Pleasure and Business – The Intercontinental Magnificent Mile, Chicago
In this adventure…
- Pleasure and Business Mixing things together (again)
- Off to Heathrow
- Cathay Pacific Lounge and the American Airlines Lounges
- AA47 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare, Main Cabin Extra aboard a 787
- US Immigration Adventures
- Intercontinental Chicago North Michigan Avenue
- Deep Dish Pizza fun
- Travel Technology: Canon 40mm F2.8 STM with a Canon 100D
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Back to O’Hare, British Airways Terraces Club Lounge
- BA294 Chicago to Heathrow Airport in World Traveller Plus
- From pleasure to business, BA Galleries South
- BA962 London Heathrow to Hamburg in Club Europe
- IBIS Budget Hamburg
- AIX2017 – What you missed
- Back to Hamburg Airport, Hamburg Airport Lounge
- BA967 Hamburg to London Heathrow in Club Europe
- Pulling it home
- My calf muscles hurt…
The Intercontinental Magnificent Mile, Chicago
After getting out of the Uber, my luggage was taken off me and I headed inside the hotel. I headed to the check in desks, and was welcomed.
The entrance atrium.
Looking towards reception
I was welcomed, and my rate confirmed. As an Intercontinental Ambassador member, my privileges (including the 4pm checkout… what I keep Ambassador for) were verified, and an upgrade to a larger room in the Executive Tower was given.
With that done, my keys were issued, and I headed off to the Executive Tower.
Which level today?
Up we go!
The room is somewhere here….
Finding my room, I opened it to see what I had… and it’s a pretty large room by any standards, with a massive bathroom.
TV, Workstation, sofa
Two beds sir. Check.
Looking towards the door.
The bed themselves are pretty comfortable – I got reasonable sleep in these beds (compared to some of the sleep I would get in this trip!), with the temperature easy to control.
Amenities were all over the place – so there was a hidden coffee machine, as well as plenty to buy in-room
Moving onto the bathroom, there was a large space with both a shower and a bath
Sink with the standard Intercontinental amenities
And there was more.
After getting myself settled into being in Chicago and allowing stuff to recharge, I headed out for a walk/explore/get some stuff done.
When I came back, a welcome amenity had arrived.
The views from the room were nice, looking out to the Wrigley Building and the River
During the day…
During the evening…
And when it’s throwing it down in Chicago (More on that in another post).
With me busy in Chicago, I was in and out of the hotel – with all interactions friendly with the staff. Taking advantage of the long checkout – I left the hotel around 3pm to travel up to the O’Hare area.
I settled my bill with the hotel – and with that, it was time to switch brands and head to my second home in Chicago – The Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
Overall: A very reasonable product, with a welcome upgrade. Perhaps a little overkill for a crash pad for the night – but there’s nothing like being down-town in a city, rather than being at the airport (and having the commute to go with it going back and forth on the train or in a taxi). If the price is right, I’ll happily stay there again.
Next: Deep Dish Pizza Night.
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