Valentine's Party at the W Hotel

It's time again for a party at the W Hotel! And while this year's survey results for having a "Valentine's Day party" or an "anti-Valentine's Day party" haven't been tabulated, my thinking was we could each pick our own reason, whether it be celebrating or lamenting romance or the lack thereof, honoring ancient martyrs, drinking on a day that ends in a "y," or just enjoying complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries the W Hotel will be distributing to the ladies (sexist, no?).

Really, all I can do is  offer several kitschy holiday reasons to dress up and have copious amounts of alcohol in a really classy place. For example:

• You don't have a significant other. (Drink!)

• Or, conversely, you do have a significant other. (Drink!)

• The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that 1 billion cards are exchanged on Valentine's Day each year. And even though that's over three per person in the U.S., you didn't get a single one. (Drink!)

• The first recorded Valentines Day was in 270 A.D. and it feels like that may have been when you had your last date. (Drink!)

• Or, conversely, it feels like 270 A.D. was when you were first chained to your significant other. (Drink!)

• You haven't had a drink since Tuesday at the Berghoff. (Drink!)

• On average, 11,000 children are conceived each Valentine's Day. That means every Valentine's Day you ladies have roughly a 1 in 800 chance of getting pregnant. (Drink!)

You get the picture.

Regardless, we're doing another dressy-uppie get together at the W Hotel. If you missed the last swanky gala, pictures are here: swanky gala pictures. It was an amazing time, so come on out!

Cheers!

Bryan and Tom


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More weird Valentine's Day Fun Facts that I don't believe:

According to a Retail Marketing and Advertising Association survey:

53% of women claim they would end their relationship if they didn't receive a Valentine's Day gift after expressing the importance of the day to their significant others.

Yet...

41% of men forget to buy Valentine's Day gifts for their significant others, intentionally don't guy gifts, or fall for the "you don't need to get me anything" Jedi-mind-trick-slash-double-entendre.

To that end, ladies who fall within that 53% who are dating men who fall in the 41%, hit the following link for some scandalous and completely inappropriate break-up e-cards (break-up e-cards) and we'll see you at the Berghoff on Tuesday.


The W Hotel. 172 W. Adams



The Living Room Lounge. Ground floor.


The side bar to the right of the Living Room.




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  • Jo Ann G.

    Nice room . Expensive drinks.

    February 16, 2014

  • nicolai s.

    As usual another classy event by equally classy people, this group has something for everyone. Intellectuals and normal people but what ever it is it is top notch

    February 15, 2014

  • Dan K.

    Another awesome night! Thanks Tom and Bryan.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Michelle

    Great time, loved the venue! Thanks for putting this together, Tommy & Bryan :-)

    February 15, 2014

  • Tommy G.

    A huge THANK YOU to the staff at the W.

    3 · February 15, 2014

  • Lisa H.

    Had a great time, met some nice people. Looking forward to the next event!

    2 · February 14, 2014

  • Mandee

    Had a great time making a quick appearance, see you all soon

    February 14, 2014

  • kp

    I'm not going to make it so someone can go in my place.

    February 14, 2014

  • Debbie

    I 55 into the city is a parking lot....will be verrrrrry late. :-(

    February 14, 2014

  • Michael

    I'm on my way. See everyone in a few minutes.

    February 14, 2014

  • Elliet

    Hey guys. My friends and I are working late so will not be able to use my rsvp. Hopefully it's not too late for someone else to use it

    February 14, 2014

  • jeanette

    Thank you Richard, i hope that I feel better the next days. You all have fun and enjoy the evening XOXO

    February 14, 2014

  • Joyce G.

    Ill be there around 8ish

    February 14, 2014

  • Nathan

    Will be there around 8 pm. After we have dinner. Looking forward to it.

    February 14, 2014

  • Foxy B.

    It is fine if I can not get into this party. I found another spot to party at. We do not make it bad for other people it is just a party. However, I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day. I will plan ahead better next time. No stress.

    February 14, 2014

  • Bryan

    Once again, if you're not coming tonight, please change your RSVP. Got a +1 who's not coming? Change that, too. And if you're on the waiting list, but don't see that you've been switched to the attendee list by 7 pm, please don't come. The W Hotel capped us at 150 people--if more than that show up, we could lose the venue for future events. Thanks for understanding!

    February 14, 2014

  • Renee K

    Hey guys, I asked Bryan if I could post this... I signed up for Uber, and they have a promotion going on and if you use the promo code rmjm8 when you sign up, we will both get a $20 credit, available immediately! You will also get a promo code after your first ride that you can pass on too.

    From Uber:
    This Valentine's Day, we're teaming up with ProFlowers and our driver-partners to make your pickup extra special. Every rider will have a good chance of getting a rose during their trip. It's just another small gesture your driver makes to ensure you have a great ride.

    To show some appreciation to our Valentine - YOU, our riders - we've planted some pink roses with some uberX driver-partners. Get lucky enough to snag one of these and you'll find a sweet surprise to help complete your Valentine's Day weekend.

    2 · February 14, 2014

  • Sophia

    Any one not going? I'm in the area and can definitely make it but it says I'm on the Waiting List :(

    February 14, 2014

  • W.C. (.

    Hi Jeanette, gluechlich valentinstag! Hope you have a speedy recovery. The big guy will be your nurse tonight!
    Richard

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • jeanette

    Sorry I'm still sick;-(

    February 14, 2014

  • nicolai s.

    I just got bumped ...?

    February 14, 2014

  • nicolai s.

    I may be in a bit of trouble

    February 14, 2014

  • Oscar A G.

    I will be getting there a little late its that a problem

    February 14, 2014

  • Art

    FYI - There's always cancellations as the event nears and people do update their rsvp's to 'Not Attending' best bet is to wait it out. Whenever you update to'+1or2' when the event is full you're automatically placed on the waiting list. Best time to do that is when there are srill open spots. Hope this helps for the future. So just glance at the list during the day if you can.

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So I rsvp'd weeks ago I was trying to add a guest just now to my rsvp & it just put me on the waitlist will I still be able to go

    February 13, 2014

  • Tommy G.

    Hey everyone! The "W" is very firm about only 150 people at this event. They can only give our group 100% for the folks that signed up early. We want to do more events here, because they are so damn fun. Hope you understand. tom

    February 13, 2014

  • Henri B.

    If I can make it, I will be there. But late.

    February 13, 2014

  • Dale Angela H.

    This sounds like it's going to be fun!

    February 13, 2014

  • Mat

    I will for sure be there live my RSVP says! plus 1! thanks!

    February 12, 2014

  • Jennifer p

    I've already rsvp'd for 2 is there anyway I can bring one extra person?

    February 12, 2014

    • Bryan

      No prob!

      February 12, 2014

  • Debbie

    can't wait!

    February 9, 2014

  • nicolai s.

    I may be in a bit of trouble

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any entrance fee?

    February 4, 2014

    • Bryan

      Nope! (Just pay for your drinks.)

      February 5, 2014

  • Seyma O.

    +5

    February 3, 2014

  • Sue W

    Can I bring two guests???

    February 1, 2014

  • marianne n.

    Is this open to the public ?

    January 23, 2014

  • Dale Angela H.

    I don't have a significant other, but I BELIEVE in significant others. This sounds like fun!

    January 24, 2014

  • Bryan

    Nope, only to Chicago Loop Happy Hour grop members. Of course, the public is welcome to join the group, then people can RSVP.

    1 · January 23, 2014

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