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Chicago’s famed Michigan Ave will be getting a “cool” make over this summer. Chicago-area artists unveiled nine newly re-purposed refridgerators as part of the city’s “Fine Art Fridges” exhibit. The fridges were designed to bring attention to ComEd’s appliance recycling program. The fridges will be lining Michigan Ave from Illinois St to Chicago Ave now […]

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Best Western Chicago – 2010 Award

Best Western River North Hotel - 2010 Director's Award

We are pleased to annouce that we again have earned the Director’s Award from Best Western International. The award is earned for superior achievement in Quality Assurance. This award places our hotel in the top 20% of all Best Western hotels. We are the only Best Western in downtown Chicago to achieve this designation.

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Where’s Wallace July Best Western River North

Wheres Wallace July - Buddy Guys

When I think Chicago, I think blues music. And in Chicago, no one does it better than Buddy Guy. So yesterday I headed over to Buddy Guy’s Legends Restaurant and Bar. After more than 20 years turning out great blues music in the South Loop, Buddy opened up a brand new location in June of […]

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Best Western Opens Books

Open Bookshelf

Sales manager Christine Quinn poses with our new Open Bookshelf. It’s our version of take-a-book/leave-a-book We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with local nonprofit, Open Books! This Chicago social venture has been helping to spread literacy throughout the city since 2006. In just that short time, Open books has developed several different community […]

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Tour Chicago

See Chicago by Bike

Looking for a new way to see Chicago? Check out this article in the Chicago Tribune listing the Top Ten Tours of the city. Our personal favorite is the Chicago Chocolate Tour. Feeling guilty after all that chocolate? Try a bike tour of Barack Obama’s old neighborhood or learn about the real life stories of […]

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June Where’s Wallace – Best Western River North Chicago

Wheres Wallace

This month, I didn’t have to go far to find some great food. I went just across the street to Portillo’s Hot Dogs. This Chicago chain has been serving great Chicago Style hot dogs and italian beefs since 1963. Today I tried their delicious Chicago hot dog, which as some of you know, is topped […]

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“Walk Around Sue” walks on over to Best Western River North

Even Walk Around Sue enjoys our Free Parking

This past friday, our hotel was thrilled to check in one of our newest guests, “Walk Around Sue”. This 6 foot tall and 13 foot long animatronic dinosaur came over to us, courtesy of the Field Museum in celebration of Sue the T-Rex’s 10th anniversary. If you missed her at our hotel, you can still […]

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Chicago Summer – Best Western River North

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Now that Memorial Day is over, we can finally say SUMMER IS HERE!!! And not a moment too soon. Of course, the start of summer in Chicago can only mean one thing: Chicago Festivals! This year, all the favorites make their return. Kicking it off is the Gospel Music Fest June 5th and 6th, followed […]

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Mammoths and Mastodons Coloring Contest Winner Announced!

Coloring Contest Winner - Best Western Chicago - June 2010

Congratulations to 7 year old Joe S. from Michigan. Joe is the winner of our Field Museum inspired coloring contest! Joe and his family will receive two complimentary nights at Best Western River North Hotel and 4 tickets to the Field Museum to visit the Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibit.

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Where’s Wallace – May – Best Western Chicago

May Edition Where's Wallace

With so much excitement taking place at The Field Museum, I had to go check things out this month. As we mentioned before the awesome Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibit has been open for a while now. It is really impressive seeing these creatures from the Ice Age. Our Mammoths and Mastodons Coloring Contest is coming […]

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