Head-turners at Sean Conlon’s holiday parties
December 20th, 2016
Chicago real-estate merchant banker Sean Conlon, who hails from across the pond, has much to celebrate this year, so he doubled up in throwing holiday parties in Chicago and London.
The head of Conlon/Christie’s International in Chicago recently signed a deal with CNBC to co-host a reality TV show called “The Deed.”
Yusef Jackson, Alexi Giannoulias and Stephanie Poulakidas were among the Chicago business names at his Chicago party at Fulton Market Kitchen, where cocktails were fancy and entertainment out-of-the-ordinary: a painter created a beautiful landscape as guests mingled.
The London party was held at 5 Hertford Street, an exclusive night club owned by a British aristocrat.
Conlon travels often to London to visit with lords and ladies and his childhood friends from Ireland. So no surprise that names on the guest list read like a who’s who list: Churchill, Windsor, Guggenheim and Cadbury. No need for entertainment with head-turners like that.
A Chicago name popped up, too–Matt Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt Hotels dynasty.