30 Nov 2018

Nothing Shines Like Ruby

Nothing Shines Like Ruby

Nine month old Ruby Eleanor has been enchanting the world with her infectious smile and sparklingly eyes since February.  Today, this tiny and adorable guest made her first visit to The Pfister Hotel.  Ruby’s mom, Jenna Kashou, is a local writer with a special relationship with the hotel, she was the 5th Pfister Narrator, who […]

28 Nov 2018

Everything Grows (And Blooms)

Everything Grows (And Blooms)

Most people don’t see much when they look at a pile of dirt, but Shea Zastrow sees endless opportunity in each shovelful. He sees the possibility to connect people to each other, as well as to the earth, and for him, there are few things quite as beautiful as those connections. Zastrow is the owner […]

26 Nov 2018

Santa Has Arrived!

Santa Has Arrived!

Elves were busily transforming the Pfister Hotel into a holiday wonderland this weekend. The halls were decked, garland strung and the tree took its place of honor in the lobby, all in time for the arrival of everyone’s favorite North Pole resident, Santa Claus! The cast from the First Stage production of The Best Christmas […]

20 Nov 2018

125 Years of Giving Thanks

125 Years of Giving Thanks

The chopping and marinating has already begun in preparation of The Pfister Hotel’s 125th Thanksgiving celebration. This year, the hotel plans to welcome 500 guests to the ballroom for a meal with all of the traditional trimmings. Chef Satian and his team are busily preparing the meal that will include eight 40 lb. hams, more […]

15 Nov 2018

Rum Running and the Rise of Scarface

Rum Running and the Rise of Scarface

Without his fedora and tommy gun, you may not immediately recognize Craig “Southside” Alton. The Windy City personality, best known for his work with Untouchable Gangster Tours, was accompanied by Yvonne Alton, retired Chef Concierge, and his collaborator and wife for a trip to Brew City. This history loving pair began their Pfister stay with […]

13 Nov 2018

Two lumps, please

Two lumps, please

One of my favorite life experiences has been high tea at the Pump House in Bath, Somerset. The English resort town was a frequent destination for Jane Austen, and the vacationing characters in her celebrated novels spent many afternoons nibbling scones in the famous tea room, while anticipating upcoming balls. As a girl, I was […]