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The One and Only Virgin Hotels Chicago — Eat, Sleep & Play all under the Same Roof

Virgin Hotels Chicago

Sir Richard Branson came to Chicago in a big way and Virgin Hotels Chicago is another delightful reminder of his golden touch. (Quick note: he also appears in the introduction on the TV in each room, so he does make an “appearance” to each guest, in a matter of speaking.) In the past few years, the debut hotel brand has garnered buzz from a variety of outlets. It makes a perfect place to camp out for a brief trip to check out all that Chicago has to offer.

Chicago Theatre Week: 3 Perfect Dinner, Show & Hotel Pairings for Valentine's Day

Spiaggia Restaurant Chicago

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and so is Chicago Theatre Week (February 9–19)—it's the perfect date-night opportunity! Take advantage of Chicago Theatre Week discounts at participating downtown theaters as well as discounted hotel rooms for Valentine's Day. With the money you save, you can take your sweetie to dinner beforehand. Read on to find our inspired dinner, theater and hotel pairings perfect for a romantic and memorable Valentine's Day 2017.

Spend a Weekend at the Fairmont Chicago, Your Home Base for Exploring Chicago

Fairmont Chicago

Located in the hustle and bustling Lakeshore East neighborhood just east of Michigan Avenue and south of the Chicago River, the Fairmont Chicago is a perfect home base for a weekend out in the city. Whether you’re coming from another corner of the city or from farther away, it’s the place to relax and also do a bit of local exploration.

8 Ideas for Celebrating Father's Day in Chicago: Brews, Brunch, Bocce & More!

Matt KirouacHe was your first main man; the guy who taught you what it means to be a real man. Take some time to say thanks to Dad this Father's Day by treating him to some one-one-time with the kid he loves the most. Here are eight ideas for celebrating Father's Day in Chicago with the awesome dad in your life.

Go Out on the Town (or Don't), Then Overnight at the Hotel Palomar

Hotel Palomar

Perhaps you've never been to the River North area of Chicago. Some call it RiNo (pronounced like the sizable animal) and this linguistic reduction is just another way to move more quickly to a description of the area's steakhouses, lounges and other pastimes.

If you've never been, you might want to plan for a night over at the Hotel Palomar. Of course, if you have frequented the area before this is also the perfect time to spend the night, slow things down and

A Weekend on Wacker

Wacker - Penthouse Ballroom

Time spent in the Loop is always time well spent, so why not spend an entire weekend enjoying all that it is has to offer? Amidst the many excellent hotels on Wacker Drive, you'd do well to spend a few evenings at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. It's close by the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the Chicago Theatre, and a host of fabulous bars and restaurants, and a short jaunt on the Riverwalk may be just the thing for the curious visitor or local who

Three Historic Hotels on the Magnificent Mile

Gold Coast

Because Michigan Avenue was developed in the 1920s as a sort of extension to downtown, which is officially south of the river, several beautiful buildings line the street among the flashy newness of a shoppers dream. This part of Michigan Avenue, north of the river, is called The Magnificent Mile, or "Mag Mile" for short. And while your experience of Chicago will likely entail some of the newest restaurants, postmodern skyscrapers, and

The Guesthouse Hotel: Rebranded and Reloaded

Guesthouse Hotel 1

Whether in town for business, pleasure or a special occasion, you have a bevy of hotel options to choose from when visiting Chicago. Treat yourself to extravagant five-star luxury or enjoy a smaller, more intimate boutique hotel, like Andersonville's The Gueshouse Hotel.

Where to Stay in Chicago in 2014: Chicago's Newest Hotels

The Godfrey

Hot new lodging options are popping up all over the city - including the very first Virgin Hotel in the world. Here's a look at where to stay now, as well as a few places to keep on your radar for later this year.

Three Unique Chicago Boutique Hotels

The Burnham

With hundreds of hotels to choose from, finding a place to stay in Chicago can be a little overwhelming. But what if you're looking for something a little out of the box? We've rounded up three unique boutique hotels you won't find anywhere but here.

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