You've heard of a vacation, and a staycation - well, now there
is a new twist, the "chillcation."
Rather than dreading winter, celebrate it by taking a weekend or
even one night downtown to chill at one of three Hilton properties:
the Hilton Chicago, the Palmer House Hilton or The Conrad.
My family of four chose to chill at The Conrad, where our
6-year-old twins were greeted with new rubber duckies for their
bath and we were presented with sleep amenity options, two of which
are complimentary with the chillcation package.
Amenities include a "pillow menu" for optimal comfort (who knew
there were pillow connoisseurs?), a sleep sound machine or various
hydration products such as moisture lock socks and a soothing aqua
thermal mask. We selected the nightcap sleep elixirs (the Haute
Cocoa Pot for the girls and Sleepyhead herbal concoctions promising
to help promote a natural onset of sleep for us) that arrived at
our room within minutes of placing our order.
The Terrace bar and restaurant was quite kid-friendly, so the
girls joined us at a cozy table in their PJs for our Chillcation
signature cocktail garnished with berries, a scrumptious
dessert-like mixture that was the perfect end to the evening.
We decided to stay warm and cozy for the most part, but if your
family wants to check out Chicago's winter sights, the concierge
will help you plan ahead of time, and The Conrad even has a special
app to help speed along the process and customize your stay in
Packages also include discounts at the spas, restaurants and
room service. The Conrad does not have a pool, but privileges to
the Hilton Garden Suites' pool only half a block away kept us
For more, check out chillcation.com.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
See more of Linda's stories here.
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