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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Happy New Year!

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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Experience the Festival of Lights at Park Hyatt Chicago

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An annual holiday tradition for Chicago visitors and residents alike is experiencing the festive BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration right on the city’s famed Michigan Avenue. On November 22, just steps away from Park Hyatt Chicago, you can enjoy a variety of activities with the family in celebration of the advent of the holiday season.

Family –friendly events are abound including the Lights Festival Lane, which features a Kids Corner and several Magnificent Mile vendors as well as concerts by top musical artists at the BMO Harris Bank Stage. The festival culminates with a grand Tree-Lighting Parade traveling down Michigan Avenue, and marshaled by Mickey and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World, and a Fireworks Spectacular show over the Chicago River.

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With Park Hyatt Chicago right on the Magnificent Mile, it’s the perfect place to accompany your holiday evening!  Whether you pop into NoMI Kitchen for some light bites and a spectacular view, indulge in NoMI Lounge’s signature Park Chocolate Bar, or stay the night in one of our exquisite rooms – you’re sure to enjoy the night knowing you’re only a few steps away from the festivities!

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Book your Festival of Lights getaway today to enjoy our exceptional offerings for a fabulous and fun weekend stay!

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Giving Thanks During November at NoMI Spa

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For the month of November, delight in our NoMI Spa Special with the unique Give Thanks experience. As November is that time of year when we are called to reflect upon and cherish what we are most thankful for, we at NoMI Spa would like to assist you throughout the process as you give thanks for your healthy mind, body, and spirit.

The luxurious fall spa special includes a lavish 60-minute Lake Stone Massage paired with a revitalizing scalp treatment, sure to become a relaxing addition to your holiday season routine. Among the hustle and bustle of November, allow the Give Thanks treatment to be a time just for you to unwind and rejuvenate. This package is $200; for more information or to book a reservation, please contact NoMI Spa at (312) 239-4200.

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Pumpkin Daiquiri, Pumpkin Everything

Chicago, it’s that time of year again when the temperatures begin to drop, crisp leaves hit the ground and we put away our shorts and flip flops, until next summer! And most importantly, pumpkin is everywhere!

Transition into the new season with NoMI’s Pumpkin Daiquiri, a great way to add some fall flavour to a classic summer cocktail!

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NoMI Pumpkin Daiquiri

Ingredients:
2 oz. Aged 12-yr El Dorado Rum
1 oz. Vermouth di Torino
0.75 oz. Lemon Juice
3 bar spoons of organic sugar
0.75 oz. Pumpkin Puree

Directions:
Combine ingredients in shaker. Pour over crushed ice. Add a spritz of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram. Garnish with orange peel and pumpkin leaf.

Cheers!