May 28 is my wedding anniversary, and when we went on our honeymoon last year, we have determined that our anniversary is a trip that only we go on. No tours, just us.
This year, we went to Chicago.
Some of the things we went to:
- Three Dots and a Dash
- Toro Sushi (no website)
- Navy Pier
- Intelligentia Coffee
As a travel agent, I get the opportunity to test out cruises, tours, hotels, and the like, very much like the time I went to the Cayman Islands, and tried out the new Kimpton hotel there last December. For this trip, we tried out a Hyatt Regency, located near the Magnificent Mile on Wacker Dr.
The Regency brand is the Hyatt’s flagship, and is catered to luxury leisure and business travel. It is a full-service brand, with room service, on site restaurants, convention and meeting spaces, concierge, and more. In Chicago, they have over 2000 rooms between two towers, complete with the Regency Club, and boasts the largest free standing bar in the world.
My favourite accommodation of this hotel is not so much the hotel, but of its location. It is completely walkable from anything downtown we would want to go to. The Tribune Tower is a mere jaunt across the Chicago River, Millennium Park is two blocks south, and everything famous about Michigan Ave. starts from a block walk west.
The customer service was fantastic and attentive, the price was worth the luxury in return, and the location was great. I cannot think of better accommodations for a wonderful anniversary weekend. Thank you Hyatt Regency.