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The Drake Hotel
The Drake is a cityscape landmark and has been a symbol of white glove elegance for eighty years. The pride of all Chicagoans, it has been the first choice of celebrities and Heads of State since its opening in 1920. Scenes from several movies were filmed at The Drake Hotel including Risky Business, My Best Friend's Wedding, What Women Want, Continental Divide, Flags of Our Fathers and Wicker Park were filmed at the hotel.
The Drake Hotel Oak Brook
Breathtakingly elegant, lavish, and newly renovated, The Drake Oak Brook features traditional furnishings and timeless architecture. Stunning banquet rooms open to newly designed terraces and courtyards.
The Glen Club
Come for business, stay for golf. The Glen Club has 21 overnight rooms featuring unique layouts and elegant fixtures including historic photographs from Chicago's famous Golf Clubs. Dine on delicious American fare at "The Grill" or host your corporate events in our elegant ballroom seating up to 230, or our stately meeting rooms. Visit the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Glen Club's golf course features rolling terrain with dramatic elevation changes, meandering lakes and streams and stunning vistas.
The Herrington Inn & Spa
Nestled in to the banks of the Fox River, The Herrington offers romantic getaways, executive events, weddings, corporate events, and riverside dining 45 minutes from downtown Chicago.
Built in the historic Williamsburg-style in 1927, the Homestead has been under family management for over 75 years. The 90-room hotel is conveniently located on a quiet residential street adjacent to Evanston’s downtown business district and Lake Michigan. Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast and garage parking during their overnight, or longer stay (rooms can be rented by the day, month or longer.) The hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Quince, serves contemporary American cuisine and Q2, the hotel’s intimate cocktail lounge, is not to be missed.
The Hotel Elkton
This hotel is located in the Historic Downtown Quincy Business District. If you're not looking for brand new, and want to experience a hotel of 50-80 years ago, give this one a try. This hotel is right above a favorite local restaurant, "The Patio," and is also a block away from Washington Park, the location of one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates.
The Inn at Market Square
An 84 room hotel located in the heart of downtown Zion, within walking distance of the Cancer Treatment Center of America, 1/2 mile from Zion Solutions, and only 15 minutes from NTC Great Lakes. The hotel offers a selection of King and Queen rooms, Extended Stay Suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as King Suites with separate living and sleeping areas, custom linens and Decor, Business Center, Meeting and Training Rooms, Large (250 person) Banquet Hall. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and flat panel TV.
The Inn at New Salem
Enjoy the environment of this local Inn. Conveniently located near New Salem State Historic Site. Just a short drive from Springfield, IL.
The Inn at Oak Terrace
New rooms, each with 2 queen size beds. The Inn is adjacent to the pro shop & 18-hole golf course and a restaurant/ lounge. Conference and reception facilities available.
The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Unique guest rooms featuring upgraded room amenities, Irish themed artwork, complimentary breakfast, day spa, pool, Wi-Fi and live entertainment in Frank O'Dowd's Pub. Suites w/whirlpools and valley views.
The James Hotel
297 rooms. 106 suites. Seven meeting rooms. 200 nonsmoking rooms. One restaurant - David Burke's Primehouse. The Spa. 24-hour room service and concierge service. The second in a dynamic new line of hotels that Travel & Leisure named "America's sexiest." James fuses modern American comfort, service and style with state of the art technology. A multiregional Italian restaurant, JBar and The Gym, our signature fitness center, are highlights. Located at Rush & Ontario at the center of the Magnificent Mile and gateway to River North.
The Lodge - Springfield
Two-story motel with 4 buildings, free parking, outdoor swimming pool, full-service restaurant and lounge and cable TV with HBO. Front desk is staffed 24 hours daily.
The Lotus Suites
This affordable, extended stay hotel is situated on a 200 acre Championship Golf Estate. An 80-room all-suite hotel, some with full kitchens and fireplaces, offering great amenities including in-room microwaves, mini refrigerators, cable television with HBO, Nintendo games and coffee maker. Relax in the heated indoor pool or Jacuzzi, work out in the fitness area, play a game of tennis or practice on the driving range and wake up to a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet.
The Magnuson Hotel of Dixon
At the Magnuson Hotel of Dixon, we have some of the best rates in the area. We're located close to both Dixon and the Sterling/Rock Falls area and are a 5-minute drive to Ronald Reagan's Boyhood Home. Located next to the Brandywine Banquet Facility.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Hotel
Deluxe accommodations with 200 acre expanse of unique architecture and landscaping.
The Oaks Hotel
The Peninsula Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago is a Five Star, Five Diamond luxury hotel perfectly situated in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Well-appointed guest rooms—among the largest in Chicago—are complemented with exemplary service and indulgent amenities that include a large indoor swimming pool, modern gym, an outdoor sun deck with city views and exquisite onsite dining. Guests can also retreat to the Peninsula Spa, rated the “#1 Hotel Spa in the U.S.” by Condé Nast Traveler.
The Red Carpet Inn - South Holland
Regency Inn offers clean, comfortable rooms at affordable prices. The South Holland Regency Inn is the perfect alternative to high priced lodging.
The Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
Located near O’Hare Airport, the Renaissance offers roomy suites with bedroom and living areas. The hotel also features an indoor pool and fitness center. Roll the dice at the new Rivers Casino nearby.
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Set atop Water Tower Place, above prestigious North Michigan Avenue, this property is just an elevator ride from over 100 shops & boutiques and offers exceptional Lake Michigan and skyline views from each spacious guestroom. Recently opened, The dec Rooftop Bar provides a new and chic outdoor spot for sipping, savoring and socializing. Casual elegance and brasserie-inspired cuisine come together at deca RESTAURANT + BAR, serving inventive fare from morning to night. Enjoy easy access to such famed attractions as The Magnificent Mile, The Museum of Contemporary Art and The John Hancock Observatory or stay in and request an in-room visit from the popular Candy Man.
The River Hotel - Chicago
84 rooms 16 suites High-Speed internet access, iron, dryer, coffeemaker, one restaurant. Lounge, valet/laundry, business center, exercise facilities, room service, concierge desk. Free chilled purified water. located near Magnificent Mile, Theatre District, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Marina City.
The Riverbed Inn
Small, family oriented facility. Rental available daily and monthly.
The Rock Inn Motel
Reasonably priced sleeping units one mile North of Cave-In-Rock on Hwy 1. Located at the entrance to the Shawnee National Forest. Seven units near Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Lake, Tower Rock and all that Southern Illinois has to offer. Extremely affordable rates.
CITY:Cave In Rock
The State House Inn - An Ascend Collection Hotel
Located in downtown Springfield, the State House Inn is right across the street from the Illinois State Capitol complex. The hotel is within walking distance of many historic sites, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, as well as gay-friendly bars and restaurants.
The Talbott Hotel
Charming European style just steps from the John Hancock Center. Two fireplaces form a focal point in the Victorian style lobby. Completely renovated in 2001. Complimentary high speed internet access in guestrooms.
The Welcome Hotel & Suites
The Welcome Hotel & Suites in Decatur, Illinois is located just minutes from downtown, and just 9 miles from Lake Decatur, Scovill Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Illinois. With its close proximity to Millikin University, Spitler Woods State Park, Macon Speedway and Rotary Park, this hotel offers guests a convenient place to stay at an affordable price. It is located just 15 minutes from the Decatur, Illinois Airport. The hotel offers guests a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning, free wireless Internet, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, business center, and meeting space for small to medium sized groups. A welcome reception is hosted every M-Th from 5-7 PM.
The Westin Chicago River North
The Westin Chicago River North is Chicago's leading, upscale downtown hotel, centrally located in the heart of the business and theater district and within walking distance of Michigan Ave.
The Westin Chicago River North
424 rooms. 17 suites. All nonsmoking. On-site health club. One restaurant. Room service. Located on the scenic Chicago River in the progressive River North district.
The Westin O'Hare
Just a 5 minute complimentary shuttle ride from O'Hare Airport. Oversized guest rooms, great restaurants, a complete healthclub with swimming pool, business center, and meeting/banquet facilities for 6 to 1,200 people.
The Whitehall Hotel
Four star European boutique hotel located just off the Magnificent Mile, one block from the famous Water Tower Place and nearby dining and shopping.
The William Watson Hotel
Located on the square in Pittsfield, this newly renovated historic hotel features 14 rooms which include 5 suites. Built in 1833 for William Watson, the first probate judge in Pike County. Located within walking distance of shopping, dining and the historical court house.
Thelma Keller Convention Center
Central Illinois' premier meeting destination, the Thelma Keller Convention Center, offers today's meeting/event/wedding planners a relaxed atmosphere, quality service and tempting cuisine designed to make every event impressive and productive. No matter what size event you are planning, they have room for your needs. Deluxe conference facilities. Impeccable service. Dedicated staff. On-site technical and meeting planning resources. The Convention Center offers over 20,000 square feet of space with a grand ballroom measuring 10,500 square feet. Perfect for your next meeting or a beautiful wedding here.
theWit - A Doubletree Hotel
298 rooms. 60 suites. Two restaurants. Lounge. Valet/laundry. Business center. Exercise facilities. Room service. 60 seat private screening room.
Whether you call it the “L” or the “El”, an elevated experience is exactly what to expect at Thompson Chicago. British design icon Tara Bernerd turns her worldly, eclectic sensibility to eleven, with the loft-like, urban industrial bones of the lobby and lounge accented with warm American woods and clean, mid-century lines throughout our unique downtown Chicago hotel. Now imagine your own luxe studio in the skies overlooking the hip Gold Coast neighborhood’s leafy streets, with the Chicago skyline and Great Lake waterscape daring you to look away.
Timber Creek Inn and Suites - Worldhotels
In beautiful wooded surroundings, Timber Creek Inn & Suites' friendly, lodge-like ambiance adds to the adjoining state-of-the-art convention center. AAA diamond rated this full-service hotel provides big city amenities and is an ideal choice for business, wedding or leisure travelers. Choose from 100 relaxing, spacious guestrooms and suites. Enjoy a full range of lavish comforts, including plush beds, luxury bedding and 24-hour room service. Each well-appointed guest room or suite comes complete with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, cable satellite television and high-speed internet access. After a restful night enjoy a full decadent hot breakfast buffet, swim in the indoor heated swimming pool or work out in the 24-hour exercise facility. Relax again in the sumptuous spa or enjoy live entertainment on the outdoor deck. Step into the great outdoors and you’ll find sand volleyball courts, fire pits, and a plethora of hiking trails crisscrossing the woodland grounds. On-site restaurant bar & grill available for your dining convenience. Selected suites add the extra indulgence of whirlpool alcoves. Conveniently located off State Route 34 just minutes from top-rated antique shopping, Silver Springs State Park, Raging Waves Water Park and Farnsworth House. 100% non-smoking, energy-efficient and eco-friendly. (Luxurious on-site spa coming soon.)
Town and Country Inn and Suites
93 room hotel with a wide variety of rooms and suites. Rooms with microwaves and refrigerators are available. All rooms have coffee makers. Complimentary expanded continental breakfast Hi Speed Internet 300 room banquet hall – two smaller meeting rooms – full service catering available Indoor Pool Exercise Room Lounge with limited hours Whirlpool suites Two room suites Adjoining rooms
Town and Country Motel
28 rooms, 18 rooms completely new. Enjoy a meal at Three Stars Family Restaurant.
Town House Motel Freeport
Located on the west side of the city, this is a 30 room motel with ground floor rooms, suites; non-smoking rooms; cable TV; movie channels; wireless internet; in room phones; nearby restaurants and shopping; pets welcome with manager's approval; senior citizen; truckers, government employees and multiple night discounts; golf and wedding packages. Rates: $49.00 to $89.00.
Towne House Motel
Towneplace Suites - Dundee
Hotel amenities include fully equipped kitchens, large work spaces with 2 phone lines, personalized voicemail, on-site business services, and more.
Towneplace Suites by Marriott
All suite hotel featuring our "Morning Break" breakfast, "In a Pinch" market, and complimentary high speed wireless internet. Our Suites are 30% larger than a standard hotel room and feature fully equipped kitchens.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lombard
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 125-room new, moderately priced all suite hotel by Marriott designed for travelers who will be away from home for a week or months at a time.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Naperville
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - The perfect relocation hotel for extended-stay travelers. Providing studio & one- or two- bedroom suites with refrigerator, stove top, microwave. Free deluxe continental breakfast, high-speed wireless access, indoor pool/whirlpool. 100% smoke-free hotel!
Located on East Main in Olney, this motel offers comfortable rooms for travelers. Sportsmen take note, electrical hookups for boaters are available and other needs for sportsmen.
Located off I-74 just 5 minutes from Peoria the Travelodge features a continental breakfast, free local phone calls, guest laundry. Economy priced with clean rooms and a friendly staff.
Travelodge Downtown Chicago
Please see website or call.
Small European hotel.
19 rooms, restaurants nearby, non-smoking rooms, free movie channel.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
Soaring 92 stories above the Loop and North Michigan Avenue, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is a showcase of bold style and engaging design, polished stainless steel and iridescent-tinted glass. It is the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world, and downtown Chicago's most enviable address.
Unique Suites Hotel
For this locally owned hotel, showing guests special attention is our goal to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We have connections with caterers and plenty of ballroom area to host your next party or conference. We are a 77 room hotel with ballroom facilities, seasonal swimming pool, free WIFI and continental breakfast. Located in Charleston, Illinois near Eastern Illinois University.
United Motel - Lansing
Full-service facility. A total of 166 guest rooms, accessible to downtown Chicago. Banquets up to 100, small meetings, parties.
USML Conference Center
Situated on 900 acres of wooded land, the Conference Center at the University of St. Mary provides meeting space for groups from 3 to 300.
44 room hotel, handicap accessible, cable television, outdoor pool, pets accepted, restaurant witnin walking distance, complimentary breakfast.
Village Inn Motel
American owned and operated is what you'll find on the sign! 12 clean, reasonably priced, air conditioned rooms are offered. Cable TV, Free HBO and Showtime and phones in all the rooms. Just 7 miles west of White Pines State Park.
Village of Roselle
Roselle is a northwestern suburb of Chicago and is home to 22,763 people. Located approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago, 25 minutes from O'Hare International Airport, and 10 minutes from two major shopping centers, Roselle provides the quality of life and sense of community usually found only in a small town, with the convenience of a larger metropolitan area.
W Chicago City Center
Located in the Loop, the W Chicago is close to downtown theaters, the Willis Tower, Millennium Park and The Art Institute. The hotel offers in-room spa treatments and the 24-hour Sweat Fitness Center.
W Chicago Lakeshore
Overlooking Lake Michigan, this hip hotel is close to Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach and the Magnificent Mile. Indulge in the hotel’s Bliss Spa, sip a cocktail at the 33rd-floor Whiskey Sky bar that offers amazing panoramic views and dine on Mediterranean dishes at Wave.
Wagon Hound Ranch
For a quiet country getaway, visit the Wagon Hound Ranch, built in 2001. Enjoy fishing, hiking, and hunting on this 200-acre farm. Hot tub, handicap accessible, no drinking, smoking or pets allowed.
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Indulge in sophisticated elegance at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, previously The Elysian Hotel, located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood with exclusive shopping, dining, nightlife and the Windy City's most famed attractions. Savor inspired American and French cuisine in captivating restaurants featuring RIA, a Michelin Two Star restaurant and Balsan,a market-driven bistro showcasing refined yet rustic fare with an American sensibility. Guests can also indulge in the rejuvenating Spa & Health Club located in the hotel.
26 rooms, some with kitchenettes. Handicap rooms, pet friendly.
West Motel - Freeport
This pleasant, family-owned 19 room motel offering good service is located on the west edge of the city near restaurants and gas stations. Non-smoking rooms; king size beds; cable TV with remote; movie channels; in room phones, iron, ironing board; in room refrigerator and microwave; free coffee; senior citizen and multiple night discounts. Rates: $50.00 to $60.00.
Western Illinois University Union Motel
Westin Chicago Northwest
On O'Hare perimeter hotel, located just 12 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and 27 miles from downtown Chicago. Newly renovated in 2007, our four-star, four-diamond hotel is situated in the Chancellory Business Park and three miles from the Schaumburg/Woodfield business district, convenient to such companies as Arthur J. Gallagher, Sun Microsystems, Hitachi, and NEC Display Solutions. We offer special amenities designed to exceed all of your expectations - from the Heavenly Bed® with an oasis of plush comfort to the Heavenly Shower® with dual showerheads and more elbow room. Renew your commitment to fitness at the WestinWORKOUT® Gym. The Westin Kids Club® features fun activities, essential amenities, and helpful services for children under 13. Enjoy delicious dining at Don Shula's Steakhouse, considered one of the top steakhouses in the U.S. Renew, refresh, and revive at The Westin Chicago Northwest.
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center will boast 500 luxurious state of the art guest rooms featuring the Westin Heavenly Bed & Bath. Visit Westin Workout powered by Reebok to jumpstart your day or unwind at Harry Caray's Holy Mackerel! American Fish House.
Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel
The Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel is located close to 900 N. Michigan Ave., Bloomingdales, Water Tower, and Oak Street Beach.
White House Inn
This beautifully restored 1860s home offers four rooms, a full kitchen, a hot tub and the convenience of walking distance to everything in beautiful Nauvoo.
Willard Richards Inn
People that come to Nauvoo looking for a unique experience stay at the Willard Richards Inn. Instead of simply visiting the historic sites, stay in one and make the whole experience more memorable. The Willard Richards Inn is located in the heart of the Historic District of Nauvoo, boasting beautiful views of the Nauvoo Temple and only steps away from the Nauvoo Pageant.
William Watson Hotel
Our hotel was built in 1838 by William Watson. It was frequented by Abraham Lincoln and his contemporaries when practicing law in the old Pike County courthouse. We renovated for over two years and reopened in December 2008. All of us here at WWH are passionate about Pike County, and want to share that passion with you. Our hotel has turned into a great meeting place and a secluded getaway all in one. Give us a call and we will be happy to help you plan your visit.
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - 220 rooms including 56 private concierge-floor rooms. Convenient to McCormick Place and Oak Brook. Complimentary Midway Airport shuttle available. Meetings to 600 people, banquets to 360.
Willows Hotel, The - Neighborhood Inns of Chicago
This boutique hotel is located in a historic landmark decorated with nineteenth-century French reproduction furnishings. Willows Hotel is close to Boystown bars and restaurants, as well as Lakeview and Lincoln Park shops.
Wingate by Wyndham
A beautiful new hotel conveniently located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. A great place to stay for business or pleasure. Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool and spa, wireless internet and hot breakfast.
Wingate by Wyndham
Every room at the Wingate by Wyndam is designed to cater to our guest's needs. Rooms are well-appointed with amenities like complimentary wired & wireless high-speed internet, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in every room. Additionally, the property also features leisure amenities like an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness room, business center and sundry shop. We offer a free hot breakfast buffet from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in our hotel lobby daily as part of your stay.
Wingate by Wyndham
At the beautiful Wingate by Wyndham, we know you mean business. Our upscale hotel is proud to offer a host of valuable amenities at no extra cost to you. Our all-inclusive pricing model gives you access to services and benefits you won't find at other hotel chains, all free of charge.
Wingate by Wyndham - Joliet
Conveniently located near I-55 and I-80, Wingate by Wyndham welcomes business, groups, sports and leisure travelers. Serving hot complimentary breakfast daily, business center, free parking, Wi-Fi, indoor pool and fitness center.
Wingate By Wyndham Arlington Heights
Complimentary continental hot breakfast, free airport and local shuttle (Monday through Friday), whirlpool, exercise room, guest laundry, Jacuzzi suites, and meeting rooms available. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. 5 miles from Schaumburg Convention Center. Easy access to I-90. Minutes away from O'Hare Airport. Only 3 miles from Woodfield Mall. Complimentary Manager's Reception Monday through Thursday.
Wingate by Wyndham Schaumburg/Convention Center
Guests will enjoy spacious, newly updated guest rooms with 32" plasma TVs, alarm clocks with iPod docking, free high-speed Internet access and complimentary expanded hot breakfast buffet. Guests will have use of our Jacuzzi and workout room and have access to our 24-hour business center. Meeting rooms are available. Enjoy drinks and snacks at our complimentary Manager's Reception Monday through Thursday evening.
Wingate Inn by Wyndham
Offering 108 rooms and suites, coffeemaker, iron & board, 2-line cordless phone with dataport conference call and voicemail. Enjoy the fitness center, whirlpool and breakfast bar.
Wingate Inn by Wyndham
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Wingate by Wyndham makes your trip easier! Centrally located off Interstate 74. Complimentary hot continental breakfast!
Located in Nauvoo's Historic Downtown District the Woodruff Hotel welcomes its guests into the original 1871 Temple House building. Recognized in the National Registry of Historic Places, and standing high among the city's revered landmarks, this special Nauvoo hotel is named after one of Nauvoo's early distinguished and beloved residents. . . Wilford Woodruff.
Write Inn - Oak Park
Visit this historic renovated inn with its 65 delightful rooms and suites. Family rooms with mini kitchens, spacious Parlor rooms furnished with selected antiques, or Signature Suites with marble Jacuzzi baths available. Free WiFi is available in all of our rooms and an internet station is available in the lobby. Located in the heart of Oak Park, the Write Inn is close to shopping, Frank Lloyd Wright walking tours, and the Hemingway Museum. Travel to Chicago is fast and convenient as the Write Inn is only 2 blocks north of Chicago's Green Line. Features the fine cuisine of Hemmingway's Bistro.
Newly remodeled; rooms with kitchenettes; others with microwave and refrigerators; cable television, free HBO and free local calls.
Wyndham Garden Hotel - Buffalo Grove
Two story, garden style property perfect for business or leisure traveler.
Wyndham Garden O'Hare/Elk Grove Village
The Brand New Wyndham Garden O'Hare/ Elk Grove Village is a contemporary urban retreat convenient to both O'Hare and Midway Airports, downtown Chicago, and Woodfield Mall. We are conveniently located in the center of Elk Grove Village Business Complex. Get energized in our state of the art deluxe fitness center. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails in our trendy restaurant and lounge. Our wonderfully inviting rooms and suites feature 32" HDTVs, Wyndham Be Well® Bed, wired and wireless Internet, MP3 capability, granite bathrooms, cordless speaker phones, desk with ergonomic chair, microwave, refrigerator, safe, iron and ironing board, and so much more. It's more than hospitality - it's an escape from the ordinary!
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Wyndham Glenview Suites
The seven-story, 253-room, all-suites Wyndham Glenview Suites features separate bedroom and living rooms. The suites are complete with flat-screen TV’s, complementary wireless Internet, mini bar, microwave and refrigerator. Guests can enjoy two restaurants or the workout room with an indoor pool and whirlpool. Ten pet-friendly guest rooms are available.
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Formerly Hotel 71, the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront hotel is a full-service hotel is just steps from The Loop – Chicago’s theatre and cultural district – and several renowned Chicago business headquarters. Access the legendary Magnificent Mile, a mere stroll across the Chicago River nearby.