The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
More Pleasure, More Business.
In this divided trip report
Part One: The Pleasure
- Part 1
- Two o’clock in the morning. I love this time of day. Honestly.
- The Cathay Pacific, American Airlines Lounges… and a five-hour delay
- AA87 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare International (Premium Economy)
- Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- A photographer’s paradise? The Central Camera Company
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Airplane Art Extra: From the Balcony of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Back to the Bunny, British Airways Lounge
- BA294 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow (World Traveller Plus)
- Wait. My Bag is Re-Flighted???
- Part 2
I lugged my trash for the short walk between the Crowne Plaza O’Hare to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. It wasn’t elegant by any stretch of the imagination, but there comes a point where you feel embarrassed to make a taxi driver drive a block and a half with a ton of luggage.
Thankfully, the bags were easy to tote (which by some luck weren’t that bad for once), and after a short 10 minute (but sweat inducing thanks to me toting all my trash), I reached my normal home in Chicago – The Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
I headed in and headed up to reception – with the place more abuzz than usual.
Hello, arty thing.
I headed to check-in, and after a short wait, I was seen to. There was a bit of paperwork to be done as there would be three of us staying in the room, but eventually, a room was allocated – which importantly for me and my friends, was a balcony room in the main block.
Least of all – after a long night, none of us wanted to hike to the executive room.
There was one more tweak for my tastes – with the room facing the city. Why? It’s great for photos.
With everything in hand, I headed up to the 10h floor, and my room.
The room will be familiar to any of you who have read my trip reports will recognise the room. And there are things in this room I love such as the workstation area, the beds (I’m still in love with Hyatt beds all these years)
The room was made up daily, and requests for items such as robes were met well.
As for the views – when the weather played along, they were great.
The bathroom supplies were replenished daily. And speaking of them – it seems Hyatt has changed them again.
Which is something to be grateful for, I suppose.
Things in the hotel were… a bit on edge. Mainly whilst we were there, the Republican Party was having a conversion there at the same time – with Vice President Pence in attendance. As such, security was a lot tighter than normal, and both my friends and me whilst we were able to conduct our business safely, there was a sense of “oh really” in the air.
Nonetheless, the Republicans did there thing… and my friends did their thing.
Tradition states that also eat at the bar once at the event (least of all, it would be the last hot meal for a few days – my limit after this is sandwiches mainly as I’m running around like a nut-job) so I stopped by for dinner.. and ended with my traditional calimari.
Because I have no originality – but also, I like the calimari and dip here.
Sunday came along all too soon, and we all packed up our trash. One by one, we got our trash out of the room, with me closing up the bill.
With that done, I had to finish packing my studio down and putting that away – as well as taping the hell out of one my bags (the fabric finally gave way on it)
All too soon, it was time to say farewell, and begin the long trek to Hamburg. But first, with good plane watching opportunities – let’s go back upstairs and shoot some pictures of planes.
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