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Where’s Wallace – Art Institute Chicago Pt. 1

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Lichtenstein exhibition My latest concierge visit was to the Art Institute of Chicago for the opening of their newest exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective. I’d seen these paintings before a lot but I never realized it! You probably have too. Lichtenstein’s work takes its inspiration from popular culture and mass media during Lichtenstein’s life (1923-1997) […]

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Grant Park Music Festival

Best Western River North Grant Park Summer Concerts

  Free. Outdoor. Concerts. To us Chicago locals and our summer visitors, that’s music to our ears. Each summer we’re treated to 10 weeks of classical music concerts during the Grant Park Music Festival held in Millenium Park. Now in its 78th season, this year’s festival will include its signature one-of-kind mi x of symphonic […]

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Where’s Wallace – ComedySportz Theatre

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“School Lunch,” “Oscar Moment,” “Sing It!,” “Texts from Last Night”. No, these aren’t tracks on the new Justin Bieber album; they’re the names of sketches performed at the hilarious ComedySportz Chicago improv club! We recently took a trip just north of downtown to Lake View, a short cab ride or trip via public transportation (CTA) […]

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Your Cheap Eats List for River North Chicago

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At Best Western Plus River North Hotel, I’ve asked fans what they’d like to see on our blog. What are they craving? Well, it seems at the top of that list is food. Or, more specifically, people want to know about “Cheap Eats” in our neighborhood. Some guests do want to experience the exquisiteness that […]

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Where’s Wallace – The Berghoff

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I grew up in Chicago and, let me tell you, it’s hard to think of a more iconic restaurant that’s been a staple in Chicago as long as The Berghoff has. The bar opened in 1898 and besides a short stint in ‘06, this establishment has been open ever since. As you might guess, it […]

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Where’s Wallace – Lou Mitchell’s

Lou Mitchell restaurant, Best Western River North, Chicago hotel

“Where can we get a good breakfast?” I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked that as a concierge! Guests want a good meal for breakfast , of course. But often what people really mean when asking me is, “Where can I have an experience while getting breakfast in Chicago?” “Where can I go […]

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Book a Smarter Trip, Plan a Smarter Stay

Local Recommendations at Best Western downtown Chicago

You’ve just gotten back from your trip to Chicago and run into someone you know. “Oh you were just in Chicago? I know this great little place!” or “Were you sure to see X?” At BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel we have no shortage of recommendations for our guests depending on their interests, budget […]

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Announcing CHICAGO SHOT Monthly Photo Contest

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At our downtown hotel in Chicago, we know that a key part of our guest’s experience is exploring the city and seeing the Amazing sights downtown. And what better way to capture your trip to Chicago than through a photo? A picture’s worth a thousand words but for our guests it could be worth a […]

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New Year For All, New Deals For YOU!

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With the start of 2012, BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel is unveiling new giveaways, contests, and drawings for You, our fans, to score big! (Not a Facebook Fan? Click Here to become one!) Here is what our fans can expect in 2012: 1.  FREE Breakfast for Two – Our Facebook Fans and Foursquare users […]

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“Dance Fridays” Launch, Called “Epic” By This Blogger

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There’s Dancing. There’s Hilarity. There’s Embarrassment (though not on your end). And best of all, the director is…YOU! This month we announced Dance Fridays – our monthly feature of different departments in our downtown Chicago hotel dancing to various songs. But apart from the idea and some general parameters, our Facebook Fan’s get to be […]

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