit www.chicagoathletichotel.com/topgolfswingsuite.

Located on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue across from iconic Millennium Park in the Loop District, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel (12 S. Michigan Ave.) 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 the result of a visionary partnership between former hotel management company Commune Hotels + Resorts, AJ Capital Partners, Geolo Capital, Agman Partners, Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, and award-winning design firm Roman and Williams Building and Interiors. The hotel, now managed by Hyatt Hotels Corporation, features 17,000 square feet of stunning event space with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, elegantly-appointed guest rooms and uniquely-designed suites, and multiple innovative culinary experiences. The seven food and beverage outlets include Cindy's, a rooftop restaurant and bar, restaurant concepts by Chicago-based Land & Sea Dept., Shake Shack, and Fairground Coffee & Tea. The Chicago Athletic Association hotel is now a part of World of Hyatt, offering guests and groups a robust loyalty and recognition program with rewards at 900+ hotels and resorts worldwide. For reservations or more information, please visit chicagoathletichotel.com or call 312.940.3552. Stay connected with Chicago Athletic Association hotel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Land and Sea Dept. is a Chicago-based concept and project development studio working creatively and passionately across disciplines. Its principals – Cody Hudson, Jon Martin, Robert McAdams and Peter Toalson – have collective decades of involvement in the fields of art, construction, design, event production, identity, marketing, music, and woodworking. Their experience allows them to apply their unique creative perspectives across a variety of applications and constantly develop new concepts. Land and Sea Dept. has completed a broad range of projects (art exhibitions, film screenings, live concerts, bars, restaurants, structural designs, and more), including some of Logan Square’s best-loved establishments: Michelin-starred Longman & Eagle, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, and Lost Lake, and most recently, Lonesome Rose. As well as four restaurant concepts within the restored and reimagined Chicago Athletic Association: the James Beard Award-Winning Cherry Circle Room, Game Room, Drawing Room, and Milk Room.

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