The Chicago Loop is the name popularly given to the city’s contemporary business district, located just south of the Chicago River. Nestled amongst the futuristic architecture and skyscrapers, this stylish 4* Hot Rate boutique hotel is ideal for both city breakers and executive guests. By booking online with Hotwire, savvy customers are entitled to take advantage of unmissable deals on rooms in some of the city’s most well-known hotels. Hotels within the Chicago Loop previously offered at a discount have included the W Chicago City, the JW Marriott and the Hard Rock Hotel. Quality facilities expected from these hotels range from indulgent spa services and fitness centres, to sophisticated restaurants and corporate-style business centres with free Wi-Fi throughout. This Hot Rate hotel’s prominent position within the Chicago Loop area ensure that guests are just a stone’s throw from the bright lights of the theatre district, the iconic Sears Tower and the popular shopping district of State Street.
Chicago’s thriving business and financial hub caught its nickname from the cable car route of the downtown area and it has stuck to this day. Although characterised by its shimmering glass skyscrapers and pretty waterfront location, the Chicago Loop offers much more than just breathtaking architecture. Undoubtedly the area’s most famous inhabitant is the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, located on Wacker Drive. As the second tallest building in the US, the tower is one of Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions and offers visitors astonishing panoramas across Lake Michigan to Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The more adventurous visitors may even step out onto the glass boxes which protrude from the building’s edge for a truly exhilarating, vertiginous experience.
Tourists looking for something to do during the evenings are spoilt for choice, owing to the hotel’s close proximity to the vibrant Theatre District. Whilst the Asian-inspired Oriental Theatre hosts must-see touring Broadway shows, the Goodman Theatre is known for its acclaimed performances of classic works of dramatic theatre.
Famously immortalised in Frank Sinatra’s song ‘Chicago’, State Street is one of the main thoroughfares of the Chicago Loop. State Street is a one-stop destination for retail therapy, hosting numerous department stores, upmarket boutiques and popular high-street retailers. In addition to fantastic shopping opportunities, the street is also home to a variety of important cultural landmarks, from the Marina City waterfront complex to the Original Playboy Mansion which served as Hugh Hefner’s original base before he moved to LA.