Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow in Chicago

It is said that the storm of the century is coming to Chicago! We are all anticipating and preparing for the worst. Some of the tours are already sending out cancelations and some flights are being canceled as well.

In case you do spend some more days in Chicago, there will still be many things to do! The Shedd Aquarium is having free days on the 1st and the 7th and the Adler Planetarium is having free days on the 1st and 2nd. Les Miserables is in town for 4 weeks only from February 2nd until the 28th so grab your chance to go and see them too!

The Knickerbocker is even offering a special rate for all that get stuck in the snow the next few days! Call the hotel and ask for the "Snow Special"!

We hope to welcome you to the hotel soon and until then, Stay Warm!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Skating in the Sky

As you might have heard, the John Hancock Building has now a skating rink on their 94th floor Observation Deck. For $5.00 on top of your entrance ticket, you can put on the skates and glide with views over Chicago. If you don't have skates, not to worry as they rent out skates for $1.00 as well.

It was quite the experience. The rink is not big but for somebody like me, who hasn't skated in a while, it is just right. The ice is not actual ice but something that is ice-like. After a few rounds, you'll manage to find your balance and maybe even try a few extra moves. The sides will break your fall if needed.

The view from the Observatory and the skating while enjoying that view is something that you simply must try. They have a nice cafe now as well which serves Lavazza coffee and an assortment of pastries. Mmmmm...

The Millennium Knickerbocker is currently offering some excellent packages for overnight accommodations including tickets for Skating in the Sky, the Hancock Observatory, Knickerbocker mugs and hot chocolate and chapsticks!!

So for your next trip, consider putting on some skates and Skate in the Sky!

Have a great week!