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All posts tagged Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Chicago Air & Water Show

Chicago Air & Water Show

Where to stay for the 55th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show – August 16 & 17 Read more…

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The Vivian Maier exhibit

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The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

BuildingA visit to Chicago to see our awesome publisher, Xan, was long overdue.  So, my little sister and I hopped a quick flight on Southwest to the Windy City. Founder of VODA Magazine, which is based in Chicago, this native knew just where my sis and I should stay.  Without hesitation, Xan recommended the fairly new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.  I’ll admit I was hesitant at first as I’m more of a Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton fan and also had my eyes set on the understated, yet sophisticated Park Hyatt Chicago, but I trusted my business partner and just one look at the exquisite architecture and I was hooked.  The Radisson Blu Aqua was also the host hotel to Chicago Gourmet, the city’s premiere food and wine festival, so staying there was a no brainer.  The brief weekend visit did not allow time to experience the festival, but we sent our fab food writer, Emily, to report back, stay tuned tomorrow for her article. When we walked into the room, the bathroom floor sparkled like diamonds and the vast balcony overlooking the city was spectacular.  While we didn’t make time for lounging in the sun (there was shopping to do and brunch to be had), we did love the look of the resort-style pool area outfitted with firepits and an outdoor running track. Read more…

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