CHICAGO June 24, 2010 - Zapwater Communications, Inc., the Midwest's premier boutique public relations agency, has been retained by the dana hotel and spa, including its first-floor restaurant, aja and penthouse bar, Vertigo Sky Lounge. The dana hotel and spa, situated on State Street and Erie in the River North neighborhood, boasts tranquility, well-being, comfort and impressive amenities. With 26 floors and 216 rooms, the boutique hotel balances natural elements with state-of-the-art technologies. The hotel also includes a full-service spa, fitness center, restaurant and rooftop lounge.

Under the direction of Executive Chef Joshua Linton, aja is an urban café, which features modern, seasonal Asian cuisine. Using green market sensibility, the menu highlights the season’s most vibrant flavors. aja’s snack bar offers a broad spectrum of tastes and preparations, focusing on sustainable seafood presented as maki rolls, sashimi, ceviche, carpaccio and crudo.

Vertigo Sky Lounge, the hotel’s rooftop lounge, is located on the top floor of the hotel and trademarks an impressive 1,000-square-feet outdoor patio. The bar features cocktail carts filled with martinis, mojitos and shots as well as menu items prepared by aja.

Zapwater has been tapped to handle all media relations, marketing initiatives, promotions, partnerships and special events for the dana hotel and spa, aja and Vertigo Sky Lounge.

For more information on the dana hotel and spa, aja and Vertigo Sky Lounge, please visit www.danahotelandspa.com.