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. [more]

 

Champagane, Pampering and Laughter: 3 Elements for the Perfect Girlfriends' Getaway at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent MileIntercontinental Hotel Front

With a prime location on Michigan Avenue and central to the best shopping, restaurants and nightlife, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is a top pick for a weekend girls' getaway in Chicago.

The new Girl's Getaway Package will set you up in an Executive Tower guest room with two double beds (option for suite upgrade at check-in based on availability); upon arrival, you'll be greeted with champagne and strawberries. In room, you'll also find a bottle of wine and a cheese plate from the in-house ENO Wine Bar, as well as a $25 Starbucks gift card.

Before you head out for a night of fun, pay a visit to Drybar (755 N. Wells St.) where you'll receive a complimentary Bay Breeze conditioning hair treatment with your blowout and then make your way to Kendra Scott (900 N. Michigan, 3rd Floor) for a Color BarTM Party which includes wine, cupcakes and 15% off all jewelry purchases.

Cap off the evening with some laughs at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Ave): The Girl's Getaway package includes 15% off tickets to #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment (excluding 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening shows).

You'll also want to spend some time lounging and swimming at the hotel's historic, junior Olympic size pool, recognized as one of the best indoor pools in the U.S..The InterContinental Chicago's full service concierge (312) 321-8875 will help you schedule your amenities.

For more information or to book a stay, visit icchicagohotel.com/Specials-Packages. 

 

History Filled Getaway with Your Girlfriends at the Palmer House Hilton and Drake HotelPalmer House

For over 140 years, Chicago's Palmer House, located in the heart of the Loop at the corner of State and Monroe, has been treating guests to opulent and gracious hospitality. Once touted as the largest hotel in the world, the Palmer House Lobby has seen dignitaries, celebrities, and royalty come and go, since the hotel was established in 1871.

In addition to luxurious accommodations, your weekend girls' getaway will begin with a guided "History is Hott" tour that highlights the secrets of this legendary hotel. Steps away from the many shops of State Street, including Macy's, a.k.a. Marshall Field's grand department store, you'll find plenty of shopping opportunities.

Don't forget to head to the hotel's Lobby Bar where you can sample the original brownie — invented by hotel founder Potter Palmer's wife, Bertha — over cocktails. You'll also receive a small momento of your weekend to take home.

For more information or to book a stay, visit:
palmerhousehiltonhotel.com/promotions/historic-hotel-package/
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Another history-filled hotel that offers a wonderful weekend package, perfect for a girls' getaway, is the Drake Hotel. This classic Chicago hotel has been welcoming visitors from its perch at the beginning of the Magnificent Mile for over 90 years.

This History Tour and Pour package includes a one-of-a-kind self-guided tour of historic hotel, afternoon tea in the gorgeous Palm Court plus a welcome tea amenity and two drink vouchers that you can put to good use in the hotel's iconic restaurant & lounges. Mag Mile shopping at the Drake's doorstep is another bonus.

For more information or to book a stay, visit:
thedrakehotel.com/accommodations/packages/the-experience-package.

 

Party with Your Girlfriends — Rockstar Style — at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

If you are looking to celebrate with your girlfriends in all-out rockstar style, check out the Rock Star Experience Package at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

This is your chance to live the red carpet experience: you'll be picked up in a limousine and escorted to the hotel; upon arrival you'll be whisked up to the hotel's unbeatable Angels & Kings Suite, a stunning, super-spacious penthouse with spectacular city views, where a bottle of bubbly will be waiting to be popped open after you toast the good life. 

You'll wake up to a hangover kit delivered to your room, the perfect post-partying perk-me-up. After you've gained your second wind, head to the hotel's in-house restaurant for a sumptuous breakfast, followed by a 60-minute massage in the privacy of your penthouse quarters, where you can tune out the world for a moment with a pair of SOUL headphones. Then get ready to repeat the fun: this is a two-night stay, ensuring that you'll max on out unforgettable memories.

For more information or to book a stay, visit:
hardrockhotelchicago.com/hotel-specials-and-packages.

 

Top Photo courtesy of The Magnificent Mile. Photo credits - Photographer: Dennis Lee; Factor Women. Other photos courtesy of InterContinental, The Drake, Palmer House, and Hard Rock