Thank you Curbed Chicago for placing us at #2 on your first ever Hotel 38 Map. For their Hotels Week 2013, Curbed Chicago compiled The Hotel 38 Map, a map that rates Chicago hotels based on guest reviews, amenities, and “street cred”.
We are happy to be considered one of the cool kids on the block, but you didn’t even stop there.
This Saturday and Sunday Wicker Park hosts the Green Music Fest, an original live music event that connects eco-conscious Chicagoans with eco-friendly companies, products and services. The fest takes place on Damen Avenue between North and Schiller with a suggested donation of $5.
Aside for rocking live music, the fest will feature a variety of local retail and sustainable food vendors. More than 20,000 people are estimated to attend this year’s event. Planning to check it out? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!
We hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend celebrating the dads/father figures in your lives! Last minute shopper? Don’t sweat it! We created a gift guide just in the nick of time:
For the dad with the green thumb: A trip to the Lincoln Park Conservatory, it’s free and open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pack a cooler and bring blankets for a picnic on the beautifully manicured grounds right outside the front door. (free)
For the foodie dad: He’ll love a sampling of small-batch handcrafted syrups by locally owned Jo Snow Syrups. With mouthwatering combinations like Tangerine Lavender Honey and Fig Vanilla Black Pepper, they’ll be a welcome addition to his morning coffee routine. (starts at $11)
For the grillmaster: Get him a thickly-cut slab of Himalayan sea salt from Sur La Table that adds flavor to food cooked over the grill. Naturally low maintenance, the slab is anti-microbial. To clean just scrub the surface and pat dry. ($35+tax)
For the dad who loves a little pampering: Treat him to an invigorating Road Warrior Massage at our Asha Spa, an Aveda salon. His fatherly worries will melt away in our relaxing and tranquil spa setting. (starts at $105)
Tonight our Chicago Blackhawks, led by captain Jonathan Toews, take on the Boston Bruins in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. The first game of the series is home at the United Center; the puck drops at 7 p.m.
We just received our Trip Advisor GreenLeader Silver plaque, a designation that is awarded to the country’s most eco-friendly properties. We’re excited to display this badge of green honor in the hotel. Let us know if you spot it!