Washington DC & Chicago City Breaks
There are so many attractions packed in these 2 great American cities it is hard to know where to start.
In Washington, try wandering round the National Mall, which is surrounded by the Smithsonian Museums - including the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Air and Space Museum. The National Mall is watched over at one end by the Capitol Building and, at the other by the grand Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. In return the tall Washington Monument looks over the Mall and the White House. It is here in the Mall that you can also find the haunting Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in a rotunda overlooking the Tidal Basin and bronze statues of Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor are also nearby. Across the river in Arlington and only a short metro stop away you will find the Arlington Cemetery - the site of the Kennedy graves. Spend the evening in one of the many restaurants in Foggy Bottom or Georgetown with its Colonial architecture and great shopping or simply stroll along the banks of the Potomac River.
The "Windy City" was all but demolished by the Great Fire of 1871, but re-emerged as a breathtakingly beautiful, ultra-modern city that boasts one of the world's most spectacular skylines and one of its tallest buildings - the 110-storey Sears Tower. In total it has 29 miles of lakeshore frontage and a huge variety of attractions ranging from the masterpieces of its various museums to colourful sidewalk art exhibitions. Music is a big part of the city with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the star studded performances of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet Company and last but certainly not least the massive jazz and blues scene.
When planning your trip make sure you include an extra suitcase as Chicago is a shoppers paradise. Start your shopaholic's safari on centrally located and elegant Michigan Avenue. The Magnificent Mile houses some 240 glittering shops and stores including plus Bloomingdale's and Tiffany's. The spectacular cloud-piercing skyscrapers and syncopated lifestyle of Chicago certainly makes it a big, bold and beautiful city.
WHAT'S CURRENTLY HOT - WASHINGTON
The Capital Hilton: Located in the downtown center, just two blocks from the White House and walking distance to monuments, museums, shopping, the National Mall, local attractions, restaurants, and Metro subway. Standard room accommodations feature matching cherry wood, Biedermeier accents, and deep rich emerald colors in a Neoclassical design.
From £147.00 per room per night incl tax
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel: Traditional European-style hotel, the Renaissance is conveniently located 4 blocks from the White House and close to museums, national monuments, restaurants, and shopping districts.
From £152.00 per room per night incl tax
Hotel Rouge: Located on Embassy Row, just 5 blocks away from the White House and 1 mile from Union Station. Hotel Rogue is high tech and playful. You'll find attentive service at this adventurous luxury hotel. The property features tennis courts, a fitness club and a gift shop.
From £130.00 per room per night incl tax
WHAT'S CURRENTLY HOT - CHICAGO
Hotel 71: Overlooking the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, this hotel showcases a contemporary, fun and relaxed urban style through its friendly and professional staff, functional design, luxurious amenities, custom furnishings, artwork and signature light sculptures. Located just steps away from Michigan Avenue and State Street, it's the perfect location for both business and pleasure.
From £139.00 per room per night incl tax.
Hotel Inter-Continental: This hotel underwent renovation work in 2004 and comprises 26 floors with a total of 807 rooms. Facilities include an air-conditioned foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, safes, a currency exchange desk, lifts, a newspaper stand and Internet access. Dining options within the hotel include a 1920s-style bar, a restaurant and a salon in which live piano performances take place in the evenings. Business guests may take advantage of the several conference rooms and room and laundry services are on offer to all. Those arriving by car may make use of the hotel car park.
From £280.00 per room per night incl tax
The Palmer House Hilton: This Classic Beaux Arts-style Hotel is well located in the Loop, within walking distance of Art Institute, museums, theatres & shopping.
From £104.00 per room per night incl tax
W Hotel: Conveniently located near the best of everything in the city, from the festivities of Navy Pier to the fantastic shopping of Michigan Avenue. The hotel boasts spectacular views of Lake Michigan and provides easy access to the beach nearby.
From £345.00 per room per night incl tax
For a full quotation please email or telephone (01892) 779900