by Courtney W. May for the Editorial Advisory Board
Last week, the Conrad Chicago
continued their renovations and updates with new linens in the guest rooms (500 thread count Pratesi linens) and plush Pratesi towels and bathrobes. They have also rolled out the complimentary high speed wireless internet throughout the entire hotel, comp shoe shine services and evening turndown service with comp bottled water. Other ongoing renovations include 42' flat screen HD plasma tvs and Bose home theater systems. 4 floors within the Conrad's building have been completed and the 5th floor of guest rooms should be done by the end of July - but all rooms should be upgraded with these new amenities by mid October of 2006.
Just past the fifth-floor lobby of downtown Chicago's Conrad Hotel
is an alfresco escape -- The Terrace at Conrad (see image). It is a great place to unwind in a chic outdoor setting with fantastic cityscape views. This alfresco dining destination just recently opened at the end of May. Best of all, on Sunday and Monday nights you can enjoy movie night on the Terrace!
The July movie line up includes:
– Guess who is coming to dinner
– Guy’s and Dolls
– Citizen Cane
– Star Wars
– Dr. Strangelove
– Rear Window
– Annie Hall
– All About Eve
– On the Water Front
– Ben Hur
(but remember - movies may be subject to change so check with them first)
And don't forget about the Special Offer from Five Star Alliance for the Conrad Chicago:
Guests making their reservations through Five Star Alliance will receive a welcome amenity, continental breakfast for two (2) daily, and a possible upgrade upon check-in based upon availability.