TicketSource's New Distancing Tool, SF Design Week Goes Virtual, Caesars Entertainment Venues Open

NATIONAL: Online ticketing platform TicketSource has launched a new social distancing feature that automatically blocks out seats surrounding a customer's booking to ensure safe distances. 

CHICAGO: The Cook County Hospital, built in 1857, is being transformed into a 210-suite hotel called Hyatt House and Hyatt Place Chicago Medical/University District. The venue will feature more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space, open-concept public spaces, a fitness center, a food hall, and a museum paying tribute to the hospital's legacy. 

Bonhomme Hospitality's Beatnik West Town has opened its courtyard, which features a retractable roof, fully opening facade windows, and a large botanical garden. The outdoor space has been redesigned to be compliant with new health and safety regulations; for example, large antique pieces now provide natural barriers between guests. 

LAS VEGAS: Caesars Entertainment has reopened its Las Vegas properties, including Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas, the LINQ Promenade, and the High Roller Observation Wheel. Among the venues' increased health and safety measures: All hotel guests will undergo temperature screening prior to check-in, and employees will be required to wear masks. 

NEW YORK: New York City-based wedding and event floral designer Flower Girl reopened yesterday; deliveries are available daily, and the store will be open Thursdays through Saturdays. 

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SAN FRANCISCO: SF Design Week will take place as a virtual festival from June 15-25. The city-wide gathering typically includes a variety of studio tours and live events; this year, it will encompass 150 virtual events showcasing ideas, projects, and people from the Bay Area.

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta, Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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