Let's talk about one of the very best hotels to stay at in the country when on tour: theWit in Chicago. Opened in 2009, theWit is a self-contained all-entertainment palace with a strking design and a funky, relaxed vibe. (No Stuffy Stuffingtons here.) Oh yeah - it happens to house The Roof - the absolute best rooftop lounge in Chicago. And as a Master Tour user, theWit has so kindly offered special rates you can't get anywhere else. (Click here to request this special rate.)
Why should you make theWit your go-to hotel for your tour's Chicago date? Why tell your travel agent this is the only place you'll stay?
This downtown hotel is in a great location - on State Street in the the north Loop near the theater district and the swanky fun near north neighborhoods of River North and Streeterville. It's also a couple blocks from the "Magnificent Mile" - the best shopping area of the city.
251 ultra-chic guestrooms are available including 42 luxury suites equipped with kitchens. Enjoy views of the Chicago River, Millienum Park, and the Chicago skyline.
The menu at theWit is overseen by award-winning rock and roll Chef Evan Percoco. Chef Percoco blends traditional Italian with contemporary American cusine at upscale and highly rated Cibo Matto as well as the more casual bar/restaurant State and Lake. The room service menu is expansive and is offered 24 hours a day.
....is on fire! Open all year round, The ROOF rooftop lounge (rated by ABC News as one of the "World's Best Rooftop Bars") on the 27th floor offers live music, luscious libations, telescopes (yes), fire pits, and a hot scene overlooking the beautiful Chicago skyline. It's a great place to unwind or host a private gathering. A gathering place for A-List (and D-List - this is Chicago) celebs, The ROOF has an unmatched vibe when it comes to alfresco accomidations in Chicago. A must-see location.
They have their own private movie theater, complete with stadium seating, a state-of-the-art audio system, and fully automatic, plush lounge chairs. Your group can rent the room to watch movies, sports, or Glee.
There's a 2,500 square foot work out center and an in-house Spa so you can get those kinks worked out with a massage. Or pamper your tour-tired weary self with some aromatherapy and a nice pedicure (10% off if you get them toes painted green in March).
Some hotels lump your tour in with other groups, or worse - the great unwashed travel masses. You're special and you need someone there who truly understands your problems. Better than a therapist, theWit offers the charming Entertainment Director Adriana Yellachich - a dedicated representative to communicate and coordinate with your group and/or travel agent.
She can make arrangements for bus parking, private parties, secure enter/exit, and other special requests. Those of you road warriors may know Adriana from stints at other hotels where she served in a similar capacity. Recruited to bring her magic to theWit, she knows what logistical issues you face and how to take care of them.