50+ CHICAGO RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS EARN 2013 AAA DIAMOND RATINGS
Five-Diamond Hotels (4):
The Four Seasons The Peninsula Trump International Hotel & Tower Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Four-Diamond Hotels (28):
|Conrad Chicago||JW Marriott Chicago||Sofitel Chicago Water Tower|
|The Drake Hotel||Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel||Swissotel Chicago|
|Omni Chicago Hotel||The Talbott Hotel|
|Hard Rock Hotel Chicago||Palmer House Hilton||The Westin Chicago River North|
|Hilton Chicago||Park Hyatt Chicago||Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago|
|Hotel Palomar Chicago,
a Kimpton Hotel
|Radisson Blu Aqua
|theWit – A DoubleTree by Hilton|
|Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile||Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel||W Chicago City Center|
|Hyatt Regency Chicago||Renaissance Chicago
|W Chicago Lakeshore|
|Hyatt Regency McCormick Place||Renaissance Chicago
O'Hare Suites Hotel
|The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
(A Four Seasons Hotel)
Five-Diamond Restaurants (4):
Alinea Arun's Everest Tru
Four-Diamond Restaurants (15):
TRAVELERS CHOICE AWARDS NAMES CHICAGO ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP DESTINATIONS
TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice Awards were recently announced, revealing Chicago as one of the world's top destinations.
Ranking No. 11 on the worldwide list, Chicago was sandwiched between Berlin, Germany (No. 10) and Florence, Italy (No. 12). Chicago was also cited as No. 3 city in the United States.
PETITION AIMS TO MAKE CHICAGO THE U.S. HEADQUARTERS OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY
A new petition aims to make Chicago — home of Irish pride and a festively bright green river — the U.S. headquarters of St. Patrick's Day.
ShamROCK Chicago's council, made up of prominent local business people, launch the campaign and online petition, whose digital signatures will be shared with representatives from Ireland in the hopes of formally distinguishing Chicago's unabashed enthusiasm for the holiday.
Voting ends March 12.
CHOOSE CHICAGO LAUNCHES A PINTEREST PAGE
Choose Chicago's new Pinterest page is packed with Chicago scenes, history, architecture and photos from visitors across the country, creating a visual community that showcases the vibrancy of the city.
A few of the boards you'll find:
- Chicago Back in the Day: Historic images of the city
- #MyChicagoPics: Photos from local Chicagoans and visitors
- Mmmm... the Food of Chicago!: Mouthwatering meals from top restaurants
- Chicago's Architecture: Diverse exteriors and interiors of Chicago's favorite buildings and hidden gems