Get to NoMI – Private Dining Managers Alison and Camila

This week in the Get to NoMI series, we introduce the two women running the show for corporate and social events at NoMI Kitchen – Alison Kremer and Camila Rachmanis, our Private Dining Managers!

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1. What is your favorite item on the menu? And why?
AK: The Tiger Roll – we have the best sushi in the city, hands down.
CR: Our Crispy Brussels Sprouts on the dinner menu.  The bacon glaze makes this the perfect sweet/salty combination.


2. What’s your favorite drink on the menu? And why?
AK: I love the Canard-Duchene champagne, which is available by the glass.  I could drink champagne all day, everyday!
CR: I’m partial to the Traditional Margarita, but pisco-style, made with egg whites. The frothiness is a great texture.

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3. What do you love about Chicago?
AK: There is always something to do and new things to try…a new restaurant, the many street fairs, sporting events, etc.
CR: I love that the city overlooks Lake Michigan. Even in the winter, it’s such a beautiful sight. It feels like we are always on the beach!

4. What is something we may not know about you?
AK: I have been to the top of the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa in Dubai) during a trip with a friend in 2014. While in Dubai, we also snow skied indoors, went to an underwater zoo, and went on a dessert safari!
CR: I’m a licensed scuba diver. I got certified in 2005 during a trip to Turks and Caicos with my family. My father and I got certified at the same time and now anytime we travel we get to share that special experience all over again.

5. How long have you been working at NoMI?
AK: I’ve been with the hotel for five years in total. My first three years I was a Culinary and Food & Beverage Coordinator, followed by a year and a half as an Events Coordinator and the last six months as a NoMI Private Dining Manager.
CR: It’ll be a year in March since I joined the company and moved to Chicago!

6. If you could bring anyone to dinner at NoMI, dead or alive, who would it be?  And why? 
AK: Definitely, Kristin Wiig… her humor is on point. I’d love to spend an evening laughing wit her.
CR: I would bring my grandmother Lina, who always takes me to beautiful restaurants in Paris. Without a doubt we would order the entire dessert menu!

7. What’s the best advice about working in the F&B industry you’ve ever received?
AK: Always get (and stay) on Chef’s good side.
CR: Breathe and smile!

8. What do you like to do on your personal time?
AK: Spend time with friends and family, cook, travel.
CR: As a former New Yorker, I still spend a lot of time exploring Chicago. Whether its trying different restaurants or visiting museums, I’m getting to learn the city a little better each day.

9. What’s your favorite table in the restaurant or bar?
AK: Table 30, one of the corner window tables. We celebrated my Dad’s 60th birthday at that table and it was the first time my whole family had dined in NoMI Kitchen.
CR: Table 111 in the Lounge right by the entrance to the dining room. It’s a large marble table perfect for gathering with friends, and you still get a beautiful view of the Water Tower.


10. Do you have a favorite time of day during your shift? What is it and why? 
AK: What I love about this position is that every day is so different – client meetings, events, working on upcoming events, etc. — so it’s hard to choose just one point in the day that’s my favorite.  I love it all!
CR: I love the early evening, around 5:00 PM when the sun starts to set and the lounge begins to bustle with thirsty guests!

With spaces that can host seated dinners from 8-30 guests and receptions from 12-75 people, the opportunities are endless! Our culinary team is always on board to get creative, from a standard three-course dinner to a custom wine and cheese tasting.

To book your next private dining experience in NoMI Kitchen, contact Alison and Camila at (312) 239-4075.



Winter Warm Up at NoMI Spa

CHIPH_P135_SingleMassage_47524 (2)As the temperature drops and Chicago settles in for another winter season, let NoMI Spa launch you into 2014 with warmth and wellness. During the entire month of January, come experience the best of NoMI Spa with our Winter Warm Up package.  Each guest who books this January special will receive a luxurious 45-minute Signature Facial, a relaxing 45 minute Custom Massage as well as a complimentary small bottle of Aromatherapy Associates “Inner Strength” Bath and Shower Oil so you can enjoy the scents of NoMI Spa in the comfort of your home.

IMG_1974This package is available for $200 (gratuity not included, total retail value $250) throughout January. For more information or to book your appointment today, call 312.239.4200 or e-mail

Happy New Year!

Chicago Restaurant Week at NoMI Kitchen

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From January 30 through February 12, visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy celebrated prix-fixe meals at the city’s finest dining establishments during Chicago Restaurant Week. NoMI Kitchen will be offering a delectable lunch menu, showcasing a range of one-of-a-kind options for a three-course meal. Choosing amongst a Leek and Mussel Bisque, Split Pea Soup, or Crispy Farm Egg for an appetizer, and Wagyu Beef Brisket, Olive Oil Roasted Skate Wing, or Forest Mushroom Egg Noodles for the main course, the unique preparation of these dishes are sure to delight your palate and that of your company. Ending the meal with a choice between two desserts, a cookie and candy selection or milk chocolate mont blanc, enjoy a sampling of NoMI’s delicious and irreplaceable offerings in its world-class restaurant setting overlooking Chicago’s historic Water Tower Square and the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue.

The Restaurant Week experience at NoMI can be booked for $22/person for the three-course meal outlined above. Give a member of our knowledgeable staff a call in order to confirm your reservation at (312) 239-4030. We look forward to welcoming you!

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NoMI Spa Wellness Tip: Winter Rejuvenation


The winter months can bring with them a lack of nourishment; combat the season with a wellness tip from our NoMI Spa associates:

Bounce into the upcoming winter months by improving your nutritional balance and boosting your immune system with antioxidant-rich foods. Wintry foods that are rich in antioxidants can help keep you healthy this winter. Treat yourself to oranges, grapefruits, pomegranates, and even red wine! Also, be sure to enjoy the benefits of relaxing steam baths infused with essential oils; soak in the tub or warm up in the shower with eucalyptus essential oils that aid in respiratory relief, ease muscle pain, and decrease the jet lag from all of your holiday travels. Encompass the NoMI Spa lifestyle this holiday season and revitalize your mind, body and spirit!

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Get Your Holiday Glow at NoMI Spa

Holiday GlowPackage (2)The holiday season has surely descended upon the city of Chicago, with holiday lights adorning every street and activities for all to delight in. With the busy schedules the holiday season brings, our skin can become neglected as dryness begins to wreak havoc. For the month of December, enjoy the Holiday Glow package at NoMI Spa. Including a 45-minute Body Polish and followed by a rejuvenating 45-minute Peppermint Facial, this wintery special allows your skin to become revived and ready to endure the season’s elements. Our Peppermint Facial is a deep cleanse European treatment with a double exfoliant system. Concluding with a luxuriously hydrating peppermint mask, you will surely feel refreshed and revitalized for the holiday season.

The Holiday Glow package at NoMI Spa costs $200 per treatment. To book your appointment, please give one of our knowledgeable staff members a call at (312) 239-4200.

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Win a NoMI | Boutique: Sugar & Spice Gift Package!

Holiday Boutique SpreadThe holidays are upon us! And Park Hyatt Chicago has all your holiday gifting needs with NoMI | Boutique: Sugar & Spice.

The pop-up extension of NoMI treats visitors to a festive assortment of “everything nice” from the hotel’s delicious and luxurious offerings on the 7th floor.  From renowned pastry chef, Meg Galus, indulge in everything from homemade flavored bonbons, specialty chocolate barks and signature Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies to a variety of other delectable confections, whole pies, specialty tarts and a variety of cakes straight from the NoMI pastry kitchen.parkhyatt-046

Starting today, NoMI Kitchen is offering you a chance to win a NoMI | Boutique: Sugar & Spice gift package including a $50 NoMI gift cared and an assortment of special chocolate offerings from the boutique.

Now through Wednesday, December 24th: entering is simple:

1. Follow @NoMIChicago on Instagram!
2. Come to NoMI Boutique anytime from November 26th through December 24th & take a photo of your favorite item in the boutique
3. Post to Instagram using the hashtag #LetItSNoMI and #PHCwin

The winner will be selected on Thursday, December 25th and announced that Friday!

View official contest terms and conditions here.

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Relax, Refresh and Save at Park Hyatt Chicago

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As the holiday season grows near, winter savings abound at Park Hyatt Chicago! For the next seven days beginning today, delight in our Relax, Refresh and Save Package which offers 30% savings on any stay with us through March with a prepaid reservation. Whether it be the trip you’ve been dreaming of planning, or a rejuvenating stay-cation in the heart of Chicago, treat yourself with our luxurious guestrooms, world-class cuisine at NoMI Kitchen, and expert treatments in NoMI Spa, all just steps away from Chicago’s finest tourist attractions.

From now through March, enjoy a variety of activities and holiday stay dates throughout our city sure to be enjoyable for each and every traveler!

  • December 31: Our New Year’s Eve Celebration at NoMI Kitchen and NoMI Lounge (Can we link to these on the website?)
  • January 14 – 18: Chicago Boat, RV, Sail Show
  • January 16 – 18: Cubs Convention
  • January 17 – 18: Chicago Travel and Adventure Show
  • January 19: Martin Luther King Day
  • January 30 – February 12: Chicago Restaurant Week
  • February 14 – 22: Chicago Auto Show
  • February 7: Hockey City Classic
  • February 12 – 22: Chicago Theater Week
  • February 22: Chinese New Year
  • March 1: Polar Plunge
  • Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Games
  • Chicago Bulls Basketball Games
  • Chicago Bears Football Games

Book your chic city getaway today using offer code C48NOV now through December 1. We look forward to welcoming you to Park Hyatt Chicago!

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