Chicago Area Mensa banner
/images/mastheel-standard.jpg rest of Chicago Area Mensa banner
notFound ../weem/2018/weem43logo.640x219.png

Qualify for discounted WeeM rates by registering today. Book your room by September 30th and request the spectacular WeeM rate of $107.

Hospitality

As always, we look forward to bringing you a massive feast throughout the weekend. In addition to salty, sweet, and savory snacks; soda/pop, wine, wine coolers, and beer; and our 24-hour salad bar, all served throughout the weekend, you can expect the following meals at the listed times (please note slightly different times than in the past):

  • Thursday Dinner: 7 - 8:30 PM TBA
  • Friday Breakfast: 8 - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast - Bagels & Schmear, Hot (microwavable) & Cold Cereals (some GF), Fruit, Yogurt, Milk, Coffee, Juices
  • Friday Lunch: Noon - 1:15 PM TBA
  • Friday Dinner: 6 - 7:30 PM TBA
  • Saturday Breakfast: 8 - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast plus Hot Breakfast Specials … Scrambled Eggs (GF/V), Cheese Omelets (GF/V), French Toast Sticks (V), and Breakfast Meats (both GF)
  • Saturday Lunch: Noon - 1:15 PM TBA
  • Saturday Dinner: Per our WeeM tradition, no dinner will be served on Saturday night so you can enjoy one of our local restaurants
  • Sunday Breakfast: 8 - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast plus Hot Breakfast Specials … Scrambled Eggs (GF/V), Cheese Omelets (GF/V), French Toast Sticks (V), and Breakfast Meats (both GF)
  • Sunday Lunch: WeeM Style (a.k.a. leftovers!)

Snacks:

We know that Mensans love to eat…all the time, day and night. We will have snacks available 24 hours a day, including:

  • Drinks - milk, juice, soda, hot chocolate, coffee, hot tea, iced tea
  • Salty and sweet snacks - chips, pretzels, candy, cookies, ice cream, many & more
  • Salad bar will be available 24 hours with salad, fruit, cheese and other yummy noshy bits

For our friends with food allergies and sensitivities:

We will do our best to have a vegetarian option and a gluten free option available at each meal. If it is not clear, please ask. Please note: We are preparing food in a shared hospitality prep area and serving buffet style serving a large crowd using volunteer and hotel staff. We cannot guarantee that items are free from cross contamination. Ingredient lists will be available on site. But if you do have severe/life-threatening allergies, we recommend you take precautions to minimize your risk since our volunteers focus on replenishing the food, snacks, and beverages and are not trained to address dietary concerns.

We (Susan and Rhonda, the Hospitality chairs) will be around for any questions, comments, and concerns.

No dinner on Saturday?

It’s a regional gathering tradition that Saturday is a separate meal from the RG hospitality meals and offerings. In the past, we offered a banquet on Saturday night, but by popular demand, we have shifted to this being a time when you can plan a meal or outing with friends to enjoy on-site and nearby restaurant offerings. Below is a list of links to some terrific restaurants, sorted by their proximity to the hotel. Visit the links for full menus, prices, and to find out if reservations are recommended (or required). The hotel website also includes a list of restaurants nearby.

On-site Dining:

  • Saranello's - Italian, casual, part of the Lettuce Entertain You group

Walking Distance:

  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Northwest US fusion, upscale, in the parking lot of the Westin
  • Twin Peaks - Sports bar, casual, in the parking lot (NNW) of the Westin
  • Spears - Bourbon, Burgers, & Beer, casual, in the parking lot (NNW) of the Westin
  • The Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Pub fare, casual, across the street from the Westin
  • Buca di Beppo - Family-style Italian, casual, across the street from the Westin (Prior Chair's recommendation - make sure to take a group or a hearty appetite. The portions are HUGE!)
  • Benihana - Japanese, casual, across the street and 0.6 miles south from the Westin (Prior Chair's recommendation - Yes, it’s a well-known chain, but it's so much fun! How can you get tired of onion volcanoes?)

A Quick Drive:

Deadlines

  • Registration - July 15th is the last day to qualify for the special early bird discounts. Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount. )
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a spectacular WeeM rate of $107 through September 30th, subject to availability.
    Warning: Last year the hotel increased the rate late in June with little notice so book early! If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

Follow WeeM on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook logo Facebook Event logo Twitter logo
#WeeM43       @WeeM40
googleCalendarButton
Home Contact
Members
Only