Posts Tagged ‘Chicago hotels’

These major hotel chains are set to launch fresh, young brands in 2016.

Find out which of these elite winners is your dream hotel.

Our ongoing series of fam-friendly travel guides.

These dishes pay homage to eras past.

Our favorite places to imbibe on your next trip.

Sleep like a rock star when you head to Coachella, Lollapalooza and more.

Guests at Sheraton, Westin and Kimpton Hotels will find increasingly social places to work and do business, thanks to innovative use of lobbies and public space.

Hyatt Hotels, Radisson and Four Seasons Hotels are among the hotel companies that offer cocktail and mixology classes in their hotel bars.

Get on board: The Trump Hotel Chicago, Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. and Park Hyatt Chicago are among the hotels offering free rides in luxury vehicles.

While the cold in Chicago may send us locals hibernating until spring, it’s a great time to take in the city and its surrounding neighborhoods. With world-class shopping in both the city and ‘burbs, thie Windy City is poised as a retail mecca for everyone on the holiday list without busting the budget.

Hyatt Hotels is relaunching its Summerfield Suites division as Hyatt House next year. Here’s what to expect from this new brand in extended-stay hotels.

PUBLIC Chicago will be the newest boutique property on the Chicago hotel scene when it opens October 11. Here’s what it will offer.

On Oct. 9, I’ll be running the 2011 Chicago Marathon — that’s just four weeks away, but whose counting? I’ve trained, woke up bleary-eyed to run in the dark, iced ‘till my skin was numb and stretched, even while reading to my kids. I’m a native Chicagoan who has run and volunteered for this race before, so I know the 29-neighborhood course like the back of my hand. I am ready. Heck, I’ve even done the one thing I seem to forget year after year: made a hotel reservation.

By Valerie Moloney Whether you’re a Lollapalooza virgin or fifth-timer, you’llwant a cushy place to rest your head after sets by the Arctic Monkeys, The Kills, Eminem and a jillion other indie and mainstream artists. Between the hipster hangs and celebrity haunts, Chicago has established itself as the country’s premier music festival for the weekend [read more…]

As summer heats up, these five hotels offer great options for dining and entertaining with rooftop bars and restaurants.

Personal shoppers and customized shopping services can provide much-needed assistance to rushed hotel guests.

At Swissotel Chicago, guests have their own menu to customize their level of comfort. Select from a spelt pillow, which is filled with organic spelt to relieve neck tension; a Bultex pillow, which, magically, controls the release of storage of body heat through the night; and a Swiss Stone pillow stuffed with Swiss Stone Pine shavings whose resin smell carries guests off to a peaceful sleep.

A DoubleTree hotel? Well ya coulda fooled me. Way to step it up DoubleTree.

So DoubleTree is a Hilton and The Wit is a DoubleTree (which means warm cookies and Hilton points). I don’t necessarily get it, but I sure do like it. My previous impression of DoubleTree was sort of low budget — not sure if that was an accurate impression — but it was mine. I am happy to say, though, that I’d give the brand a second look after seeing what they’ve accomplished with this downtown Chicago hotel which is also dare I say it … affordable . Well, at least comparable to five-star hotels at higher rates.

For travelers looking for free refreshments and perhaps a bit of local insight, hotel manager receptions can bring added value to a hotel stay.

Cubs and White Sox fans will agree that baseball season is a great time for a Chicago vacation. Check out these tips to make the most of your stay.