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(CHICAGO; December 12, 2017) — Chicago’s The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, welcomes winter with the debut of its new outdoor iceless curling rink, now open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., weather-permitting. A new, outdoor alternative for the winter months, curling fans and novices can warm up next to one of The Gwen’s outdoor fireplaces and heat lamps, while sipping on a new menu of winter cocktails. Guests can book by visiting

Curling on the roof of The Gwen.

Curling on the roof of The Gwen. Photo credit: Kailley Lindman

Originated in Scotland, curling is a winter sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target. Two or four players can play at a time, and rounds usually last around 30 minutes. Admission for The Gwen Curling Rink is $25 per person, which includes a choice of one new craft winter cocktail and 30 minutes of curling play time.

Drink options include the Lux Chocolate, a hot chocolate cocktail with Grand Marnier, topped with whipped cream; and the Tea-Groni, a classic negroni infused with rishi tea and cinnamon, served warm. The new menu also features two new large-format cocktails, including the Sugar & Spice mulled wine and Gwengow Rum Punch.

The Gwen’s full seasonal cocktail offerings include:

Winter Cocktails


Maple Old Fashioned

FEW rye whiskey, clement orange liquor, maple syrup & orange bitters


Hennessy V.S.O.P., rye whiskey, sweet vermouth & cranberry bitters

A Taste of History

Dewar’s scotch whiskey, cherry herring liquor, sweet vermouth, orange

juice with grand orange egg foam

Lux Chocolate

Hot chocolate with Grand Marnier & topped with whipped cream


Classic negroni infused with Rishi Tea and cinnamon, served warm

To Share

Serves 4-6 | $58


Sugar & Spice

A Scottish twist on mulled wine, cabernet & merlot infused with a

special spice blend, apple cider & honey, served warm

Gwengow Rum Punch

The Gwen’s version of the Glasgow punch,

spiced rum & apple cider mix, served warm

For more information about to hotel or to book a stay, please visit  or call 312.645.1500.

About The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

Located at 521 N. Rush Street, The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago, resides in the landmark McGraw-Hill building, which boasts an art deco façade complete with bas relief sculptures by Gwen Lux, the hotel’s namesake. The hotel features 311 guestrooms including 34 suites, Upstairs at The Gwen serving hand-crafted cocktails and elevated American bites, and The Terrace at Upstairs at The Gwen, a seasonal terrace with cityscape views. The hotel encompasses more than 15,000 feet of flexible meeting space providing the ideal setting for corporate and special events. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call 312.645.1500. Join the conversation with The Gwen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection® brand is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.



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