Monday, April 27, 2009

Hotel 71 ~ Chicago

With lots of searching through all the discount booking sites, we finally reserved a great hotel in a prime downtown location for a great price. It was a no-brainer with Hotel 71 just a little more a night than a lower quality chain and described as "Modern ~ Urban ~ Boutique", my favorite 3 words used to describe any space. We're just hoping we get a room with a view like the ones shown below.


Hotel 71 is located on the Chicago River at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, "the Magnificent Mile".

History
It was designed by Milton Schwartz & Associates in 1958 as the Executive House, originally to be a condominium building. In 1958, the hotel held the distinction as the tallest concrete building in the country at 230 feet. Surrounding architectural landmarks seen from Hotel 71 include Marina city, the Wrigley Building, the Chicago Tribune Tower and the Jewelers' Building.

Booking
We were able to get the best deal through Kayak.com which connected to agoda.com. We saved over 50% compared to another big name discount site.

Hotel 71
71 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Tel +1.312.346.7100
Email
info@hotel71.com
www.hotel71.com

1 comment:

christopher said...

can't wait to see chicago, my kind o' town!

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