Category: Illinois

Pop and fizz in Chicago

Pop and fizz in Chicago

Pops for Champagne will wow you at its central Chicago location with its delicious matches of bubbly with gourmet  treats and jazz. Here you can choose from over 100 bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine. For further sparkle, hit the new Bubble Bar at The Terrace at Conrad Chicago.

Making his Las Vegas debut, nationally acclaimed chef Ludovic “Ludo” Lefebvre arrives at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino  to helm the newest creation by the team behind TAO New York and Las Vegas. LAVO, Latin for “to bathe or cleanse,” is inspired by ancient Mediterranean bathhouses with a menu that highlights the best of the […]

And the winner of the best hotel in the US is...

And the winner of the best hotel in the US is…

The Peninsula Chicago has received the highest possible rating given by Conde Nast Traveler readers in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The top shelf, luxury property was named number one hotel on the list of the “Top 100 United States Hotels”. The awards, which were announced  last Wednesday  at a gala ceremony […]

The Avenue Hotel Chicago is now officially open

The Avenue Hotel Chicago offically opens today.   Situated in the Magnificent Mile and just off Michigan Avenue, it has 200 guest rooms and 120 suites, many with great views. Business travellers will particularly like their Tech Rooms which come equipped with an iMac, T1 connection and printer.

Exclusive summer special at the Affinia Chicago‏

Exclusive summer special at the Affinia Chicago‏

Starting  from now until  31st  August 2008, you can stay at the stylish Affinia Chicago hotel and receive 20% off the best available rate!   The recently renovated property is located just steps from Michigan Avenue and will soon be home to the highly anticipated C-House restaurant. Opening in mid-May, C-House is the creation of […]

Grab yourself a bargain in Chicago

Grab yourself a bargain in Chicago

A new hotel opening in Chicago next month is discounting some of its rooms to just $99 a night for the period from 1st May to 30th June 2008.   The new Avenue Hotel, just off Michigan Avenue, is offering only a limited number of rooms at this reduced rate so hurry if you’d like […]

Theatre Night Package from Hilton

Theatre Night Package from Hilton

Guests visiting Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas can purchase a theatre package and see performances of popular plays such as Wicked, Jersey Boys, The Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular and Mamma Mia! The Hilton Theatre Night Package includes best-available seats and guests can choose from a variety of Hilton Family hotels.

Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Truth be told, 83% of us check email at least once a day while on vacation.   Stress levels plummet when guests find the courage to pull the plug on their self-inflicted wireless leashes.   So much so that savvy destinations are now encouraging guests to disconnect with special promotions like BlackBerry Detox and Isolation […]

Pillow menus and more from the new Affinia Chicago Hotel

Pillow menus and more from the new Affinia Chicago Hotel

Affinia Hotels  is opening a boutique hotel  in Chicago next month.   Formerly the Fitzpatrick, the hotel has undergone $25m of renovations that have seen the development of 215 guest rooms, the lobby and a rooftop bar. The new hotel will also house C-House, a seafood restaurant led by the celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. But, […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the US, according to Tripadvisor

Signature at MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada Sofitel New York – New York City, New York Omni San Francisco Hotel – San Francisco, California Affinia Dumont – New York City, New York The Orchard Hotel – San Francisco, California Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Wailea, Hawaii The Villas at Grand Cypress – […]

Affinia's sizzling Passion Package

Affinia’s sizzling Passion Package

Get cozy with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and surprise them with Affinia‘s sizzling Passion Package. Affinia have hotels in Chicago, New York and Washington DC. With this package you will get to enjoy a rose petal turn-down service, Champagne for two, a ‘Let’s Get Frisky’ gift basket which includes items such as Chocoholics Body […]

2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence

The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois is proud to announce that its own Chef Jack Delby has earned the coveted 2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence (why it takes until over halfway through 2007 to announce, I don’t know!). Delby, a veritable culinary industry guru, manages all endeavors related to catering and restaurants […]

$60 million Dana Hotel & Spa, Chicago

The site of the former Dana Hotel in Chicago  is to  get a new, $60-million Dana Hotel & Spa, much to the ongoing  disgust of Preservation Chicago. The combined efforts of Chicago’s Neighborhood Development Corp. and Gold Coast Hotels Inc. (the same team that was behind the Hotel Indigo Chicago) should see the  26-floor, 216-room […]

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Inspired by Earth Day, Sofitel is extending a special organic menu in each of  its North American properties throughout the month of April.  The Accor hotels brand is donating 10%  of the proceeds from the select food  and beverage offerings to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Second Harvest. Enjoy anything from ‘Seared wild salmon, […]

No-go for Nicky O

No-go for Nicky O

The Nicky O Hotel project which I recently reported was experiencing problems has officially been dumped by the Chicago development group, Robert Falor Investments. The property that was to become the Nicky O Chicago will remain the Hotel Blake for the foreseeable future. The Nicky O Miami has been similarly abandoned.   Seems like running […]

What's happening with Nicky O?

What’s happening with Nicky O?

According to E Online! Nicky Hilton’s much-documented foray into the hotel world is not going smoothly. Those funding the venture are apparently suing her for breach of contract, alleging that she has failed to promote the hotel and complete interior design projects. The Nicky O boutique hotels in Chicago and Miami have experienced repeated delays […]