You can hardly find a better location for a Windy City hotel than the Hyatt Regency Chicago on East Wacker Drive. Fresh from a $90-million renovation, the 36-story hotel is just off Michigan Avenue and overlooks the Chicago River. And BIG Bar, off the lobby, is hopping.
I stayed there for several nights at a recent conference and appreciated how quickly I could go south to Millennium Park and the museum campus, and north to shopping and other attractions. (See my “Windy City Whirl” story in this week’s Detroit News.
And now, in a city where hotels under $200 per night sometimes are hard to get, comes this tempting deal from Half-Off Depot: $539 for four days/three nights for two adults and two children up to 17 years old, including all taxes. The only catch is it can’t be used until 45 days after booking — so, starting about mid-October — but it’s good until Dec. 31, subject to availability.
You can get it for the next several days at www.halfoffdepot.com/chicago.
For more information, call the booking agent, (866) 812-8620, not the hotel directly, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be advised that the hotel is huge, 2,019 rooms, and hugely popular for conventions, so it’s abuzz with activity — and sometimes long lines — but the staff is friendly and professional. If small boutique hotels are more your style you may not be happy here.