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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.


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!

For those of you who frequent our Facebook page, you may have noticed the wonderful badge recently posted on our wall that identifies us as a proud member of the Central Lakeview Merchant Association. You may be wondering what CLMA is exactly , and why  Broughton Hotels is a proud member? 

CLMA is an association of the various businesses in Central Lakeview. According to the CLMA website  “Central Lakeview Merchants Association’s (CLMA) primary goals are to stimulate the neighborhood’s economic growth, enhance its natural beauty, and promote it as a world-class tourist destination.”

It’s easy to see why we’re proud to be a member of CLMA. Central Lakeview, which is colloquially known as Wrigleyville, is a thriving business community, and CLMA is an essential part of developing the businesses in the area and making Lakeview a key part of the Windy City.

CLMA helps keep Central Lakeview the prosperous area that it is. They help provide resources to the various businesses that inhabit the area. If you have never been here, we strongly encourage you to come down to Wrigleyville and see what all the excitement is about. Central Lakeview definitely has something for everyone. Thanks for helping keep Central Lakeview Great CLMA

Tomorrow, April 16th is the 6th annual Race to Wrigley 5K Run. It is sponsored by the Chicago Cubs Charities and Children’s Memorial Hospital.

The race is set to start at 8:00 am at Wrigley Field. The route proceeds through the streets of Lakeview neighborhoods before returning to Wrigley Field. Runners will run through the ground level concourse, and finish under the framed Wrigley Field Marquee at Clack and Addison. How exciting!

If you haven’t registered yet, but still want to run, registration will open at 6:30 am on Saturday morning in the Purple lot of Wrigley Field. The race day fee is $40. Be sure to arrive early before the race sells out.

All proceeds from the race will benefit Children’s Memorial Hospital. This is a great way to help improve the lives of children and families across Chicago. And even if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late to get sponsored. Make every step count!

To find out more details about fundraising, packet pick-up, parking, or other race details be sure to check out the Race to Wrigley today! Don’t miss out on an exciting morning at Wrigley Field!