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James Chicago is Telling You To Turn Off Your Laptop

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April 9, 2010 at 2:01 PM | by | ()

We all know how clever hotels have become lately with their wake-up calls but one hotel in Chicago is taking a different route by encouraging guests to put away their laptops and go out and have some fun.

The "Shut Down" Calls are now a part of the services at The James Hotel, which is promoting the service as a part of their larger, "Weekday Bleisure" package. (Business + Leisure = Bleisure.) So instead of someone calling your room to tell you to wake-up, they are actually telling you to turn off your laptop. This is something we could use on a regular basis. (That and a mom voice to tell us to "Sit up straight!")

For the business travel folk who like a little fun during their stays the James' Weekday Bleisure package gives them a bit more than a Shut Down Call like a confirmed room upgrade, use of complimentary office space for up to four people, along with complimentary biz center services (like printing and copying), garment pressing service for two items, free car service through the central biz district, a $10 credit for an in-room movie and "In the Know" coffee to go from David Burke's Primehouse restaurant.

With weekday rates starting at $179 a night, we might have schedule a little "business trip" to Chicago very soon.

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