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Monthly Archives: June 2012

There are many ways to enjoy a concert in the city, but listening to the beautiful sounds of classical music and sitting under the stars and Chicago skyline at The Grant Park Music Festival makes your summer concert experience a unique and unforgettable one.

In its 78th season, The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only free outdoor classical music series. Each summer, the Festival provides beautiful classical tunes to all of Chicago in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

And this weekend, June 29 and 30, The Grant Park Chorus will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special performance of Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Whitacre’s Cloudburst, Tormis’ Raua Needmine and Orff’s Carmina Burana. Conductors Carlos Kalmar and Christopher Bell will share the podium for an unforgettable program.

You can sit in the comfortable Seating Bowl or lounge on the gorgeous Great Lawn—with the gorgeous Chicago skyline backdrop and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion’s supreme acoustic system, every spot in Millennium Park makes “the best seat in the house.”

Find out more information on the Golden Anniversary Choral Spectacular today.


If you can’t make it to Europe this summer, wouldn’t you at least want to stay at a hotel with European flair? Inspired by 19th century French Victorian décor, The Willows Hotel in Chicago is the epitome of a modern day European boutique hotel elegance.

Located in the heart of the exclusive Lincoln Park/Lakeview area, this Historical Landmark building is less than two blocks away from the scenic shores of Lake Michigan and just minutes away from everything else Chicago has to offer.

The Willows hosts a perfect stay for anyone needing a quiet and cozy retreat. The beautiful fireplace and overstuffed couches in the lobby, along with an extremely friendly staff, provide a warm welcome. Each of the hotel’s 55 rooms have a welcoming, French Country décor that is both rustic and relaxing—keeping in touch with a traditional European old-world inn, while featuring new-world amenities: complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; luxury robes; and spacious workstations. The hotel also serves an elegant complimentary continental breakfast; coffee and tea service; afternoon cookies; and access to a nearby gym. Evening social hours are hosted daily, as well.

Built in 1923, The Willows Hotel is also rumored to rest atop underground tunnels used by for guest, Al Capone.

Whether it’s an upcoming leisure visit or a business trip, experience the charm of The Willows Hotel, and book a room today.

Want to feel like a sophisticated Chicago local? Where you feel like you live in a beautiful, old apartment that is just steps away from the lively entertainment district, and service and amenities are right at your beck and call? The City Suites Hotel in Chicago offers all of this and more.

Located in the eclectic Belmont-Sheffield area of the city, the City Suites Hotel is perfectly situated for exploring all Chicago has to offer! Just minutes away from downtown, Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park, this hip neighborhood is also filled with theaters, boutiques and restaurants.

This chic Chicago boutique hotel exudes sophistication, style and an inviting ambience with its turn-of-the-century architecture. Guests get a true feeling of relaxation from the hotel’s warm color scheme. Each guestroom has cherry wood headboards, wardrobes and desks with a black cherry inlay design that is both sleek and retro, and custom-made furnishings covered in tweed fabrics help accentuate the Art Deco setting.

Other extra touches that make for a comfortable stay include: complimentary continental breakfast; 24-hour coffee and tea service; afternoon cookies; free wireless internet access; luxury robes; access to Bally’s Total Fitness Club; and a great staff waiting to assist you.

So whether it’s for business or pleasure, book a room at the City Suites Hotel in Chicago today!

Summer is here and that means one thing to Chicago fans—lots of Cubs games! Why stay at a hotel on the opposite side of town? Enjoy your stay in the Windy City by staying at one of the closest accommodations to Wrigley Field—The Majestic Hotel.

The Majestic isn’t just for the avid baseball fan. Business and leisure travelers alike can enjoy this historic boutique hotel—which is only steps away from Lake Michigan, one half mile from Lincoln Park Zoo and just minutes away from downtown’s Magnificent Mile.

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. Known as “one of the most elegant boutique hotels in the City,” all 52 rooms feature comfortable, “shabby chic” furnishings along with great amenities: Wi-Fi internet access; separate sitting areas; luxury robes; and spacious workstations. The suites additionally feature a refrigerator, microwave and wet bar. With every stay, all guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast; 24-hour coffee and tea service; afternoon cookies; and access to Fitness Formula Club East Lakeview.

There’s nothing more exciting than an energetic city, but we all need to relax sometimes! Lonely Planet called The Majestic “…a great place to curl up with a good book on a cold day.” Find out for yourself! Book a room with The Majestic Hotel today!