Chicago is a city filled with culture, nightlife, restaurants and romance. It is a popular place for travelers from all over the world, with visitors throughout the year. Many hotels are found throughout the city, and there are many that lend well to a romantic trip. Some, in fact, even offer romance packages.
The James Hotel
The James hotel is located just off Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, near many dining, shopping and nightlife choices. It offers a special Weekend for Two package that includes a split of white wine champagne, a tray of white chocolate-covered strawberries and vanilla butter cookies, a white floral arrangement and the "Feel the Love" amenity that is part of the hotel's on-site spa. Rooms at the hotel include standard guestrooms, studios and lofts, one-bedroom apartments and loft penthouses. Located in The James is David Burke's Primehouse, a classic American steakhouse that dry-ages its meats on the premises, and Jbar, an intimate bar and cocktail lounge. The James Hotel 55 East Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611-2727 312-337-1000 jameshotels.com
The Allegro in Chicago offers a number of weekend getaway packages for romantic couples. The Your Summer Playground package, for example, offers deluxe accommodations, a per-night credit for the hotel's restaurants, a free in-room movie with popcorn, morning iced coffee, afternoon Arnold Palmers and sangria during the evening wine hour. The Surf's Up Chicago package, on the other hand, includes accommodations for two, $50 at the Windward Sports surf shop and roundtrip transportation to the nearest surfing beach. Standard rooms and suites are available. The hotel also contains a spa, a fitness center, meeting rooms and a daycare. The Allegro 171 W. Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 312-236-0123 allegrochicago.com
The Hotel Monaco in Chicago is a four-star boutique hotel located in the downtown area. Of the numerous packages it offers, there is one specifically tailored to a romantic getaway. The Indulge in Romance package offers accommodations for two, Moet & Chandon champagne, rose petals on the bed, a later than usual checkout time and either breakfast in bed or at the South Water Kitchen restaurant. In addition to a variety of guest rooms and suites, the hotel offers in-room spa treatments, a fully-equipped fitness room and free wireless Internet. The South Water Kitchen, where a romantic breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner can be had, serves contemporary American home cooking in a casual tavern atmosphere, complete with a full bar with its own menu. Hotel Monaco 225 N. Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60601 312-960-8500 monaco-chicago.com
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