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Twitpic of the Week: Here's Why You'll Love Staring At An Empty Wall At The James Chicago

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May 14, 2012 at 10:26 AM | by | ()

In the ever-expanding universe of Twitter, there is one particular trend @HotelChatter happens to quite enjoy: candid hotel photos. These pics range from stunning views to anti-views to celebrity tomfoolery and everything in between. And we can't get enough of 'em! Every Monday, we commemorate our favorite "Twitpic of the Week." Got a favorite of your own? Want to show off your sweet suite? Send it in!

It's no secret that the James Chicago likes to offer fun little "extras" at the hotel: whether that's a pop-up ice cream shop, or a noteworthy artist-in-residence program or an in-room cocktail amenity. And so we weren't too surprised to see a recent guest tweet this photo of one of the hotel's 26 in-room DVD projectors.

@CEPweddings shared the photo via Twitter of her bed at the hotel, asking folks to "take note of the projector on the wall." Don't believe it? Sure enough, the James Chicago has 26 of them mounted on the wall inside Loft King Suites.

The rooms, which start at around $420/night, offer a separate living room area with a large daybed that faces a wall onto which the DVDs are projected.

What's more, for guests who don't choose to carry around their entire DVD collection when they travel, the hotel even offers a small DVD library featuring over 50 new releases, classics, and Chicago-inspired flicks.

This would suit us perfectly, as we barely own a single DVD, and whenever we log onto Netflix to find an instant play movie, we can't ever choose which one we want to watch so inevitably we end up bingeing on episodes of Parks & Recreation.

A Front Desk agent described the mini cinemas:

"Inside each Loft Suite, there is a small room to itself. It doesn't have a door, but it has minimal lighting and there is a large King size daybed that you can lounge on with your friends and watch a DVD together."

Add a few of those in-room cocktails, and we think we're in business!

[Photo: Cassandra Eldridge]

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