Comments icon Comments

As life returns to a more normal state, people are more eager than ever to embrace holiday festivity after missing out on so much tradition the past year - which we are already seeing signs of as holiday movies, Christmas décor and Starbucks holiday cups have made their debut.

The Gwen Hotel Chicago has announced their seasonal programming – from Curling and Cocktails now through spring to the restaurant Kostali’s Thanksgiving To Go and Sex and the Ci-Tea Tipsy Tea over Black Friday weekend.

Curling & Cocktails at The Gwen 

Runs through Spring  

Make the most out of winter with Curling + Cocktails in the heart of the Chicago. Upstairs at the Gwen Terrace, features seasonal Curling from now through spring. Reservations are available in 45-minute intervals and features one of the hotel’s Signature Curling Cocktails for each registered guest. Groups are capped to 10 people on the rink at a given time. For larger parties there is a separate link to book. 

The rink is non-traditional rink (ie: not made of ice) and measures 8’ x 32’. Guests can enjoy the game with eight (x8) granite stones and/or eight (x8) “pro” stones, which are smaller and lighter. The full Upstairs at The Gwen Menu is available during your experience as well. 

  • Prepaid reservation for parties of 1 to 10 
  • $30 per person 
  • Book here 

Tipsy Tea 


The Gwen’s Tipsy Tea Party, at the hotel’s restaurant, Kostali is available Saturdays and Sundays with seatings at 12pm and 2:30pm. The reimagined twist on traditional high tea is complete with small bites and cocktails.  

  • Prepaid reservation for parties of 1 to 10 
  • $35–$55 per person 

Thanksgiving / Black Friday  

Kostali Thanksgiving at Home 

Monday, November 22 - Thursday, November 25 

Thanksgiving Meal To-Go (pickup or delivery) 

This Thanksgiving skip the stress and the kitchen mess and instead serve Thanksgiving at home by Kostali. The menu includes Publican Bread & grilled pita with Za’atar and spreads, multiple sides, Prime Ribeye of Beef and Roasted Turkey Breast and choice of Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie as well as a bottle of Red or White wine per order.  

·         Full menu and details can be found here. 

·         $90++ per person 

Sex and the Ci-Tea Black Friday Weekend 

Saturday and Sunday, November 27-28 

Get the Girls back together for a themed Tipsy Tea for Black Friday weekend. Find out who is a Samantha and who is more of a Carrie; either way Kostali will have custom curated bites and cocktails to celebrate the gal pals bringing a bit of NYC to Chicago. Saturdays and Sundays with seatings at 12pm and 2:30pm. 

·       Prepaid reservation for parties of 1 to 10 

·       $35–$55 per person 

·       Book here 


‘Tis The ‘Tea’son  

Thursdays –Sundays in December 

Holiday themed Tipsy Tea with service expanded to seatings on Thursdays and Friday afternoons to pair with holiday shopping. One seating Thursdays and Fridays at 2pm / 2 Seatings Saturday & Sunday normal hours, 12pm and 2:30pm. 

·       $35–$55 per person 

·       Book here 


View Comments (0)