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During the winter season, you can get a great deal on a hotel, so long as you know where to look. When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck, my job is to help you save. December is a great month to visit Chicago and, lucky for you, there are some great deals!

If "chill" and "relaxation" had a baby, that baby would be called "Chillcation." The best place to relax during the holidays is Chicago, but the last thing you need at the end of your getaway is an enormous bill. Here's a list of hotel properties that are offering special holiday vacations, so you can have a wonderful (and reasonable) "Chillcation." Now that's hot.

Dana Hotel and Spa

660 North State
312-202-6000

With the "Stay and Save 20% Winter Package" you can kick it at the Dana Hotel and Spa for $151 per night (an amazing price for this four-star boutique property). Choose from the Serene King or Divine Double room types, perfect for the bachelor or bachelorette visitor. I hear singles mingle nicely here. What?! I am just saying. I've had the pleasure of staying here before and especially enjoyed their in-house spa and the Vertigo Sky Lounge.

Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel

17 E. Monroe
312-726-7500

The historical property dates back to 1871, the year of The Great Chicago Fire. Since then, it has become a shining star in Chicago. This place elegantly balances past and present with a full remodel and vintage charms. Every time I visit, it's like art in motion. Tiffany glass mixed with red velvet couches, dark red cherry wood from Italy and gold satin fabrics are over the hotel. This is a family-friendly property and it's within four blocks of the Theatre District.

The "#VIP Children's Package" starts at just $204. Your family can enjoy a suite with two double beds in a large room AND two bathrooms. This package includes a goody bag filled with gifts and discounts for your stay.

W Chicago - Lakeshore

644 N. Lake Shore Drive.
312-943-9200

The W is the best place to stay if you want an incredible view of Lake Michigan. Request an eastern facing room. The W has a reputation for being one of the "coolest" hotels in Chicago and it's only a 15 minute walk to The Magnificent Mile. If you're worried about getting around, don't. This property has a full door staff with cabs 24/7.

The "Winter Splurge Package" gives you a great room for $289 a night. This promotion includes a $50 Macy's Gift Card, 20% off spa treatments, and free eats for the kiddies ages 2 to 12. The "W" here stands for, WOW!

The Peninsula Chicago

108 E. Superior
312-337-2888

Treat yourself to a five-star property that has hosted some of the world's most famous people. Business clients often tell me that The Peninsula, however sophisticated, is also an extremely relaxed property. Don't forget, you're an all-star and you deserve to be pampered.

The "Winter Retreat Package" starts at $395.00 per night and includes free breakfast, parking and 30% off spa treatments.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

401 N. Wabash
312-558-8000

This building is a magnificent work of art that sits elegantly on our picture perfect skyline and it looks just as great on the inside. I've visited the property on many occassions, but never stayed the night. With this terrific package, I might move in.

The "Winter Family Getaway Package" starts at $750 and offers the works like a deluxe suite, which includes a fully equipped kitchen. This propmotion also features a "Shop the Mile" gift certificate, redeemable at the neighboring The Shops at North Bridge, free meals for children under 12-years-old, and complimentary passes to Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest. As an added bonus, there's also VIP access to chauffeured Audi Q7.

Come see why December in Chicago is the place to be. Happy Holidays!

*All packages are subject to change and based on availability.