Why You Want To Chill at The Palmer House Hilton This WinterFeb 07, 2014 07:03AM ● By Dannelle Gay
Welcome to 2014, the year of the Polar Vortex, or so it seems. We are all raging with cabin fever and wishing we could get away for a night or two of luxury, but Hawaii isn't exactly in our budgets, right?
This is where the Palmer House Hilton comes to the rescue! This 140-year-old gem has created a very affordable Chill-Cation package that lets you dip into style, in the heart of Chicago.
If you aren't familiar with the historic landmark that the Palmer House is, let me fill you in. It's the kind of place that young soldiers took their brides to after World War II for a honeymoon. It's where all the classic Hollywood stars entertained in the legendary Empire Room. It has one of the most photographed ceilings in the world, not that far behind the Sistine Chapel!
No worries—you don't have to feel like you are stepping into the past, but will see modern convenience right next to vintage stylings through the entire property.
It all starts with Valet parking (or self parking in the ramp right around the corner) and your ride up the elevator to check in...as you walk through halls with a variety of amazing chandeliers.
You are presented with your Chillcation mugs (you get to keep them) that will be the home of unlimited cocoa or coffee refills through your visit. You also get tickets for a tour, room service discount card, spa discounts and free brunch tickets.
The late night dessert buffet consisted of warm cookies, Creme Brulee, fresh fruit, and the most amazing brownie we have ever tasted!
We loved strolling the halls and looking at portraits of the famous patrons, including a young Sonny and Cher,
How about looking up? The ceilings are simply gorgeous!
Now, let's get down to brunch. As a foodie, I was incredibly impressed. This is hard to do as I tend to be overly critical where restaurants are concerned. Many things don't sit well in a chafing dish or steam table, so it's a treat to find a place that picks just the correct items to present. It's not simply a buffet, it's an entire room of things to choose from!
Like any special promotion, there is an end date: April 20th.
Personally, I am thinking about going again this month, with a long weekend as there are teacher conferences. Or maybe we will go for Spring Break? Have no fear parents, they have a Peacock Club too that is sure to make your kiddos happy! Who wouldn't love things like "Splash Screenings" or borrowing a Radio Flyer Red Wagon to tour the neighborhood?
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