Chicago hotels

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  1. cotter77
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    going to chicago in November for a conference.
    any big recs for a hotel? best hotel pool?
    goals are to stay downtown, convention at mccormick place with shuttle buses.
    too bad i missed out on the nice RC 70,000 point no fee offer. but they sold out anyway.
     
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    I'm a fan of the Peninsula in Chicago. Very nice indoor pool.

    I'm keen to try the Waldorf, f/k/a Elysian, which seems to get consistently strong reviews. The Ritz Carlton (a Four Seasons Hotel) is also very good, and recently renovated. (You don't earn RC points at the RC-FS.)
     
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    I recently enjoyed the Conrad off the mile ... a decent hotel.
     
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    IC on Michigan Ave is a decent choice and I have always been able to book < $200.
     
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    If this meeting happens right after thanksgiving and it is called 'RSNA', you may be out of luck, as nearly every hotel downtown with easy access to the McCormick Center would be fully booked by conference attendees...
     
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    nope. AAO meeting. I see the IC is supposed to have a great pool.
     
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    how did you manage to get the IC for <$200/nt? even with my group event rate is 269$
    I am also town between burning points or spending $. I do not have status with PC but the whole trip is a business write off.
    I am gold with SPG and HHonors, so using points or $ its nice to capture some perks.
     
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    ...and whats the deal with the RC chicago "Four seasons"
    It doesnt show up on RC website. Does that mean awards can not be redeemed there? or just not using the RC/MR points ?
     

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