For the Conrad Hotels & Resorts launch of guest-centric Conrad Magazine, I was tapped to tell the story of what I deemed the libations concierge: the hotel bartender.
LAUREN VIERA has written articles on the arts, culture, style, dining, drinking, travel and leisure for publications including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, T Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Men’s Journal, Imbibe, Forbes Travel Guide and many others. She landed in Chicago after a stint in New York on the launch staff of Lucky Magazine at Condé Nast Publications, where she also contributed to the company’s Special Editorial Projects division. She teaches English at Columbia College, and daydreams about resurrecting her monthly cocktail club and/or getting the band back together. She is a graduate of Oberlin College where she studied music and architecture, but spent most of her time in the basement office of The Oberlin Review falling in love with journalism.