The end of the year is always a stressful time of the year, you have to deal with the weather, the holidays and more than likely a couple family members who may or may not annoy you to your core. The holiday season is meant to be a great time of the year, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes you just need a break from the “fun” of the holidays, and lucky for us we live in a great city that provides plenty of options to get away while staying put. I have rounded up some great holiday packages being offered by some amazing Chicago-area hotels. So find one of these packages you love and enjoy some much deserved time to just sit back and de-stress.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago, located on East Wacker Drive just off of Michigan Avenue, is ideally located near the great shopping corridors of Michigan Avenue and State Street. With the ideal shopping location, Hyatt Regency Chicago is offering a “Shopping Experience” package that is available throughout the entire month of December. This package includes a $100 gift card to Macy’s, which is widely known for their holiday fanfare and decorations, as well as additional coupons to enjoy while shopping.
Country Inns & Suites
Let Country Inns & Suites, Chicago O’Hare South take care of the details this holiday season so all you, your friends and family have left to do is relax and enjoy each other’s company! As part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to treat guests like family with comfortable, relaxing accommodations – Country Inns & Suites, Chicago O’Hare South in Rosemont offers guests a “Park & Stay” package to help guests manage holiday travel plans. The package includes complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and parking for up to seven days! Now that’s taken care of, put your feet up and enjoy fresh baked holiday cookies and complimentary hot cocoa on the house!
JW Marriott Chicago
On “pointe” with a quintessential Chicago holiday tradition, the JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St.) introduces the Night at The Nutcracker package available Friday, December 6 through Saturday, December 28 in partnership with the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Package perks include an overnight stay in a deluxe guestroom, two VIP tickets to The Nutcracker, welcome ballerina cookies, a hot chocolate nightcap, in-room breakfast for two, and a Nutcracker “swag bag” that includes a signed pointe shoe, poster, and more. The package for two is available for $475 with the rate code ZZLO (saving of more than $100). Reservations can be made by calling 312.660.8200 or visiting the hotel’s website. A 72-hour cancellation is required.
Offering a way to fight holiday stress, the Hiltons of Chicago help guests relax during the colder months by inviting them to take a Chillcation – an escape solely dedicated to chilling and detaching from the winter monotony with a quick jaunt to unwind, relax, and reset. Participating hotels, Conrad Chicago, Hilton Chicago, and Palmer House Hilton, are offering “Just Chillin” packages to help guests chill inside or outside. Depending on where guests stay, the perks include value adds such as complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast for two, discounted dining, cheaper parking, a selection of DVDs for in-room movie nights, and two Chillcation insulated mugs to receive unlimited refills for coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Rates start at $103 per night. Visit www.chillcation.com to book.
Radisson Blu Aqua
The cure for holiday burnout? The Radisson Blu Aqua’s Unwind, Blu Style package, which transforms visitor’s guestroom into a pampering oasis. Guests can melt away in jelly bath surrounded by aromatherapy-scented sticks and accompanied by a chilled bottle of Prosecco. Rates start at $199 per night and can be booked from now until December 31, 2013 for stay through March 31, 2014.
Amalfi Hotel Chicago
Guests can treat themselves at the Amalfi Hotel Chicago (20 W. Kinzie St.) while shopping for the best deals on the Mag Mile with theHoliday Shopping Package. The package includes: an overnight stay in deluxe accommodations; complimentary deluxe continental breakfast; fresh baked ginger spice cookies and milk; exclusive shopping coupons to Water Tower Place, The Shops at North Bridge, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and more; and Nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary Italian hors d’oeuvres. To book, visit here. The package is available immediately through December 31.