Are you sick of sweating yet? Has the heat wave finally gotten to you? If that is the case, then head north for the remaining weeks of Summer and through Labor Day. The Northeast and the Northwest have plenty to offer when it comes to cooling down and escaping the crowds and the heat. Enjoy some shopping, cooler less crowded beaches, and outside activities without the stress of the humidity.
Chicago is the windy city, but during this time of year it is the perfect amount of wind you need to escape the humidity! The Conrad Chicago knows this and is offering the Summer Breeze package to help you wind down in the most active way possible. So grab your sunglasses and a comfortable pair of shoes and head to the Magnificent Mile to start shopping for fall apparel. Don’t forget to bring your complimentary Shops at North Bridge rewards pass for extra savings and deals. This package also includes a 25% discount on dining at the Terrace Rooftop, where you will also receive two complimentary drinks, the Bar, and the Restaurant, as well as in room dining. If you are driving, you will also receive the perk of 25% off of valet parking. Even with all of this, the best part of this package is that if you buy a one hour massage at the Nordstrom Spa then you will receive a complimentary essential oil treatment. The Conrad makes sure that guests are fully rejuvenated on vacation with its unique Sleep Menu. Guests can choose from a selection of relaxing options from pillows to night caps, chocolates to warm beverages. Whatever you choose The Conrad is sure to lull you into the most restful sleep Chicago has to offer!
Another wonderful Chicago boutique hotel to visit is the Raffaello. With rates starting from just $129 a night you can be in the heart of Chicago and around some of the most exciting cultural attractions it has to offer. The highlight of this hotel is the unique speakeasy bar Drumbar. Located on the roof of the hotel, Drumbar has an inside lounge and an outdoor garden terrace, ideal for any type of weather. The bar aims for a classy feel with warmth and style as well as a spirited energy as you overlook the Gold Coast from 200 feet in the air. Innovative cocktails, delicious bites, and plenty of choices for seating make this bar one you do not want to miss. If you are looking to venture away from the hotel, Raffaello has an extensive list of activities and cultural events to see. Check out their calendar as you plan to book you trip to incorporate exciting shopping, nightlife, and theater.
To avoid the heat on the west coast, head up north to Vancouver’s L’Hermitage. TripAdvisor describes this hotel as the “ultimate cosmopolitan getaway.” This luxury boutique hotel is centrally located and is close to tons of shopping (Robson Street, the start of the shopping district, is only half a block away!) and walking distance to the financial district. L’Hermitage is dedicated to giving customers a superb experience and offers free and powerful high speed wifi internet access, and an outdoor heated salt-water lap pool and Jacuzzi! These amenities as well as the state of the art fitness center and rentable bikes are all complementary! Each guest has access to the lounge where they can enjoy coffee and the morning newspaper, and the business center- if work decides to interrupt your vacation. If you would rather stay in your home-away-from-home hotel room, brew your own cup with the Nespresso coffee maker, a complementary addition to every room. You might never want to leave this beautiful hotel they make you so comfortable! Well if that’s the case, L’Hermitage, Vancouver is well equipped for extended stays. Whether it be for 2 weeks or a few months, long-term guests are accommodated with a full-kitchen with stainless steel Bosh appliances. Even if your migration turns to hibernation in Vancouver- L’Hermitage knows how to take care of you.
Lastly, If you want to travel a little more North and a little further east Boston is the place to be. The Langham Boston is a Four Diamond hotel with over 300 rooms, high end dining, a rejuvenating spa, and a state of the art fitness facility. This hotel is also centrally located walking distance to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Freedom Trail, the North End, the Financial District, the New England Aquarium and the Boston Harbor waterfront. Currently it is offering a Weekend Break Package. Get away for a couple days and enjoy luxury overnight accommodations and breakfast for two at Cafe Fleuri in the morning. Valet parking is included as well as use of the fitness facilities and a complimentary spa treatment. If you are looking to get away with the entire family, try the Kids package! This includes everything as the Weekend package, as well as breakfast for the kids and a choice of tickets for the whole family to visit the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, or the Children’s Museum.
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