Category: Chicago

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Discover Ambassador Chicago

Ideally located in Chicago’s historic Gold Coast district, the Ambassador Chicago has a history that can be traced to its opening in the mid-1920s. Despite undergoing remodeling in 2010 (and reopening the following year as Public Chicago before reverting to the Ambassador moniker earlier this year), this iconic hotel has managed to retain a timeless [...]
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Last Minute Gifts: Magellan Luxury Hotels E-Gift Cards

With just a few days until Christmas, you may have a few more gifts to buy for people on your list. And isn’t the gift of luxury travel one of the finest presents you can offer?

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Discovering Art in Airports

With earlier check-in times due to increased security measures, passengers have become a captive audience at airports worldwide. While the downside is longer waits, the upside is the push by many airport authorities to make the experience more pleasurable. The installation of public art in airports – architectural builds, sculptures, water features, moving walkways, murals, mosaics, lighting […]

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Chicago’s Urban Farming Boom

Urban farming is an interesting lens through which cities can be explored. It invites people into communities, to meet the locals and learn more about a place from an organic perspective.

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Interview: Welcome to City Running Tours

CEO Michael Gazalah of Manhattan-based City Running Tours explains why exploring a city with the locals makes all the difference. Magellan: City Running Tours is based in New York but offers personalized running tours in cities across the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada. Would you talk about where your big idea came from? About how you got started? […]

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A Taste of Chicago: Local Distilleries

The introduction of Prohibition in 1922 – and the active engagement of the local mafia – put Chicago at the center of the popular imagination around the highly-profitable illegal liquor trade. It also wiped out the local distilling industry. Finally, 75 years after the repeal of Prohibition, that began to change. With growing consumer interest in […]

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Pets and the Chicago Hotels That Love Them

Why leave your dog at home when they can travel with you in luxury? Here are six Chicago hotels that treat your canine companion as a member of the family. Thompson Chicago Fees: No charge; charges only apply if there are damages Restrictions: 50 lbs. or less Waiver: Yes Amenities: “Very Important Pups” amenity upgrade includes: […]

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Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

No visit to Chicago is complete without a visit to the incredible Magnificent Mile (or Mag Mile for short). One of the world’s great avenues, Mag Mile is a 13-block segment of North Michigan Ave. that runs from Oak Street to the Chicago River.  And when you hit Mag Mile, there’s no shortage of things […]

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Chicago architecture front and center

Chicago is one of North America’s great architectural cities – it was in the Windy City that the skyscraper as we know it came to exist (think the Willis Tower, the John Hancock Center, etc.). Cruise down the Chicago River and see the city’s incredible tall buildings up close – it’s breathtaking. It’s no great […]

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Lollapalooza — America’s original alt-music fest returns

Chicago’s gorgeous in the summer — especially when music is wafting across Grant Park and towards downtown. That’ll be the case from July 31 to August 2 as Lollapalooza returns. For 10 years, the formerly traveling music fest has set up camp in Grant Park, letting the world’s most innovative artists and most knowledgeable music […]

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