Boasting one of the most sought-after locations in the entire city of Chicago, this decadent 5* Hot Rate hotel towards the north of the iconic Magnificent Mile should be the first choice for the discerning city breaker. Hotwire ensures that holidaymakers and business travellers take advantage of the best deals on premium hotel accommodation by offering a select list of big brands at impressively discounted rates. Hotels of this calibre previously featured in the 5* collection have included the Four Seasons, the Waldorf Astoria and the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower hotel. Indulgent amenities commonly shared by these hotels include indoor pools, modern fitness suites, world-class restaurants, nearby tennis courts and extensive business centres, featuring fully-equipped conference rooms and free Wi-Fi internet. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile district, hotel guests are in walking distance of the unmissable Chicago Water Tower, the Tribune Tower and the upmarket nightclubs of Rush Street.
Those after a lavish city break to one of America’s most enduring cosmopolitan cities need look no further than booking a stay in the central Magnificent Mile area, located north of the Chicago River. North Michigan Avenue is dominated by its very own unique assortment of awe-inspiring architecture and skyscrapers which help to piece together the Chicago’s unique culture. Just a stone’s throw from the hotel is the Chicago Water Tower, one of the city’s most treasured landmarks. Built in 1869, the tower has now been converted from a traditional water pump to a popular photography gallery, showcasing exhibitions by talented local artists.
Also located nearby is the John Hancock Centre, popularly nicknamed ‘Big John’ owing to its sheer size. This 100 storey skyscraper boasts a must-see Observatory platform which offers guests 360° views for 80 miles around, as well as the city’s only open-air skywalk and America’s highest indoor swimming pool. Those after a romantic dining experience may even book a table at the tower’s prestigious a la carte restaurant on the 95th floor.
A trip to Chicago would be incomplete without grabbing a slice of authentic Chicago-style pizza, famed the world over for its unique deep-dish. The nearby Pizzeria Uno restaurant on East Ohio Street is widely cited as being the creator of this popular culinary delicacy, however traditional Italian bistros can be found throughout Downtown Chicago. After sampling the cuisine, guests are free to sip on cocktails in one of Rush Street’s upmarket wine bars and nightclubs.