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Finding The Right Hotel for a Business Trip to Chicago

  • Written by News Company



Chicago has a lot of attractions, restaurants, and points of interests that appeal to typical business travelers. If you're going to this amazing city in order to have business meetings, you'll benefit from staying at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago. The Hyatt is located near many great destinations in Chicago. This guide should help you find many of the best spots in the city, centered around this well-located.

 

Attractions

 

Because Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States, you're going to find tons of attractions scattered around the city. Chicago is known for its bold architecture, which is why most tourists visit destinations where great architectural elements are highlighted. These spots include:

 

  • Millennium Park: Millennium Park is a place where you can unwind following a long business day. It has 2,218 parking spots for vehicles and long sidewalks that lead to different sites. While spending time at Millennium Park, you'll find places to get delicious food and buildings that contain a variety of art exhibits.

 

  • Willis Tower: Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) is the second tallest structure in the world. As you stand near this 110-story building, you'll admire its 1,450 feet frame. Taking a view from the top is just breathtaking.

 

  • Navy Pier: Navy Pier has tons of attractions that run along the edge of Lake Michigan. While strolling along on this pier, you'll have opportunities to play games and ride amusement park rides. If you visit during certain times of the year, you could attend seasonal events.

 

Restaurants

 

Many restaurants are a short distance from the Hyatt Regency Chicago and they all serve high-quality, varied types of cuisine. The following restaurants are great options for business executives:

 

  • Filini Bar & Restaurant: Filini Bar & Restaurant is a place where you can get fine Italian food. The chef offers many fresh seafood dishes that have an Italian flair. If you stop by this restaurant while you're extremely hungry, you can take advantage of the buffet.

 

  • Stetsons Modern Steak and Sushi: This restaurant has juicy steaks and flavorful sushi. You can order either of these items with a side of organic produce.

 

  • American Craft Kitchen & Bar: When you want to hang out in a lounge after handling important business objectives, you can unwind and enjoy delicious food at American Craft Kitchen & Bar. All of the dishes have a ton of flavor because the chef gathers ingredients from local farms.

 

Points of Interest

 

If you’re an animal lover, then you should really enjoy your time in the Windy City. Throughout a business trip in Chicago, you can enjoy spending a few hours at a zoo during your downtime. Chicago’s world class zoos include:

 

  • Lincoln Park Zoo: Lincoln Park Zoo is built on 35 acres and is one of the oldest animal attractions in North American. If you plan your visit, you'll have opportunities to attend unique events. You can get into this zoo without buying a ticket.

 

  • Brookfield Zoo: Brookfield Zoo is found in Brooksfield, which is a suburb in Chicago. At this zoo, there are over 450 types of animals in various cages on 216 acres of land. You'll need to purchase a ticket in order to access this zoo.

What first time visitors in Australia should expect

  • Written by News Company


Australia is a great tourist destination both for seasoned travellers and first-timers. In fact, the country is so big that you won't see everything within a short period. However, there are plenty of sights to see for first-time visitors to the country.

What first-time visitors need to see

If this is your first time in Australia, then you’re in for a treat. Aside from the natural wonders you’ve read about, there are plenty of other things that first-time visitors won’t expect in Australia. To help you get a heads up before your big Australian trip, here are a few things to wait when you arrive in Australia.

Sydney Harbour

In photos, the Sydney Harbour Bridge doesn’t look as remarkable. That's because it's more impressive in real life. Additionally, the Sydney Opera House appears white in colour in photographs.

Once you see it in person, it looks a lot smaller and has a tinge of beige to its exterior. All in all, the view from Sydney Harbour is spectacular, just a little different from what you expect.

Travel time

The distance between the cities are vast. Australia only seems small, but it’s actually a big country. That means you could be spending an enormous amount of time on the road if you try to go see everything. With that said, it’s important to know where you want to go and ensure you don’t spend too much time on the road.

The size of kangaroos

Kangaroos are massive creatures. Most visitors underestimate their size and the dangers they pose. What’s more, kangaroos differ in size depending on where they’re found. For example, the eastern grey kangaroos are larger, leaner, and look tougher. While red kangaroos are even bigger. All types of kangaroos are cute from a distance. Just be careful you don’t get kicked.

Learn something on your walks

There is always room to learn something new. When you go on bushwalks or short hikes in national parks, you can often find signposts in the area. A good example is the Manly to Wynnum walk in Brisbane. It offers a myriad of signposts even by trees. It gives you an explanation of what type of trees reside in the area and a quick explanation of the ecosystem. Signposts like that make the walk a little more interesting every time.

Getting called ‘mate.'

Just because an Aussie called you ‘mate’ doesn’t mean he’s your friend. Aussies typically call everyone their mate, whether they’re buddies or not. So, take that into consideration when an Aussie inevitably calls you ‘mate’ for the first time.

A good tip for first-time visitors is that you shouldn't try to cram all the attractions during a one or two-week stay. You should also brush up on what you shouldn’t do during your stay. Focus on the areas that you want to visit. You can always come back to check out the other attractions and activities at a later time.


What’s more, you can get to each of your destinations faster with a car hire service in Australia. That way, your time is in your hands, and you can come and go as you please.

Best short term accommodation in Perth

  • Written by News Company


This prime city sits on the meeting point between the swan river and the southwest coast. A trip to this beautiful city would leave you with a nostalgic feeling when you leave thanks to its blend of ancient and modern architectural structures and its well-laid city plans. See the below for our recommendations on the best accommodation in Perth.

BEST ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS IN PERTH

1. PERTH CITY WESTERN AUSTRALIA This accommodation service offers an apartment or condominium located a walking distance from the centre of Perth. It also features a 2 bedroom flat equipped with a gym, unlimited WI-FI, free swimming pool and city bus. Price range: $10

2. 8 PARLIAMENT PLACE This condominium/ apartment has class written all over it and is packed with the best amenities you could ever find in an apartment. Don't worry about bringing your children along because this apartment is built suitable for children under 5. Price range: $14/ night.

3. ISTANA ALFRED COVE. This apartment takes pride in its very positive customer reviews. It is a 4-bedroom apartment equipped with modern amenities. It is also suitable for children under 5. Price range: $12/ night.

4. PERTH CBD APARTMENT ON MURRAY This one-bedroom apartment offers a lot of comforts. It is fully furnished with an abundance of state of the art amenities from the stereo system to plasma screens to DVD players. Price range: $9.

5. FRASER SUITES PERTH This accommodation option is owned by a real estate giant and is guaranteed to give you the experience of your life. It offers a 5-star accommodation experience coupled with free swimming pools, restaurants and breakfast service. With its abundance of luxury and style, this is definitely the best choice on the list. Picking a short-term accommodation in Perth depends on your preference and budget. The beauty of it all is that you wouldn't have to sacrifice a lot of money to get an accommodation that suits your needs while you stay in Perth.

Northern Lights in Tivoli Gardens in February

  • Written by Mette Rou Lund

Winter in Tivoli and the Copenhagen Light Festival have helped to skyrocket Copenhagen to no. 1 in Lonely Planet’s Top ten cities to visit in 2019. The February season highlighted Tivoli’s 175 anniversary celebrations in 2018 but the fun is set to continue with a luminous winter wonderland for locals and visitors to enjoy during the bitterly cold and dark Danish winter. Get your skates on, play in Pingonesia, enjoy the rides, taste Nordic cuisine and relax in the dazzling winter scenery among the spectacular light installations. New experiences in 2019 are Northern Lights and the VR-experience Bring the Spring.

 

Copenhagen in February will no longer be cold and grey. The city will charm and warm the hearts of locals and visitors alike with a myriad of light installations for the Copenhagen Light Festival and Tivoli’s newest season, Winter in Tivoli. The season, from February 1 – 24, embraces both the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.

 

Northern Lights in Tivoli Gardens (NEW)

Northern Lights rarely grace the skies above Denmark. However, a special event near the Open Air Stage will illuminate the heavens with a range of electronic sounds and smoke effects to conjure up the atmosphere of the unique natural phenomenon. The lights are made by Tivoli’s Light Designer Jesper Kongshaug.


New Virtual Reality experience (NEW)

Whether you are a tech-and-games aficionado or just longing for the warm sun to appear, Tivoli’s new Virtual Reality experience Bring the Spring in the Tivoli Castle will cheer you up. Explore the ice masses, free the sun and enjoy the sight of the world sprouting into bloom in this year’s new VR experience in Tivoli Gardens. Get a glimpse of the Bring The Spring VR experience here: https://youtu.be/PEAuh9C9XNU 

 

Valentine’s Day and Tivoli Dining Week

Valentine’s Day is winning increasing favour in Denmark. With Tivoli’s restaurants promising romantic dinners, what better way to get in the mood in the days leading up to 14 February than by strolling through the gardens, where love is in the air. As always, the range of delicious menus will help Cupids arrow to hit the mark in Tivoli Gardens, and from February 1 to February 7 you can enjoy a dining festival: Tivoli Dining Week.

 

Family fun

Tivoli’s ice-skating rink is back with more snow-frosted lights. The equally popular activity igloo Pingonesia will also be open once again with indoor fun for the family and a new penguin mascot. Almost all the rides will be open, including Tivoli’s hair-raising 103-year-old wooden rollercoaster and the new ride Tik Tak. Ice-skating is free of charge once admission to Tivoli has been paid (bring skates or hire some on site). Igloo activities and rides require tickets or an unlimited ride pass.

 

Let there be light

Winter in Tivoli has joined forces with Copenhagen Light Festival in February and will present several spectacular light installations unique to Winter in Tivoli, including Hans Christian Andersen’s eleven Wild Swans glowing in the dark. And the iconic ice-skating rink in front of the exotic Nimb Hotel now has special effects; the ice interreacting with the people skating. 

 

Light events during Winter in Tivoli

 

  • Northern Lights – special light event combining light, sound and special effects

 

  • Tivoli Garden’s Main Walk will be sprinkled with interactive stardust that varies in colour depending on the height of the guest. This technically complicated feature has never been seen anywhere in the world in quite this way before.
  • Above Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Light Swarm, thousands of lights glowing blue and green will transform the area into a frozen, glittering forest.

 

  • In the Chinese area, the night will shine bright with 230 blue-moon lanterns.

 

  • Light designer Ane Nejsum’s and Morten Just’s unique projections will decorate the Nimb Hotel’s Tivoli facade.
  • Light artist Martin Ersted’s laser will shoot into space once again, linking Tivoli Gardens with Nikolaj Church to mark the axis of the Copenhagen Light festival (https://copenhagenlightfestival.org/)
  • The Tivoli Illuminations on Tivoli Lake consist of two shows:
    • The Völuspá, prophecy of a prophetess (vølve) in Nordic mythology, designed by Jesper Kongshaug and Tivoli with original music.
    • Jalousie, Tango Tzigane, designed by Jesper Kongshaug and Tivoli to accompany Jacob Gade’s famous tango “Tango Jalousie”.

 



About Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens, originally named Copenhagen Summer Tivoli, has successfully introduced Christmas and Halloween seasons over the past 25 years. However, for almost two centuries, the first quarter of the year was reserved for maintenance, new-builds and staff vacations until Tivoli’s 175th anniversary year in 2018, when Winter in Tivoli first saw the light of day.

 

Tivoli’s founder Georg Carstensen was inspired by European pleasure gardens and, with the Danish king’s permission, opened Tivoli Gardens on 15 August 1843 and today, Tivoli is Denmark’s most popular attraction. In 2017, it attracted 4.4 million visitors, about one third of them tourists. The Tivoli experience includes rides and games, live music and ballet every day throughout the summer on the open-air stages, performances at a range of indoor venues, and spectacular scenery with flower gardens and unique architecture. Its cherished traditions include The Tivoli Youth Guard marching band, the illuminations and weekly fireworks displays.

 

Tivoli has 23 restaurants, 14 fast food outlets, 5 bars and 2 cafés, making it the biggest dining destination in Copenhagen. Many of the outlets are open all year, among them the Nimb Hotel, which was named “Hotel of The Year 2015” by Small Luxury Hotels of the World. In November 2017, Tivoli Corner opened featuring the Tivoli Food Hall, restaurants and 21 rooms at the Nimb Hotel, with its exclusive new roof-top pool with lounge area (the first installed at a Danish hotel) and Nimb Roof, a new wellness area offering hammam steam baths and massage. 

 

Premier Residences Emerald Bay opens in the Pearl Island of Phu Quoc

  • Written by Karen Chang


Accor Hotels announces the latest addition of Premier Residences Emerald Bay in the Pearl Island of Phu Quoc. Managed by AccorHotels, the resort features 745 stylish rooms, suites and two-bedroom penthouses with a private pool that offers expansive views of Emerald Bay.

 “This year marks the 27th anniversary celebration of AccorHotels' presence in Vietnam and the launch of Premier Residence Phu Quoc Emerald Bay marks our 29th property and 4th resort on the beautiful island. The resort offers easy access to Hon Thom Cable Car, the world's longest cable car ride that connects An Thoi town and Hon Thom Island. The cable car ride gives travellers an opportunity to immerse in the panoramic view of the southern islets with breathtaking sunset view in Phu Quoc.” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

Phu Quoc Island boasts idyllic beaches, romantic sunsets, evergreen forests, and serene surrounds, making it an ideal holiday destination for travellers looking to escape bustling city life. Located 45 kilometres west of Ha Tien in the far south of Vietnam, the island's northern part is listed on UNESCO world heritage site. Phu Quoc is a hub of marine activity, housing large patches of coastal ecosystems, and nearly 108 species of corals, 135 species of coral reef fish and 132 different types of mollusks, as well as migrating fish and marine mammals in its surrounding waters. The island is one of the few places in the country where wildlife enthusiasts can spot unique species like dugong, the hawksbill turtle and green turtle.

The resort boasts three restaurant and two bars. Mercato, an all-day dining restaurant features buffet and ala-carte menu options of Vietnamese and international cuisine while the Clubhouse serves a range of fresh seafood selection and grilled items. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, yoga studio and outdoor pool that overlooks Khem Beach. For a complete rejuvenation of the body and soul, the resort's Emerald Spa offers a range of signature facial and massage treatments where guests can indulge in a day of personal pampering.

 “Managed by AccorHotels, Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay adds an exciting getaway option to Khem Beach. Phu Quoc Island is home to around 20 beaches with Khem Beach being one of its most beautiful, overlooking Emerald Bay with powdery white sands. The island is one of South-East Asia's best-kept secrets offering the perfect getaway for the adventurous and honeymooners seeing for a romantic getaway,” said Jean-Francois Brun, the resort's General Manager.

Enjoy a weekend getaway at USD 120++ (VND 2,795,000) per room per night inclusive of cable cab tickets for two to Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park from now until January 15, 2019. Email HB2Q9@accor.com for reservations or call +84 (0) 297 392 7777. Visit accorhotels.com/B2Q9 for more information.

 

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries. 

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years. 

In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge servicesco-workingdiningevents management and digital solutions.

Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.  Guests have access to one of the world's most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.   

AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group's activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.

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