New York Boutique Brand Affinia Invades Chicago; D.C. Up Next
New York-based boutique hotel chain Affinia recently expanded its presence with the soft opening of its first hotel outside the Big Apple, at the site of Chicago's former Fitzpatrick hotel, a St. Paddy's Day favorite. To get the buzz going, the Chicago Affinia is offering two packages with rates starting at $189.
The Winter Getaway Package extends through March 15 and offers free valet parking, a $10 Starbucks gift card and a $10 CTA card to explore the city, for rates that start at $189 per night. (Mention promotional code WIVAPA when booking.)
Meanwhile, the Magnificent Shopping Getaway package, meant to appeal to magnificent shoppers looking to traverse the famed Magnificent Mile shops, is available through February 29 and provides car service to nearby shops for two hours, an organic canvas shopping bag, champagne for two at Martini Park and a list of top shops in the area, for rates that start at $259 for a night in a junior suite. (Here, drop promotional code CHSHP.)
The 215-room property is slated for a grand opening in April, after its much-hyped C-House seafood restaurant opens in March. (The hype stems from Marcus Samuelsson, executive chef and co-owner of New York's Aquavit restaurant, lending a hand with the menu.)
The hotel also hopes to wrangle in the hip and trendy with its year-round rooftop lounge. Later this spring, Affinia, famous for its pillow menu, city experience kits and pet friendliness, will open its second property outside of New York, on New Jersey Avenue in Washington, D.C.