| Apr 14, 2013
University of Chicago computer scientist Ian Foster pressed the clicker and up popped a map of the most sophisticated fiber-optic networks in the world.
On that map, at least, Chicago appeared to be the center of everything, a crossroads of...
| Jul 9, 2012
Mark Hoplamazian was a freshly minted MBA graduate when consummate dealmaker Jay Pritzker hired him to work on new investments and acquisitions in 1989. Almost immediately, the 25-year-old grandson of Armenian Christian immigrants found himself in an...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Several hundred protesters marched along Michigan Avenue Monday morning to voice opposition to the school closings plan being put together by Chicago Public Schools.
Organized by the Chicago Teachers Union and Stand Up Chicago, a coalition of labor...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Joie de Vivre, a San Francisco boutique hotel company in which John Pritzker has a majority stake, will open its first Chicago hotel in February....
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:55 AM
At a time when hotels promise everything from custom ice-cream room service to complete wedding proposal preparations, it's no surprise that they're also offering hypoallergenic rooms.
The Hyatt, Wyndham, Intercontinental, Fairmont and Mandarin hotel...
| Dec 5, 2010
There was a time when BlackBerrys grew wild.
They were everywhere: boardrooms, restaurants and kitchen tables. The dark little devices would vibrate every time a new e-mail arrived, delivering a tiny thrill that millions of employees came to both...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 8:31 PM
Newport Beach-based Irvine Co. announced Monday that it had acquired a skyscraper in Chicago's central business district.
The company headed by Donald Bren bought the Hyatt Center, a 48-story, 1.5-million square-foot office building in Chicago's...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 12:29 PM
A world without cubicles is just one of the benefits awaiting the holder of a Hospitality Management degree. Those in this career can ply their trade in hotels, restaurants, senior living communities, corporate facilities, casinos and even palaces and...
| Mar 2, 2011
He has built a 20-foot-tall skyscraper of chocolate in New York, a 22-foot-tall chocolate Christmas tree in Hong Kong and a 1,250-pound chocolate cake on "The Martha Stewart Show."
And now chef Alain Roby's latest foray into extreme sweetness is a life-...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Hyatt Hotels Corp. is a Chicago-based hospitality company that owns, operates and franchises several hotel brands, including Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Andaz. In Orlando, the company's offerings include the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress,...
| Jul 27, 2011
The fledging economy has created an interesting dichotomy when it comes to sabbaticals. While companies struggling to fill certain jobs are offering sabbaticals as incentives to reel in talent, employees elsewhere are so desperate to keep their jobs...