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Kinzie Hotel + Chicago Riverwalk + Andy's Jazz Club: Where to Stay and Things to Do in River North

Kinzie Hotel Chicago

If you’re coming to Chicago from near or far, you may well enjoy the charms of being out and about in River North. It’s right next to the Chicago River (hence its clever name) and you can walk into the Loop or over to Michigan Avenue in just a few minutes. With a raft of lively bars and nightspots, there’s quite a bit to do. I’d recommend a stay at the lovely Kinzie Hotel, as the staff are welcoming and the amenities in the rooms are quite fine. 


The Alise Hotel in Chicago: An Overnight Stay in an Architectural Masterpiece

The Alise Hotel

Chicago is an architecture buff's playground—it's even, some have argued, the best architectural city in America. Stay overnight in the marvelous Alise Chicago Hotel while visiting the city, and you’ll be staying in a masterwork by Daniel Burnham, urban planner famous for his 1909 plan for Chicago, and architect of many great Chicago buildings, including the Columbian Exposition.


ACME Hotel Chicago: A Rock & Roll Night Out in River North

ACME Hotel Chicago King Suite Bedroom

Perched right on Ohio Street, the ACME Hotel Company Chicago offers up a lodging experience that is the most rock and roll thing about the bustling neighborhood River North. It’s the perfect headquarters for an entire weekend that might include stops at the nearby Eataly food emporium, the Redhead Piano Bar, and back to the ACME’s own Berkshire Room for a night cap. Explore the ins and outs of ACME Hotel Company, and the restaurants and things to do nearby.


A Weekend at Dana Hotel and Spa: What's New & Nearby

Dana Hotel and Spa Chicago

Amid the hustle and bustle of River North, the Dana Hotel and Spa in Chicago offers a bit of tranquility with its wonderfully appointed rooms and suites. The hotel always offered a bit of nightlife of their own with Vertigo Sky Lounge, which for eight years was their four-season rooftop lounge. Just announced is a new cocktail concept which will take the 26th floor space to even greater heights!


Top Afternoon Teas in Chicago: Gather Your Friends or Treat Yourself and Go Solo

The Allis at Soho House afternoon tea
Afternoon tea can be a great break in the day to catch up with friends, meet with a client or just enjoy some relaxing alone time. Luckily, Chicago has no shortage of elegant and extravagant high tea offerings. Keep reading for the best ‘treat yourself’ spots for afternoon teas in Chicago.

 


Escape the Elections & Stay Like a President: Chicago's Hotel of Presidents

Renaissance Blackstone

The
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel earned its place in history, and a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, in part for hosting twelve U.S. presidents, from Teddy Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter. Now you can get the presidential treatment during your Chicago stay—minus all the politics, of course. In honor of the presidential race, the iconic hotel is offering a "Stay Like a President Package," available through November 13 (a week after the presidential

Grab Your Girlfriends and Getaway to Chicago: 3 Hotel Deals

Magnificent Mile Shopping FestivalEvery girl needs a getaway and Chicago is the place to reconnect with your pals. Whether you're celebrating a beloved bachelorette or just taking a break from the daily working mom grind, Chicago offers so many opportunities to have a blast, unwind and repeat with your best gal pals. Dine, shop, and laugh your stress away with these three fab girlfriends' getaway packages at three of Chicago's top hotels.


New Hotel Alert! A Historic Stay At Residence Inn Chicago Loop

Lobby of Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop

Experience Chicago's rich architectural history firsthand with a stay at the newly opened Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop. Located in the 100-year-old Roanoke Building (11 S. LaSalle Street), which is registered as a Chicago Historic Landmark, the hotel offers elegant historic touches in the bustling financial district.


Deck the Halls! 8 Best Hotels in Chicago to See Holiday Decor

Holidays at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Chicago's hotels go all out for the holiday season, making for a magical winter getaway. From grand trees festooned with gilded ornaments to a gingerbread elevator, the attention to detail and creativity will send your holiday spirits soaring. Here are 8 must-visit Chicago hotels that feature spectacular holiday decor.


The Talbott Hotel: Guide to Going Overnight in the Gold Coast

Talbott Hotel Chicago

I've spent many evenings in the Gold Coast out and about and more than once I've wondered "Wouldn't be easier just to find a hospitable hostelry and stay over?" When one has the time, whether traveling from Dubai or Dubuque, why not just rest a while? I can heartily recommend such an overnight excursion at the celebrated Talbott Hotel on Delaware Place.


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