• InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Gets Visitors Out and Exploring

     
    POSTED April 30, 2019
     

Already an iconic property in Chicago’s bustling commercial district, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is now offering guests a new way to see the city this summer.

InterContinental guests can easily enjoy the shopping, upscale restaurants and city attractions that surround the property or hotel amenities like the InterContinental’s junior Olympic-size indoor pool, but the with the introduction of its new Summer Scavenger Hunt Package, the InterContinental team’s created a fun and stress-free challenge to get guests out and exploring 30 of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks.

“Traveling to Chicago during warm, summer months is exciting, but it can be overwhelming," says Pete Demay, general manager of InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. "With so much to do and see, it can be tough for our guests to decide which attractions are really worth experiencing. The Summer Scavenger Hunt package truly was created to take the headache out of planning your summer vacation. It’s everything you need to explore Chicago like a local.”

The family-friendly package, available now through the end of September, includes overnight accommodations, a complimentary breakfast for two children, an in-room milk and cookie treat, an adventure backpack (complete with a Lincoln the Lion plush lion teddy, coloring book, coloring pencils and travel journal), and a Chicago scratch-off scavenger hunt kit with dozens of destinations to explore. The hunt leads visitors on a self-guided sightseeing walking tour to site like The Chicago Theatre, The Rookery, the John Hancock Center and Millennium Park where guests can scratch off the icon on their map to reveal a fun fact, highlight or activity.

“With the help of Lincoln the Lion and his expertise of local destinations, guests will be able to get a taste of the city we are proud to call home. We aim to create memorable experiences for each of our guests and look forward to being part of many families’ memories for years to come,” Demay says.

As if Chicago doesn't already have enough of its own, the Windy City invited more than 300 artists from across the country to participate in the fourth annual One of a Kind Chicago event April 26-28. From pottery and paintings to clothing and jewelry, One of a Kind Chicago had an abundance of art for the viewing pleasure of art critics and window shoppers alike. 

 

Chicago’s Cultural Mile is officially home to a newly renovated and rebranded landmark property. Overlooking the city’s famed Michigan Avenue, the new Hotel Essex is bringing fresh buzz to the South Loop space that was once the site of the historic Essex Inn. You may have already heard all about the hotel’s incredible views and mod design, but Hotel Essex has plenty more perks to offer planners and guests alike.

 

With new facilities opening soon, organizers will have more venues to choose from than ever before.