1 . Hotel 71

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 346 - 7100

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Get swept up for a romantic getaway on the meandering Chicago River. Romance is flowing between the river’s tender banks, ready to be ignited by one of Hotel 71’s incendiary romantic packages. Take your other half on dates within walking distance; the Navy Pier, featuring a 50-foot Ferris wheel, is perfect, as is Millennium Park with alfresco dining, live dancing, and notable architecture. Step through streets of urban sophistication at the ‘Magnificent Mile’ for a shopping utopia. If you're not eloping with a soulmate, doing business is made easy with Hotel 71's meetings and events amenities. The all-glass ballroom featuring floor-to-ceiling windows offers stunning views of all 360 degrees of Chicago. This is the perfect space for Chicago seminars, meetings, weddings, and special events. Make work time easy and play time plentiful at Hotel 71.

Address

71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Related activities

Plan the perfect shopping spree at the Magnificent Mile, as Hotel 71 showers you in gift cards, food, and beverage credit.

Related Onsite Offerings

Experience culinary mastery at Hoyt's. The restaurant, right onsite, features panoramic views of Chicago, and food to please your taste buds in ways you never thought possible.

2 . The Fairmont Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 565 - 8000

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Sharp lines, neutral colors, and beautiful wood give off a subdued beauty that attests to the saying ‘less is more.’ After the $60 million transformation, you’ll be making excuses to stay inside. You know you want to find out what privileged secrets await you on the 15th floor when you enroll in Fairmont Gold. If you’re hungry for some award-winning food, walk into Aria Restaurant and be immobilized by flavor explosions. After dinner, indulge in mySpa until your stress is nothing but a faded memory. The Fairmont Chicago is not only easy to love, it is easy to afford too! Not only do you receive maximum luxury for your dollar, but a multitude of packages and deals pamper you with generous discounts. Take 20 percent off for all stays booked up until April 30, 2014! Bundle a sizzling romantic escape, or take your gal pals out on the town with the Real Housewives of Chicago package. The Fairmont Chicago is exactly what you want it to be!

Address

200 North Columbus Drive Chicago, Illinois 6060

Fun facts

The Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backwards.

Related Onsite Offerings

Envelope your stay in utmost comfort with Fairmont Gold - an exclusive tier of 15 rooms on the 15th floor designed to pamper guests in the most exotic ways.

3 . Renaissance Chicago Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 372 - 7200

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Be blown into sophistication at the windy city’s Rennaisance Hotel. Marriot has outdone itself this time, creating a revolution of luxury here. Soak in the indoor pool or succumb to spa treatment bliss in the Rejuvenation Center, or sip on creative cocktails from Bar Novo. Seventeen meeting rooms offer 34,867 square feet of meeting space, so planning that big wedding reception just got easier. Stumped on how you want things to play out? Meeting planning guides are here to help! But don’t spend all your time indoors. Live in style right on the scene; the famed Millennium Park and upscale shopping are mere minutes away from this boutique hotel. Enjoy this beacon of modernity that is ever-present in Chicago’s central business district. Discover Chicago’s secrets and landmarks, from Wrigley Field to all the little intimate details you just have to discover on your own! Get to know the great Chicago now.

Address

1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Extra Stops

Built in 1914, Wrigley Field baseball stadium is about to enter its 100th anniversary season of America's beloved sport. The Cubs have called it home for 97 years and have a laundry list of memorable moments laid out on the field.

Average terrain

The terrain of this magnificent metropolitan destination ranges from soothing riverside vistas to the bustling hysteria of the best shopping of your life, atop paved roads and retail store interiors.

4 . Hard Rock Hotel

San Diego, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 751 - 7625

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At the Hard Rock Hotel, you never know which celebrity or musician you will bump into next. But the hotel itself is a bit of a celebrity too. Unique upscale accommodation blends practicality with four-star quality by affording guests amenities such as Fender guitar rentals, so you can shred ‘Smoke on the Water’ while the Chicago River flows below. Forty stories of amenities await you at the Hard Rock Hotel. The Carbon and Carbide building is not your average Chicago skyscraper. Forged from black granite and covered in deep green terra cotta, the magnificent structure has unique colors covering its façade. The Angels & Kings suite is for the big shots, but many room options range in size and price to accommodate any traveling musician. Rock on!

Address

230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Fun facts

Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton were two hungry Americans who just wanted to get a good American burger in London. Their solution was to open an American-style diner in an old Rolls Royce dealership. They called it the Hard Rock Cafe. It seems to have caught on.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago actually offers parties for those roughing it after a tough break up. Whether you want to be alone or party with your pals, the Hard Rock Hotel is there for you.

5 . Hotel Sax Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 245 - 0333

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From the must-sees to the hidden jewels, Hotel Sax is your guide to all of it. Take mere steps out of the front door and be serenaded at the Blues House, uniquely satisfied at Smith & Wollensky Steak House, or elated by striking out the competition at 10 Pin Bowling Lounge. Take boat tours down the magnificent Chicago River and be taken aback by Chicago’s overflowing beauty. However you choose to enjoy your surroundings, splendid rooms will spoil you back at Hotel Sax. Your accommodations boast 300 thread count sheets and a feather down duvet encouraging snuggling. The 42-inch plasma TV defines luxury. The bathroom is fully stocked with deliciously scented, fine spa products by Baronessa Cali that are not for eating, although you may want to! Wake up in the morning to find that your shoes have been shined for free, and the valet laundry service took care of your designated threads. Sleep, roll, and play in the extravagance of Hotel Sax.

Address

333 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654

Related activities

The Comedy Bar is a gut-busting Chicagoan attraction. Roll on the floor laughing as the likes of Jim Belushi deliver punchlines like they're hotcakes onstage.

Fun facts

Jim Belushi says he only stays in the Hotel Sax when he visits Chicago. The location and outstanding staff keep him coming back for more.

6 . Swissotel Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 565 - 0565

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This all-glass architectural masterpiece, designed by Harry Weese, offers gorgeous wraparound views of iconic landmarks like the Navy Pier and Millennium Park. The triangular luxury hotel is ideally located in the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, perfect for family fun in the water! Grab a tube or a paddleboard and get wet, Chicago style! Any of the 661 generously sized non-smoking rooms is ideal for a family vacation or a prestigious executive on business. Swimming on the 42nd floor pool is an experience not to be missed! The kids rooms, tailored to meet the needs of guests ages 0-17 overflow with amenities geared toward the young minds of our future generation. For the older guests among us, the spa is your green light to rejuvenation, invigoration, and renewal.

Address

323 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Fun facts

Swissotel Resorts and Hotels won 13 awards at the World Travel Awards 2012.

Related Onsite Offerings

Stylish ambiance and world class service greet you in tandem with savory culinary wonders at the various restaurants of Swissotel. Dishes are prepared with locally sourced ingredients, so you feel good about what you eat in more ways than one.

7 . Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 464 - 1000

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The Sheraton’s trademarked Comfy Sleeper beds will have no problem zonking you out in pure ecstasy after a day of fun on the Chicago River. Indulge in a glorious view to match your tastes, whether they be skyline, lake or river oriented. Don’t waste a minute being second best, host a meeting in Chicago’s largest ballroom, hosting 10-4,600 guests, and satiate your carnal hunger at Shula’s Steak House, one of the country’s top ten. Get chatty at Sheraton Social Hour and compare wines rated above 90 by Wine Spectator as well as other premium pours from the Sheraton’s Selects menu. Cocktails that are more art than drink are available at Chibar along with bites to compliment any craving. Don’t settle for less, experience perfection at the Sheraton.

Address

301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Population

The population of Chicago, Illinois is a hefty 2.715 million.

Related Onsite Offerings

To go along with their impressive meeting and events offerings, the Sheraton in Chicago tirelessly works with you to create your dream wedding, whether it be doused in several layers of glam, or simple and elegant.

8 . Hotel Monaco Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 960 - 8500

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Stay in a stylish boutique hotel. Stay in one of the top 40 hotels in the country. Stay in Hotel Monaco Chicago. Indulge your senses and revel in the envy of other hotels’ guests. Hotel Monaco’s bold and striking design choices paradoxically envelope guests in fulfilling comfort. Bring your dog for a stroll down the Chicago River banks. He is welcome in the hotel! Revitalize mind and body as pampering services spill out of the spa and into your private room. Whether you’re a next door neighbor or from the other side of the planet, Monaco Chicago delivers chivalry and hospitality in a way they can be proud of. Receive thoughtful amenities and mindful guest services. You’ll love all the personalized attention you get, and relish in all the privacy you have available. Enjoy a Chicago paradise here.

Address

225 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

Fun facts

If you don’t have a pet biting your heels, a companion goldfish can be delivered to your room for the duration of your stay.

Related Onsite Offerings

Why travel the windy city on foot? Anyone can hop on one of the hotels public bicycles for a bit of healthy travel, and guests can use the hotel fleet at their leisure.

9 . Chicago River Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 777 - 0990

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America’s Windy City becomes a city of possibility when you stay at Chicago River Hotel. Engage in the culture at Terra Museum, Millennium Park, or the Symphony Center. Beauty surrounds as you stroll down the spirited Chicago River and take in the gentile scenery. On the way back, stroll the Magnificent Mile shopping district, starring cosmopolitan shops and upscale restaurants. Chicago River Hotel puts you in the heart of it all and steals your heart in the process. The elegant accommodations stand proud in a shimmering skyscraper, a prominent monument of Michigan Avenue. Constructed in 1928, the Mather Tower has brought years of grandeur history to Chicago’s skyline. High-speed internet compliments the needs of prominent business men and women, and prodigal meeting rooms give them luxurious space to work before enjoying the splendor of this great city.

Address

75 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

Fun facts

The Chicago River's name comes from the word "Chicagoua." It bears an uncanny connection to the wild garlic that grew on its banks.

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy your favorite Italian dishes at Bacino's, an award-winning restaurant on the hotel property!

10 . The Westin Chicago River North

Chicago, Illinois

CALL DIRECT: +1 (312) 744 - 1900

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Arriving travel-weary guests are in for a divine surprise at the Westin Chicago River North when they lay their heads down on the hotel’s world-renowned Heavenly Beds. Angelic sleep wafts into reality for guests, who wake up revitalized and ready to take on the excitement of the Chicago River area! Make sure you gobble one of the SuperFoodsRx dishes for a succulent, nutrient-rich breakfast before getting out on the town! Be encapsulated in beautiful fall aromas and vistas, but be careful not to get trampled at the Magnificent Mile shopping strip on Black Friday! Check out the famed silver bean at Millennium Park and snap a picture of your weirdest reflection. After a late night go-around on the Navy Pier ferris wheel, you’ll be ready to settle into the amenity-rich spa and watch as your stresses are whisked away.

Address

320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Fun facts

For more than 40 years, the Chicago River has been dyed bright green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Hotel guests can see the festive water from Michigan Avenue.

Related Onsite Offerings

Complimenting the healthy diet that is promoted onsite, guests can 'move well' in the hotel's world class fitness studio. Get a few pumps in on the machines, or ask for a running map and do some exploring in town.

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