Posts About Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

MART PLAZA SHEDD AQUARIUM PACKAGE

This summer, The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel unveils their newest package in collaboration with the Shedd Aquarium. Now, guests can purchase two Total Experience, easy-entry tickets to the Shedd while booking their accommodations at this contemporary River North hotel. 

The Shedd Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world with more than 8,000 aquatic animals including 1,500 species of fish, marine animals, birds, snakes, amphibians and insects. Located in Museum Campus, the aquarium plays close neighbor to many of the city’s other well-known museums such as the Field Museum of Natural History and the Adler Planetarium.

These Total Experience tickets provide access to all of the museums exhibits including Waters of the World, The Caribbean Reef, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Jellies and their new Sting Ray Touch. These also include tickets to the Shedd’s aquatic show. 

This package requires two nights booked and includes two tickets for Shedd Aquarium. Upon arrival at the hotel, the concierge can help purchase additional tickets.

WHEN: Available Now

 

COST: Rates starting at $149 Booking Code: IKHD2

 

WHERE:       CHICAGO MART PLAZA

350 West Mart Center

Chicago IL 60654

312-836-5000

www.martplaza.com

About Chicago Mart Plaza

Chicago’s first LEED-Certified hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza boasts panoramic views of the Chicago River and the famous Chicago skyline.  The contemporary hotel, which is adjacent to global design hub The Merchandise Mart, is located just blocks from the “Magnificent Mile,” Chicago’s most coveted attractions and the business district.  The Chicago Mart Plaza truly has something for everyone.  For meetings of any size, the Mart Plaza offers 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and tailored meeting packages – including an Eco-Friendly Meeting Package.  Varied dining options include ItaliAsia, a “Best of Both Worlds” Italian and Asian concept, and Cityscape Bar, with unmatched views of the Chicago skyline and award-winning cocktails. The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza is managed by Hostmark Hospitality Group.

 

About Hostmark Hospitality Group

Since 1965, Hostmark Hospitality Group has built a stellar reputation within the hospitality industry with 45 properties and more than 8,700 rooms in 14 U.S. states and Egypt. Hostmark is the preferred, award-winning hotel management company for Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, IHG, Wyndham, Choice and more. Hostmark manages hotels, resorts, conference centers, boutique concept hotels, condominium hotels and restaurants. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois and maintains satellite offices in Denver, Colorado, Miami, Florida and Cairo, Egypt.

Italiasia International Day of Italian Cuisines

ITALIASIA INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ITALIAN CUISINES 

WHAT:          ItaliAsia Restaurant, located in the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, encourages patrons to celebrate International Day of Italian Cuisines, this January 17.

 

“The menu is designed to offer a kaleidoscope of flavors from Italy and Pan Asia, fusing the two tastes together to create an East meets West menu,” says Food and Beverage Director John Dexter.

 

Italian menu highlights include Pasta Bolognese, with pappardelle pasta, braised ground beef and pork, San Marzano tomatoes and Pecorino Cheese, $20, Bucatini with Meatballs, house made veal meatballs, bucatini pasta, marinara sauce and ricotta salata cheese, $18, Lobster Risotto Fra Diavlo, arborio rice, sake wine, fresh Maine lobster, San Marzano tomatoes, red chili flakes and fine herbs, $30, and Chicken Vesuvio, spit roasted half chicken with white wine, lemon, garlic, fresh oregano, oven roasted potato wedges and peas, $18.

 

In addition, ItaliAsia offers individual eight-inch thin crust pizzas. Varieties include Wild Mushroom, with provolone, mozzarella, shitake, cremini and button mushrooms and fine herbs, $9, Margherita, with fresh buffalo mozzarella, sliced roma tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and frsh basil, $9, and Arugula and Pancetta, with bechamel sauce, pancetta, Parmigiano-reggiano cheese and baby arugula, $11. Full menu available upon request.
WHEN:          Thursday, January 17

 

WHERE:       ItaliAsia – The Best of Both Worlds
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-529-1157
Fax: 312-321-9806
www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Daily Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Parking – Self Parking – $5.00 in Wolf Point Parking Lot at front entrance (validate parking ticket at restaurant and pay at front desk in hotel lobby)

 

Cityscape Bar Presents January “Vino With a View”

CITYSCAPE BAR PRESENTS JANUARY “VINO WITH A VIEW”

 

Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will host their January “Vino with a View” wine sampling on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m.
Guests are invited to sip and swirl an array of wines while enjoying stunning panoramic views of River North. All attendees of “Vino with a View” will receive a buy one get one discount coupon for dinner at ItaliAsia Restaurant after the event or a future evening.
Presented by William Fuhrman, from Palm Bay International, the event will highlight wines from their brands portfolio from South America, Europe, Asia and more. Featured wines include Bertani Due Uve from Italy, Jean-Luc Columbo Les Abeilles Blac from France and Killka Malbec from Argentina. Patrons can also indulge in an assortment of small bites including antipasto trays, cheese and dried fruit.

After the wine sampling, guests can use their BOGO dinner discount to dine at ItaliAsia Restaurant. Located adjacent to Cityscape Bar, ItaliAsia offers a menu with a kaleidoscope of flavors from Italy and Pan Asia that creates a taste sensation of East meets West.

 

WHEN:          Thursday, January 17 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

COST:            COMPLIMENTARY

 

RESERVE:   Reservations Required: cityscape@martplaza.com

(limited reservations available)

 

UPCOMING:

Thursday, February 21

 

WHERE:       Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
312.836.5000
www.cityscapebar.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

ItaliAsia – The Best of Both Worlds 
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-529-1157
Fax: 312-321-9806
www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Daily Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Parking – Self Parking – $5.00 in Wolf Point Parking Lot at front entrance (validate parking ticket at restaurant and pay at front desk in hotel lobby)

Cityscape Bar Hosts Golden Globes Viewing Party

CITYSCAPE BAR GOLDEN GLOBES VIEWING PARTY

Chicagoans can enjoy the highly anticipated 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards at Cityscape Bar’s viewing party on Sunday, January 13. This year’s awards will be hosted by Amy Poehler and Tiny Fey. Patrons can sit back, relax and sip on an array of themed cocktails available all day for $8 each including: The Golden Globe Martini and The Nominee.

Guests who wish to enjoy a full dinner after the show can dine at ItaliAsia Restaurant located adjacent to Cityscape Bar where they will discover a menu offering a kaleidoscope of flavors from Italy and Pan Asia that creates a taste sensation of East meets West.

WHEN:          Sunday, January 13
7 p.m.

COST:            No Cover.  Cocktails are $8 each.

COCKTAILS:
The Golden Globe Martini, $8

X-Rated Passion Fruit, American Harvest Vodka, Pineapple Puree garnished with an Orange and Cherry

 

The Nominee, $8

Cruzan Rum, Peach Schnapps, Lime Juice, Grenadine and a splash of Sierra Mist
Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
312.836.5000
www.cityscapebar.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
ItaliAsia – The Best of Both Worlds 
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-529-1157
Fax: 312-321-9806
www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Daily Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Parking – Self Parking – $5.00 in Wolf Point Parking Lot at front entrance (validate parking ticket at restaurant and pay at front desk in hotel lobby)

Chicago Mart Plaza Presents Special Room Package

CHICAGO MART PLAZA PRESENTS $125 ROOM AND PARKING

The Chicago Mart Plaza hotel will feature an exclusive room and parking package for as low as $125 per night. From December 1, 2012 – April 15, 2013, guests are invited to take advantage of the best Chicago has to offer while enjoying parking and deluxe accommodations at this River North hotel.  Guests rooms are equipped with a 32-inch LCD flat screen televisions, full bath amenities, complimentary high speed wireless internet and Serta Concierge Plus mattresses which are only part of the experience – the winter season in Chicago offers Bulls and Bears games, world renowned museums, theater and more.

WHEN:               December 1, 2012 – April 15, 2013

COST:                  Starting at $125 per night (includes room and parking; parking usually $39)
 
RESERVE:        Booking Code – ISHD1  

WHERE:            CHICAGO MART PLAZA
350 West Mart Center
Chicago IL 60654
312-836-5000
www.martplaza.com

About Chicago Mart Plaza
Chicago’s first LEED-Certified hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza boasts panoramic views of the Chicago River and the famous Chicago skyline.  The contemporary hotel, which is adjacent to global design hub The Merchandise Mart, is located just blocks from the “Magnificent Mile,” Chicago’s most coveted attractions and the business district.  The Chicago Mart Plaza truly has something for everyone.  For meetings of any size, the Mart Plaza offers 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and tailored meeting packages – including an Eco-Friendly Meeting Package.  Varied dining options include ItaliAsia, a “Best of Both Worlds” Italian and Asian concept, and Cityscape Bar, with unmatched views of the Chicago skyline and award-winning cocktails.

Italiasia Celebrates Chinese Valentine’s Day

ITALIASIA CELEBRATES CHINESE VALENTINE’S DAY

In celebration of Chinese Valentine’s Day on Thursday, August 23, ItaliAsia Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza will feature a special romantic dinner for two pre-fixe menu.

For $60.00 per couple, guests can enjoy an appetizer, entrée, dessert and bottle of sake.  Menu highlights include: Lobster Salad, Miso Chicken and Sea Bass as well as a choice of two desserts like Ricotta Cheesecake, Spumoni and Wonton Cannoli (complete menu below).

ItaliAsia offers seating for 170 guests plus three semi private sections available for groups of 10 to 50 people.  In addition, there is a private dining/tasting room that accommodates eight.  ItaliAsia is located adjacent to Cityscape Bar, one of Chicago’s hottest venues on the lobby level of the Holiday Inn.  Guests can stop by Cityscape before or after dinner and enjoy their Thursday Absolut special, which features all Absolut flavored cocktails for $6.00 each.

 

WHEN:          Thursday, August 23
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

COST:            $60 per couple (not including tax and gratuity)

 

RESERVE:   (312) 529-1157

 

MENU:
ItaliAsia Dinner Special for Two:
Lobster Salad with Spicy Lemon Dressing
Choice of Miso Chicken with Udon Noodles or Sea Bass with Spicy Teriyaki
Choice of Two Desserts from ItaliAsia’s regular menu
Bottle of Dewazaura Cherry Bouquet Sake (300ml)

 

Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
312.836.5000
www.cityscapebar.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

ItaliAsia – The Best of Both Worlds 
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-529-1157
Fax: 312-321-9806
www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Daily Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday
Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Parking – Self Parking – $5.00 in Wolf Point Parking Lot at front entrance (validate parking ticket at restaurant and pay at front desk in hotel lobby)

Cityscape Bar Hosts “The Bachelorette” Finale Party

CITYSCAPE BAR HOSTS THE BACHELORETTE FINALE PARTY

Chicagoans can catch the highly anticipated season finale of The Bachelorette in style at Cityscape Bar’s viewing party on Sunday, July 22.  Patrons can sit back, relax and enjoy specialty themed cocktails uniquely created for the event including The Flirtini, The Proposal and The Wedding Cake.

Guests who wish to enjoy a full dinner after the show can dine at ItaliAsia Restaurant located adjacent to Cityscape Bar where they can discover a creative fusion restaurant with a menu offering a kaleidoscope of flavors from Italy and Pan Asia that creates a taste sensation of East meets West.

COST:            All themed martinis are $8.00

WHEN:          Sunday, July 22 at 7:00 PM

THE BACHELOR COCKTAIL LIST:
$8.00 each
The Flirtini – Skyy Passion Fruit, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, cranberry juice, garnished with a candied lemon
The Proposal – Absolut Rasberri, Razzmatazz, cranberry juice, Sprite, garnished with a candied lemon
The Wedding Cake – Absolut Vanilla, Amaretto, White Crème de Cacao, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, garnished with a light chocolate swirl

 

Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
312.836.5000
www.cityscapebar.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

ItaliAsia – The Best of Both Worlds 
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-529-1157
Fax: 312-321-9806
www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Daily Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday
Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Parking – Self Parking – $5.00 in Wolf Point Parking Lot at front entrance (validate parking ticket at restaurant and pay at front desk in hotel lobby)

Cityscape Bar Hosts Mixology 101

CITYSCAPE BAR HOSTS MIXOLOGY 101
July Class: Whiskey

 Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will host the sixth class in a new Mixology 101 demonstration series on Thursday, July 12.

Hosted by Cityscape Bar Mixologist Shayne Halper, patrons will learn how to create signature whiskey cocktails including the Jack & Berry and Chicago Summer Iced Tea while indulging in an assortment of complimentary small bites.

 

WHEN:          Thursday, July 12 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

COST:            COMPLIMENTARY (limited reservations available)
Reservations required: cityscape@martplaza.com

 

Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
312.836.5000
www.cityscapebar.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Parking – Self Parking – $5.00 in Wolf Point Parking Lot at front entrance (validate parking ticket at restaurant and pay at front desk in hotel lobby)

ItaliAsia Hosts Christmas Day Buffet

Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas in style this year at ItaliAsia Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.  ItaliAsia will offer an Italian-Asian inspired Christmas Day Buffet featuring an array of items (menu available below).  Lunch and dinner service from the regular menu will also be available in addition to the buffet.

WHEN:     Sunday, December 25 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

COST:      $25.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under.

BUFFET MENU:
SOUPS
Chicken Won Ton
Tuscan White Bean & Prosciutto Puree

ENTRÉE
Roasted Fresh Free Range Chicken Breast, stuffed with apples, cornbread, and pecans with a Chardonnay sauce
Fresh Green Beans
Fresh Broccoli
Butternut Squash
Mashed Red Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Pasta Bolognese

SALADS
Oriental Crab and Shrimp
Orzo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Mediterranean
Fresh Mozzarella with Roma Tomatoes
Roasted Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Tortellini
Caesar

DESSERTS
Mini Assorted Holiday Pastries
Assorted Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cheese Cake
Apple, Cherry & Pecan Pie

ItaliAsia – The Best of Both Worlds
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-529-1157
Fax: 312-321-9806
www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Cityscape Bar Hosts Beer Sampling

This December, Cityscape Bar will host their monthly “Brew with a View” beer sampling event on Thursday, December 8. 

Guests are invited to sample an array of beers while enjoying stunning panoramic views of downtown’s River North.  All attendees of “Brew with a View” will receive a buy-one-get-one-half-off discount coupon for dinner in ItaliAsia Restaurant after the event or on a future night.  In addition, they can enter to win a $100.00 gift certificate to ItaliAsia.

Hosted by The Boston Beer Company, the event will highlight several beers including Samuel Adams Boston Ale, Cream Stout, Latitude 48 IPA and Sam Adams Light.  Patrons can also indulge in an assortment of small bites.

WHEN:      Thursday, December 8 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

COST:        COMPLIMENTARY (limited reservations available)
Reservations Required: cityscape@martplaza.com

After the beer sampling, guests can use their buy-one-get-one coupon to dine at ItaliAsia Restaurant located adjacent to Cityscape Bar where they will discover a creative fusion restaurant with a menu offering a kaleidoscope of flavors from Italy and Pan Asia that creates a taste sensation of East meets West.

Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
312.836.5000
www.cityscapebar.com

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