Ivy Boutique Hotel - Chicago

$229 for a One-Night Stay at Ivy Boutique Hotel in Chicago (Up to $429 Value)

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New Boutique Hotel Steps from Michigan Avenue

Located one block east of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Ivy Boutique Hotel opens in May 2012 as the newest work from Arthur Minor, who designed The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. With swanky amenities including mirror televisions and theater surround sound in all guest rooms, the hotel seems poised to become one of the city’s most exclusive hotels. Although the Ivy rises up 15 stories, there are only five guest rooms per floor, providing guests with a mixture of intimacy and comfort that makes it “the only true boutique luxury hotel in the city,” according to HotelChatter.

After guests check in via iPad, hotel staff members personally escort them to 675-square-foot king suites. A paragon of modern design, the suites contain platform beds with white leather headboards and floor-to-ceiling windows that open. Eco-friendly bamboo flooring, along with organic towels and rugs made from thistle, help to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint. Guests can watch the flat-screen TV set in the vanity mirror while getting ready in the morning or practice Tarzan-style affirmation chants in the rainforest shower.

The Ivy is also in the process of opening an intimate 30- to 40-person restaurant and bar on the first floor. "We will try to use as much organic produce as possible," manager James Cazares says of his upcoming, reservations-only hot spot. A rooftop lounge opening in June will offer picture-perfect views of the city.

Gold Coast, Chicago: Ritzy Residential Neighborhood with Historical Mansions and Hip Restaurants

Located north of downtown, Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood hugs the shore of Lake Michigan, occupying some of the city's most desirable real estate. Its reputation as an upscale residential spot dates back to 1882, when wealthy businessmen began building castle-like mansions along the waterfront. For a glimpse at these historical estates, head to the Seven Houses on Lake Shore Drive District, where you'll find a French-chateau-inspired mansion that now serves as the International Museum of Surgical Science. A walk down Astor Street reveals some of the city's most unique architecture, including the Charnley-Persky House built by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in 1892.

Those looking for a hip nightlife will find trendy restaurants and nightclubs—many of which are open until 5 a.m.—catering to a well-dressed crowd. For people watching and the occasional celebrity sighting, head to Rush and Division, a see-and-be-seen spot dotted with upscale shops, classic Chicago bars, and diamond-encrusted parking meters.

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What You Get

  • $229 for a one-night stay for two in a king suite

Book by: 7/14/12
Travel between 5/31/12–8/31/12

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Amenities

  • Modern suites with mirror TVs and theater surround sound
  • Intimate onsite restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Rooftop terrace slated to open in June
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/14/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must travel between 5/31/12-8/31/12
  • Not valid 6/1-6/5, 6/10-6/12, 6/19-6/21, 7/21-7/24, 8/1-8/8, 8/16-8/18, or 8/30-8/31
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $15 fee
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid only for king suite
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 16.4% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One california king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that open
  • Flat-screen mirror TV in bathroom

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: valet parking available for an additional $50 per day
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $229 for a one-night stay for two in a king suite (up to a $429 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: about 20 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD); about 15 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • By cab: about $40 from ORD; about $35 from MDW

Traveler's Tips

  • The hotel restaurant requires reservations.
  • Parking in this neighborhood can be difficult; valet parking is available for $50 per day.

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