Local Chicagoland Resort Creates Month-Long Celebration Honoring the Bounty of 600,000 Unique Guests

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September’s Abuzz with Viva La Honey at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. Guests Enjoy the Resort’s On-site Bees’ Bounty with Honey Brews, Cuisine and Even Spa Treatments

Bees at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Apiary

“The bees living in the resort’s apiary have produced nearly 50 gallons of raw honey this year. They are part of our community, and the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort staff thought of some creative ways to use the honey they’ve produced,” said Julie Berry, director of sales & marketing of the resort.

Marriott hotels worldwide are known for the sustainable practice of beekeeping, including the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. This year, the thriving bee colonies housing over 600,000 bees have yielded so much raw honey that the resort is sharing their bounty with Viva La Honey. In honor of National Honey Month, Viva La Honey is a month-long, honey-themed celebration in September that features everything from anti-aging spa honey treatments to the launch of an exclusive honey ale to a restaurant menu filled with endless tasty ways to utilize the bees’ bounty.

“The bees living in the resort’s on-site apiary have produced nearly 50 gallons of raw honey this year alone. The bees are practically part of the community at this point, and the staff thought of some creative ways to use the honey they’ve produced,” said Julie Berry, director of sales and marketing of the resort. “This includes creative menu items, honey-infused spa treatments and partnering with a local brewery, Tighthead Brewing Company in creating a custom honey beer.”

Throughout September, guests at the resort can enjoy:

Launch of Exclusive Five Eyes Honey Ale Draft
Who knew bees have five eyes? The resort is proud to announce their new honey ale made exclusively for the resort. The first batches and tastings of the new honey ale are a headliner throughout Viva La Honey.

Viva La Honey Happy Hour
Wright’s Brew & Bistro is celebrating with Viva La Honey Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday in September from 4p.m. through 5:30p.m. Specials include the first batches of Five Eyes Honey Ale Draft for $4.00 in addition to honey-inspired cocktails and honey food specials.
Guests who mention HONEY receive half off their first seasonal cocktail, The Kentucky Porto Connection* valid now through Sept. 30, 2019.

Viva La Honey Prix-fixe Menu    
Now through Sept. 28, all diners and guests are invited to enjoy a special honey-inspired three-course prix-fixe dinner menu. Starting at $36 per person and $54 per person with wine pairings, the menu includes Five Eyes Honey Ale, battered fish and chips, honey BBQ brisket, and honey pecan cake including honey financier, pecan crémeux, and honey plumped cranberries.

Viva La Honey-Infusion Facials
Honey takes center stage at The Spa at Lincolnshire this September. The resort’s spa is featuring treatments including a honey-infused anti-aging facial - an 80-minute experience that embraces the antioxidant properties of honey.

Viva La Honey Overnight Packages
With overnight rates starting at $230, any of Viva La Honey’s features can be added to any resort package including the Experience Marriott Theatre package and the Ultimate Spa package.

Honey popcorn and jars of Marriott’s raw honey are also available for purchase in the resort’s gift shop. To taste a bit of honey during Viva La Honey and to inquire about overnight stays and packages, honey lovers can visit Marriott.com/chiln or contact the resort at 1-847-634-0100.

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About the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Marriott.com/chiln
Following a recent $25 million top-to-bottom transformation, Lincolnshire Marriott Resort is a welcoming resort in Chicago’s North Shore area for business retreats, family vacations, and romantic weekends. Just a short drive from downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, the hotel features 389 guest rooms and suites as well as two unique restaurants – Three Embers and Wright’s Brew & Bistro, as well as a luxurious day spa, The Spa at Lincolnshire. In addition to its’ 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the resort is also home to the highly acclaimed Marriott Theatre, which has been performing some of the region’s best live musical theatre for over 40 years. Guests seeking recreation options have access to the resort’s PGA golf course Crane’s Landing, tennis center, and two pools. In addition, the Des Plaines River Trail runs alongside the resort, extending 37 miles to Wisconsin, making it an ideal setting for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

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Beth Strautz

*Viva La Honey’s featured cocktail: Kentucky Porto Connection recipe
1.75 ounces: Maker’s Mark
2 ounces 20 year: Tawny Porto
0.75 ounces lemon juice
0.75 ounces raw honey from the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort’s on-site bees

Add all ingredients into shaker, shake six seconds, mesh strain into a snifter glass and garnish with lemon wheel. Enjoy!

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