RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE AT CHICAGOLAND’S HOTTEST SPANISH RESTAURANT EL TAPEO

ElTapeo_145x112pxChicagoland’s hottest tapas restaurant, El Tapeo, invites guests to end the year with delicious food and lively atmosphere with two exclusive New Year’s Eve packages. Located on the 9th floor of Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, El Tapeo features breathtaking views of Downtown Chicago with wrap around, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a menu filled with authentic Spanish cuisine and specially crafted cocktails.

Guests are invited to kick off the evening with a festive a-la-carte dinner at El Tapeo. The restaurant will offer two seatings at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  The second seating will include live entertainment by JC EXPRESS, a glass of sangria, midnight Sparkling toast and party favors at an additional $35 cover charge.  Guests of the first seating are invited to stay for the party following their dinner reservation at the additional $35 cover charge as well.

Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center has also created an Overnight Package for guests who would like to make a night of it, starting at $299. The Overnight Package includes a $150 credit towards a luxurious dinner at El Tapeo beginning at 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve as well as the festivities included in that seating. The $35 cover charge is waived for guests participating in this exclusive package.

Located in Greater Chicago directly adjacent to Oakbrook Center and steps from sophisticated shops and upscale dining, Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center is a destination of choice for visitors to the western Chicago suburbs.  From floor plan to room key, Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center brings a new lens on Oak Brook through the work of local Chicago artists and abstract installations representing notable Chicago symbols.  Mies Van der Rohe inspired furnishings greet arriving guests, along with a grand, one-of-a-kind mural depicting the architecture of the city by famed muralist Justus Roe.  Floor by floor, guests rise to uncover moments that are uniquely Chicago, including images taken from Chicago’s signature “L” train, stunning photographs portraying Chicagoland locals caught in the rain, and custom graphic patterns throughout, created by Starwood’s award-winning design team, abstract designs of local contextual nuances, including original Daniel Burnham city plans for Chicago and maps of the public spaces of the Windy City.  Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center offers 3,500 square feet of event space and 172 artfully designed guestrooms and suites including two luxurious Spa Suites, unparalleled in the Western Suburbs. The ninth floor features spectacular panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows, a 3,000 square foot Grand Salon Ballroom, Executive Club Lounge, and the area’s hottest new restaurant, El Tapeo, offering authentic Spanish cuisine, infused with bold and authentic flavors. Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center offers all the benefits of the Starwood Preferred Guest Loyalty program.  For more information visit www.lemeridienoakbrook.com.

About Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts

Le Méridien , the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005.  With more than 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provided a strong international complement to Starwood’s then primarily North American holdings at the time of purchase. Since then, Le Méridien has gone through a brand re-launch, which included a large scale hotels product consolidation and redefined brand strategy. Through creation of the LM100 artist community, Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points, thus bringing unique, interactive and curated experiences to its guests. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts within the next five years, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Chicago, Tampa (Florida, USA), Cairo, Bali, Atlanta, Dallas, Istanbul, Oran (Algeria), Zhengzhou (China), Arlington (Virginia, USA) and Santa Monica, (California, USA), and will open in the next 12 months in Bangkok, New Orleans, Mahabaleshwar (India), Gandhinagar (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Charlotte (North Carolina, USA) and Indianapolis (Indiana, USA).  For more information, please visit www.leMéridien .com or www.facebook.com/leMéridien .  Follow @LeMéridien Hotels on Instagram and Twitter.