Blowin’ in the wind – Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Don’t go you go anywhere else that’s remotely different?
- To Manchester Airport, British Airways Terraces Lounge
- American Airlines AA55 Manchester Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport
- Automated Processing Chaos
- Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Intstawalk: State Street Chicago
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- A wind of change
- Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5, British Airways Terraces First Lounge
- British Airways BA9294 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow
- British Airways Arrivals Lounge London Heathrow
- Virgin Trains London Euston to Birmingham New Street
- The Answer My Friend Is Blowin’ in the wind…
Arriving at the hotel without a Chicago Taxi driver not making a mint out of me (a minor miracle in itself), I got my trash out and checked into my digs for a night – the Crowne Plaza O’Hare.
With the loss of the Intercontinental O’Hare (since de-flagged and now the Loews Chicago O’Hare), this is IHG’s lead property in the area.
Checking in was no issue, and soon I was on my way in familiar territory to my room.
A walk, and up the elevator, it was up to the 9th floor – with my room not far from the lift.
The room I had been assigned was a corner room – and very nice it was too – a fair amount of room, and space to crash out.
Moving on, the bathroom was still a Crowne Plaza bathroom – a reasonable size
As you noted above, I was in a rush – as being in Chicago, I had a lot of stuff to do, with minimal time to do it in, so it was off to the hotel shuttle to the airport. Sadly, the shuttle still runs at a 30 minute interval – whilst not as convenient as the 15 minute shuttle the Hyatt Regency O’Hare has, it’s still better than an hourly service that some hotels have.
The room itself was a reasonable temperature, with it not being too hot, or being too cold, and the bed was comfortable for a good nights sleep – before dealing with the fun that a Chicago trip brings for me.
Sadly, no welcome gift arrived (compared to previous trips). A little disappointing, but not the end of the world.
With a rather tight timetable, I was out of the hotel at 10:00 the next day and over the road at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for another busy weekend.
Overall: Another pretty solid product with this hotel. There are some little things that show gas being left of the peddle (such as the lack of an amenity gift), but the end result is still a solid product that did the job required.
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