Chicago Doesn’t Need the Olympics to be a Tourist Hot Spot

- Melanie Zieba,

Chicago just lost the bid to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but with so much to do and see, this is the last city on the planet that actually needs the games to be an attractive tourist destination. Think great shopping, Broadway shows, non-stop festivals, world class cuisine, and some of the best hotels in the United States to name just a few of the many reasons people visit Chicago.

Aside from the must-see tourist attractions in Chicago, there are a lot of events happening this fall that would make your visit even more enjoyable. During the month of October the city is featuring its local artists through Chicago Artists Month with more than 200 exhibitions.

The city is also known for its theater and this fall presents a wealth of theater productions to choose from. And don’t forget, if you are in the city on a Sunday, make sure to take part in the Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor at the Maxwell Street Market.

sofitel-chicago-water-towerMinutes away from Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, the Museum of Contemporary Art and multiple trendy boutiques is the luxurious Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel which sits as a sparkling prism in the heart of downtown.

Designed by the French Architect Jean-Paul Viguier, one of Europe’s premier architects, the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel embraces modern design. Recently, this hotel was named one of “America’s 150 Best Loved Buildings” by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

sofitel-chicagoEach of the 415 rooms and suites of this Chicago luxury hotel has placed an emphasis on comfort with a sleek design. Rooms are fitted with designer furnishings, beautifully spacious marble bathrooms, plush Frette robes, and extra comfy beds.

When it comes to cuisine, Chicago is known for its large number of regional specialties, and at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel they make no acceptations. The hotel’s brasserie, Café des Architectes, offers seasonal menus featuring unique French cuisine in a chic, vibrant atmosphere. Guests are sure to leave with an undoubtedly unforgettable dining experience.

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