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La Quinta Inn - Chicago/O'Hare Airport
The La Quinta Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport is just minutes northwest of O'Hare International Airport (ORD). We are the perfect destination for business visitors to United Airlines Training Center (2 mi), Elk Grove Village Industrial Business Park, Allstate Arena (3 mi).
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Blue Moon Bikes Cycle & Fitness
Blue Moon Bikes is a full service bicycle shop specializing in: new and classic bicycles, antique bikes, parts, bike restoration and repair, as well as trading and buying old bikes. Blue Moon Bikes is run by a group of bicycle specialists.
Quality Inn & Suites O'Hare - Chicago/ Elk Grove Village
The Quality Inn & Suites Elk Grove Village is just 5 miles away from Woodfield Mall. The hotel is convenient to O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Rosemont Convention Center, Allstate Arena, Akoo Theater, CTA Train station, and Schaumburg Convention Center, and is twenty minutes from downtown Chicago. Hotel features include: Sealy Posturepedic sleep experience, TV with cable and Nintendo Wii at lobby introducing Mario Kart, telephone with voicemail and data port, iron/ironing board; hair dryer; coffee maker, alarm clock with radio, complimentary coffee and tea 24 hours in the lobby, reliable complimentary WiFi, Daily Newspaper. Facilities and services: A meeting room with theater seating, up to 25, non-smoking and accessible rooms available, safe-deposit boxes in all rooms, coin-operated laundry service, complimentary parking, exercise room available, Choice Reward enrollment and start earning points. Park & Fly available.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Comfort Inn O'Hare
150 total rooms. 8 suites. One restaurant. High speed internet access. Lounge. Valet/Laundry. Business center. Room service. Complimentary breakfast. Located near Chicago O'Hare Airport, Des Plaines/Rosemont shopping malls.
Courtyard Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Oakbrook Terrace
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Newly redesigned restaurant, serving breakfast. Enjoy our breakfast buffet or a cooked to order breakfast in comfortable surroundings. American cuisine. Casual dress code. Average cost per meal: under $12.
Westwood Tavern & Tap
The place to be for a warm and fun atmosphere with good food, cold beer and friendly people. Custom beer taps dispense cold beer right at your table. Beautiful outdoor bar and two fireplaces. Fresh sushi, tacos, great burgers and sandwiches - everything made from scratch including our corn tortillas and our freshly ground burgers.
PJ's Courthouse Tavern & Grille
Located across the street from the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse. PJ's offers a friendly atmosphere, great food, cold drinks, and often has live entertainment for locals and visitors to enjoy. Come to one of their many events, or just on a regular night and create ever lasting memories! Enjoy some shopping in Sycamore's downtown shopping district before stopping in for a bite to eat.
Motel 6 - Chicago/Rolling Meadows
Located just off Highway 53 North in the hear of the Rolling Meadows business district. Arlington Park Racecourse - 1 mile, Woodfield Mall - 5 miles. Complimentary morning coffee, swimming pool. WiFi available in all rooms. Motel 6 offers clean comfortable rooms and great service at the lowest price of any national chain.
Offering a distinctive entertainment and dining venue, Pinstripes celebrates 'sophisticated fun' in its warm and inviting 45,000 square foot indoor/outdoor facility complete with eighteen bowling lanes, six bocce courts, exceptional Italian-American bistro and wine cellar, outdoor patio and fireplace and beautifully appointed event and party rooms.
Hampton Inn - McHenry
A natural place to be... Welcome to the Hampton Inn McHenry. When the glaciers receded from this part of Illinois, they left behind a remarkable series of lakes, marshes and wetlands. These gorgeous natural areas have been preserved near the Hampton Inn® hotel in McHenry. Just minutes from the front door of our hotel in McHenry, you can see wildlife ranging from more than 100 species of bird to red fox and white-tail deer. For preservation of a different sort, simply walk through our downtown Riverwalk area to appreciate McHenry's commitment to its long history. And lastly, when you feel like a game of golf or a shopping excursion, you can find both near our hotel in McHenry. So come, check into the Hampton Inn hotel in McHenry. We think you'll find it a natural place to be.
Around the Clock Restaurant and Bakery
We offer quality food at a great value - breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, along with delicious specials and seasonal features and our own in-house bakery, featuring the best in homemade pies, cakes, pastries and other tempting desserts. Our on-site bakers will also be happy to create any specialty-themed item appropriate for your special event.
Stage Left Cafe
Decorated in back-stage motif, the new Stage Left Cafe offers a variety of beverages, souvenirs, entertainment and more. All presented in a unique atmosphere of theatrical tradition! Enjoy desserts too.
Bourbon Street Gallery
The Bourbon Street Gallery -- in the Bourbon Street area in Pheasant Run Resort & Spa. The gallery showcases the works of new, emerging and established Chicago artists.
Prairie State Winery Wine Downs
Enjoy live music & locally made Prairie State Wine during their Friday Night Wine Downs. The event is BYO "Nosh", so order in, bring your favorite wine snack and wine down Friday nights. See website for listing of performers and the weekly location (switches between Genoa and Sycamore Tasting Rooms) - May 6, 13 & 27 - special member events on May 20 & 21st
Morgan Christopher Salon and Spa
Hair and nail service, waxing and make-up, massage.
The Little Traveler - Geneva
This historic mansion features 36 rooms filled with treasures from around the world and a history over 80 years in the making.
S G Too
Select consignment and antique store. Everything for the home and garden.
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Oak Brook
Residence Inn Oak Brook has 156 suites with separate living and sleeping areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast buffet is included daily, an evening reception is provided Mon-Thurs, with appetizers, beer, wine and sodas.
Elleson's Bakery is a family-owned bakery in Sycamore, Illinois, since 1987. We use fresh, hand-mixed ingredients from our family recipes, handed down generation to generation, since 1880.
Art Attack offers a variety of classes, hosts private events, and has an artist gallery for viewing. Art Attack is a place for empowering self-expression and freedom through art.
Luxurious accommodations and exquisite hospitality await you at the Hilton Northbrook on Chicago’s North Shore. 248 guest rooms offer deluxe amenities designed to pamper you. Enjoy remarkable cuisine in the award-winning Allgauer’s on the Riverfront or relax in the indoor pool, whirlpool spa and sauna. The Hilton is ideally located just north of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Ravinia Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden, Six Flags Great America, and spectacular shopping.
Established in 1956, The Anvil Club is Chicago's premier private dining club, renowned for great steaks & seafood and unsurpassed service.
Tom's Vegetable Market
Seasonal - April through December. Garden center featuring baskets, fresh produce, bakery and gift shop, and a fall festival.
Sorrento's Restaurant welcomes you to the finest Italian and American cuisine. We are happy to meet all of your needs, as our customers are always our number one priority. Our specialties include aged prime rib, broiled lobster tail, hickor smoked BBQ ribs, and more! Walk-ins and reservations are accepted. Cash, money orders, traveler checks and all major credit cards accepted.
Serving an eclectic menu of fresh seafood, steaks, and tasty appetizers in a contemporary yet warm environment. Part of the Lettuce Entertain You stable of award-winning restaurants. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
Good food, good drinks, good company.
We are a flower & gift shop, garden center, landscape, nursery, patio and grill shop. We can landscape and decorate your home, your garden ... your life! Flower arrangements for any occasion.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Sycamore
69 rooms, all queen and king beds for your comfort. Located close to Northern Illinois University, Texas Roadhouse, and Walmart. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Refrigerators & Microwaves in all rooms.
Extended StayAmerica - Schaumburg/ I-90
Welcome to Extended StayAmerica Chicago - Schaumburg - Convention Center. Our hotel is designed especailly for longer stays with studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space, as well as amenities you won't find in a typical hotel.
Oregano's Corner Café
Oregano's serves Italian comfort food, using the same old country recipes passed down for over 100 years - one generation to the next. Only the freshest ingredients available are used, and of course, each dish is prepared the old fashioned way - from scratch order by order, so it does take just a little longer to serve you. Come hungry, enjoy, take home what you don't finish and leave happy!
The Omega Restaurant in Schaumburg, IL is a friendly family owned business. At Omega, we use only the freshest ingredients to prepare hearty omelettes, crepes, skillets, and a wide array of other great breakfast favorites. We’re also well known for a diverse selection of lunch and dinner items including American, Greek and Italian entrees.
Twilight Shuffle 5K Run
Run through the historic neighborhoods of the east side of Libertyville. Professional timing. Families are encouraged (no children under 9) to run. After finishing the course, all participants are invited to join their fellow racers for a fabulous post-race party (including light dinner and non-alcoholic drinks for all registered participants) at the new Mickey Finn's Brewery. No registrations will be accepted or processed after 12pm on race day.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago/ Schaumburg
Schaumburg's premier all-suite hotel offers a Suite Alternative for the traveler who expects all the comforts of home at a great price-value. Ideal for corporate travel, relocation, and a leisure getaway with your family or friends. Features our complimentary Suite Start Breakfast daily, and our Welcome Home Reception Monday through Thursday each week from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Sheraton Chicago Northbrook
The Sheraton Chicago Northbrook’s 161 deluxe guests rooms offer ultra-comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and an oversized bath. The hotel’s full service restaurant, Connections, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the upscale residential community of Northbrook, the hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants and shops.
Wool & Company
Wool and Company is a full service knitting and crochet store with an extensive gift selection. We spread our love of knitting in a fun, creative and informative way.
Playing by different rules, the extended-stay traveler needs a hotel that understands their special needs. We provide you the amenities that make you feel at home.
Hobnobbers Food & Spirits
Hobnobbers Food & Spirits is a new Restaurant and Sports Bar located in the former site of Mugzzies. Great Food and Great Atmosphere at affordable prices. As you enjoy the wide selection of traditional American foods such as burgers, pizza, and beer nuggets, you can watch your favorite sport on any one of their 15 large screen TV's!
Super 8 Motel/ Hampshire
Microwaves, mini-refrigerators and jaccuzi's in select rooms. Adjoining rooms, roll-away beds and cribs available.
An Artisan Bread Bakery featuring a delicious variety of fresh-baked breads, buns and more. Breadsmith is open Tuesday through Sunday. Stop in and see what makes us the special choice of bread lovers!
Hampton Inn - Carol Stream
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Change can be a good thing! Enjoy our entirely upgraded hotel in 2012 featuring new guest rooms with internet ready flat screen TVs, new Perfect Mix lobby/breakfast area, and more. Nearby are lush golf courses and a variety of shopping and dining options.
Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca
Contemporary decor with stylish furnishings including divided living and sleeping areas, two double plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" flat-panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, an over-sized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper, wet/dry bar and bathroom vanity with granite counter tops. Enjoy complimentary hotel-wide WiFi and continental breakfast buffet.
Bien Trucha Restaurante
Modern Mexican Restaurant specializing in tacos and margaritas, utilizing fresh ingredients to create a new and succulent Mexican experience.
Blue Violet BodyworksSpa
Facials, manicures, pedicures, body polish, haircuts, massage and more.
Super 8 Motel - Elgin
Begin at Super 8 Motel with free continental breakfast, and 24 hour coffee. Also enjoy free local calls and remote control TV with HBO, ESPN, CNN, Discovery and The Family Channel.
Dick Pond Athletics
Dick Pond Athletics is America's running shoe store specializing in footwear, clothing and accessories for runners, walkers and triathletes. Open daily. Across from Salerno's on the Fox Restaurant on Second Street (Rt. 31)
Contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambience with authentic rustic cooking, firendly service, and fair prices. Perfect location for a great night out or a private party.
Los Burritos Tapatios
Los Burritos Tapatios, located in Streamwood, has a variety of Mexican dishes and house specialities. They are open late for those after dinner cravings!
Blue Moon Bikes Vintage Sting Ray Museum
Blue Moon Bikes owner Rod Griffis has been an antique bicycle collector for more than a decade. He actively collects antique bikes, and Schwinn Sting-rays are his specialty. Rod's collection is world renowned for its completeness and authenticity. His extensive collection features Schwinn Sting-Rays from 1963 through the 1980's.
Champps Americana- Lombard
Champps is a sports bar and grille, but a bit more elegant than the traditional sports bar. Come in and enjoy excellent food prepared just the way you like it or watch your favorite sports game on one of our plasma TVs.
Community Thrift Store
Sporting goods retailer and team sales. Equipment and apparel for baseball, softball, soccer, football, basketball, and volleyball.
Select consignment, antique store with items for home, garden and more.
La Roca Tapas Restaurant
To Us, food is synonymous with freshness, and quality . We are your quintessential tapas restaurant which preserves one of Spain's greatest traditions, excellent Tapas.We stay away from assembly-line work and still prepare our dishes fresh upon ordering and entirely from scratch. Where Tim Trujillo promises "The worlds greatest homemade sangria."
Holiday Inn Chicago Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - 227 beautiful spacious guestrooms, executive suites, newly remodeled banquet & meeting space, fitness room, indoor pool, business center and Wi-fi, shuttle service, Bar Louie, room service available.
First Street Plaza
Visit the many shops located in the new development along the river. There is a large parking garage adjacent for shoppers' convenience and 2 Visitor Information Centers.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Lake Zurich/Barrington
The brand new Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located off Hwy. 12 and State Route 22. In the heart of Lake County, visitors will find our hotel ideally situated to enjoy the many recreational activities of the area including Kemper Golf Course, Six Flags Great America, Deer Park Town Center Mall and Historic Long Grove. Guests will enjoy a complimentary expanded Smart Start breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center and 24-hour business center. All rooms are 100% smoke-free and equipped with wired and wireless internet, refrigerators and microwaves. An on-site 750 sq. ft. meeting room is also available.
Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant
Using only the freshest hand picked ingredients and highest quality spices, owner and executive chef Brian Eng aspires to share his family's restaurants with all. Through the means of dine-in, carry-out, delivery, catering, and now online ordering, Silver Lake offers authentic Chinese cuisine cooked to order to satisfy you!
UNO Pizzeria and Grill
UNO still makes their deep dish pizza fresh, from scratch every day. With the times, Uno® is adjusting its menu to how people want to live their lives. It will always be about amazing flavor and wonderful menus that have the right balance between indulgent treats and delicious and nutritious choices. Every guest can enjoy Uno® in a way that fits their mood and lifestyle.
Fireside Ale House
The Fireside Ale House is a family-owned and operated restaurant designed to offer guests an exceptional dining experience. By offering a menu of satisfying comfort foods prepared by an experienced kitchen, a beer and wine list numbering over 80 entries, and a congenial atmosphere, Fireside Ale House will be a favorite in the Western Suburbs for years to come.
Moscato's Pizza is a family-owned, family-operated Italian restaurant offering pizza, pasta, and sandwiches for carry-out, delivery, or catering!
King's Mill Refinishing
Beautiful hand-rubbed finishes, brass & metal polishing & repair, hand painting & stenciling, gold leafing, hand carving, woven cane, Rush splint & wicker, upholstery & slip covers, and hand-tied Oriental rugs.
Windows Cafe, Oak Brook Hills Resort
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Enjoy superb Chef-crafted cuisine, featuring Starbucks coffee, pastries, salads, sandwiches and cold beverages.
Harry's of Arlington
Harry's of Arlington is a local's favorite bar and restaurant. Located in downtown Arlington Heights it is where fun is had by all! Come on by with family and friends for dinner and one of our many drink options.
Sheraton Suites Chicago - Elk Grove
All suites property on 12 acres. 255 two-room suites with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds and queen-size comfortable sleeper sofas. Free parking. 5600 square feet of function space, 8 function rooms, 1st floor contiguous access The Link@Sheraton free to over night guest internet access. Lobby lounge level. Indoor/Outdoor pools. Full workout facility. Massage/Spa treatment available. Exceptional restaurant and Lobby bar, "Junipers" with private dining for 40.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
On the Border Mexican Grill
Great Mexican cuisine.
Barn of Barrington
Casual or intimate gourmet dining for lunch or dinner.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Schaumburg
Schaumburg's premier all-suite hotel offers a Suite Alternative for the traveler who expects all the comforts of home at a great price-value. Ideal for corporate travel, relocation and a leisure getaway with your family or friends.
Staybridge Suites Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
The preferred, upscale all-suite hotel in the Oak Brook area! Free bountiful hot breakfast buffet daily. Free light dinner entrée Tuesday thru Thursday evenings with free beer, wine and sodas. Free internet access throughout hotel. Free local shuttle.
Caribbean setting with the view of Schaumburg airport. Great steaks, chicken, seafood, and pasta. Daily specials. Great for groups - banquet facility up to 60 people.
Casual Chinese dining. Lunch buffet Tuesdays through Fridays. No MSG. Come visit our newly remodeled restaurant.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West
Centrally located off I-290 this newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 135 beautifully designed guest rooms. The hotel offers complimentary full hot breakfast, High-speed, wired and wireless Internet access, 24-hour business center. Guests enjoy our outstanding in room amenities like microwave, mini refrigerators, flat panel HDTV and you can relax in our indoor pool and Jacuzzi or workout in our fitness center. Within walking distance from many restaurants & shops. We offer all our guest complimentary shuttle transportation to O'Hare Airport, CTA Blue Line, and all Oak Park businesses & attractions. Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and motor coach tour packages. 1,5000 square feet of flexible meeting space including full service catering and audio visual services.
Princess Alexe's Ice Cream
Opened in 2014, Sycamore's newest stop for ice cream.
Best Western - St. Charles
52 guest rooms, extended stay available. Amenities: business center, fitness center, outdoor heated pool. Complimentary full hot breakfast. Free wi-fi. Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.
Japanese Hibachi style cooking - a chef prepares for at your table. Steak, chicken, shrimp, scallops & lobstertail.
Hyatt Place Hotel Chicago - Lombard/Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Intimate coffee/wine cafe, freshly prepared menu items available 24hrs, high definition plasma flat screen TVs with plug & play technology, Hyatt Grand beds, heated indoor pool & fitness room. Close to many restaurants, shopping, and major hwys.
Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville
Close proximity to local businesses and attractions makes the Hilton Garden Inn an ideal spot for both business and leisure travelers. Rooms have a spacious desk, ergonomic chair, free high-speed internet, flat screen HD TV, microwave and refrigerator.
Uncle Bub’s BBQ Restaurant & Catering
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Uncle Bub’s award-winning BBQ is the Western Suburbs’ premier barbecue place. Specializing in pig roasts and grill packages, Uncle Bub’s caters events of all sizes and themes. Stop into our restaurant to enjoy the Midwest’s best BBQ in a casual setting.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - O'Hare/Northwest
Looking for great hotel rooms near Chicago O'Hare Airport? Our Country Inn & Suites hotel in Mt. Prospect, IL, features 94 spacious guest rooms and suites decorated in cozy, country-style décor and equipped with all the comforts of home. Our guest rooms and suites are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind, so come and relax at the Country Inn & Suites.
Noodles & Company - Crystal Lake
Inspired by dishes from around the world, our Chef has prepared a menu of fresh cuisine, sautéed and grilled. Through fresh preparation of the finest ingredients we give you dishes you'll love eating as much as we love making.
Grand Victoria Casino souvenirs, unique gifts, clothing and jewelry.
Comfort Inn and Suites - Hoffman Estates
Newly renovated hotel featuring wireless high speed internet access and complimentary breakfast. Meeting space to accommodate 30 people.
Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill
Savor freshly prepared Asian dishes featuring the bold and delicious flavors of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food. The highly-acclaimed menu offers more than 50 dishes ranging from traditional Chinese favorites to innovative specialties from across Asia. Features over 35 great wines by the glass or bottle.
Mago Grill and Cantina
A celebration of Mexico's heritage, Mago Grill & Cantina's original Mexican and Latin menu is comprised of authentic favorites of freshly smashed tableside guacamole, seafood ceviches, savory salsas, fresh salads, and main dishes of steak, chicken, pork and seafood including the chef's own Grandma Paula's family recipes.
Yue-Sun Japanese Steak House
From our hibachi fire show to our rotating sushi bar, Yue-Sun brings the excitement of Japanese cuisine to Illinois. Our specially trained chefs will dazzle and delight the entire family as your meal is tossed about and served to perfection. We have a vast variety of items on our menu, ranging from traditional to a few unique recipes of our own.
Open daily. A shop of home furnishings.
Extended Stay America - Chicago - Lombard - Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Welcome to Extended Stay America Lombard-Oak Brook. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays. Our studio suite rooms each feature a fully-equipped kitchen and other amenities you won't find in a typical hotel.
Trellis Farm & Garden
Your local Purina Feed Dealership offering the best in equine, small animal and wild bird needs. The new face of feed, seed and urban gardening.
Hampton Inn - Mount Prospect
Check-in and park your vehicle in our private underground garage. Refresh in one of our 120 guest rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with comfortable king- or queen-sized beds, free high-speed internet access and a 37-inch flat-screen television with a premium movie channel. Plan tomorrow’s activities while reclining on your bed using our convenient lap desk or at the built-in work desk. Upgrade to a Studio Suite for options such as a walk-out balcony, sofa bed, wet bar, microwave oven and mini-refrigerator. Enjoy the comforts of home and friendly service at our Mt. Prospect, IL hotel.
You want a better burger? Than build it yourself at Prime BurgerHouse. Choose from a variety of toppings that range from the traditional to the exotic. Feel like something more intoxicating? Try one of Prime's sexy signature cocktails or specialty beers.
St. Charles Jazz Weekend
Venues in St. Charles, Illinois will host jazz musicians eager to entertain you for four days. Enjoy as much jazz as possible by staying overnight at one of St. Charles' outstanding hotels. For a schedule of times, venues, and musicians, please visit the website http://www.stcjazzweekend.com.
Marino's Pizzeria & Italian Cafe
Best known for its flavorful pizzas, homemade pasta, hand tossed salads, panini's, fresh chicken, sandwiches, expresso, cappucino, and in-store deli displays, Marino's Pizzeria & Italian Cafe features an open kitchen and casual, upscale dining area.
La Quinta Inn Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 150 gold-medal rooms with 25" TV, in-room coffee, iron/ironing board, voicemail, dataport phones, complimentary continental breakfast, and on-site workout room.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
A five star hotel located about 20 minutes from O'Hare Airport and 40 minutes from downtown Chicago. Joseph's Lounge and Bennigans Restaurant located within the facility.
Barnelli's Pasta Bowl
Come to Barnelli's where secret family recipes and the freshest ingredients combine to bring you the best homestyle Italian cooking. Including favorites such as gourmet salads, award winning ribs, homemade pasta dishes, great sandwiches, and much more.
Serving great Mexican food.
Inn at Water's Edge
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Guests will discover the comforts of a world-class boutique hotel in this six-room operation on the College of DuPage campus. The Inn's eco-friendly design includes French doors overlooking a lavishly manicured landscape and floor-to-ceiling windows.