Dana hotel and spa and The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group announced exciting additions to the dining and drinking offerings at the award-winning, boutique Chicago hotel in early 2017. Innovative transformation plans are in store for the former Vertigo Sky Lounge, the mezzanine level bar and freestyle food and drink—with three, show-stopping new concepts debuting this spring.

These developments reflect a successful and mounting partnership between Rebel Hospitality—which owns and manages several independent lifestyle hotels—and the preeminent restaurant group. The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group currently owns and operates The Berkshire Room, West Town Bakery & Diner, Bodega, and the most recently opened Bunny Slope inside Rebel’s edgy boutique property, ACME Hotel Company.

The two leading hospitality companies have again joined forces to amplify dana hotel’s food and beverage program to present newly inspired experiences for guests, including:

An elevated rooftop lounge specializing in large-format drinks

A theatrical bar on the second floor helmed by acclaimed barman Benjamin Schiller, and

An upscale seafood restaurant on the property’s ground level

Known for its philosophy of living in the moment, the owners of the luxury boutique hotel are thrilled to offer an enhanced dining and drinking environment for both visitors and locals while expanding their partnership with the Fifty/50 team.

“As dana hotel and spa evolves, it is imperative that we provide a compelling, modern experience for both Chicagoans and those visiting from afar,” says Rebel Hospitality Principal Gene Kornota. “When we opened dana eight years ago, Vertigo was the first hotel rooftop in the city. Now, it’s time to reinvent rooftop entertainment. We’re applying this same thinking to our mezzanine level bar area and the ground floor restaurant, too, and there’s no better experiential partner than the team at Fifty/50.”

The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has demonstrated its prowess in Chicago’s hospitality landscape for nearly a decade with completely original bars and restaurants excelling in service and product. The group is thrilled to bring its signature spark to dana hotel and spa.

“We plan to introduce and showcase a very talented chef, along with two cocktail-focused concepts. We are invigorated by this tremendous opportunity and the potential of this location to bring Chicagoans back to dana to experience something unique,” says The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group Co-Owners Scott Weiner and Greg Mohr. “We’re pleased to align with a hotel group that shares a similar ethos and vision for forward thinking guest experiences.”

Additional details will be released in the weeks ahead. 

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