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Got Bank? Get Sold-Out Lollapalooza Tickets and Roll VIP at The James Hotel Chicago

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July 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

With the hot Lollapalooza music fest hitting Chicago’s Grant Park August 3-5, hotel rooms in the Windy City are growing scarcer - and more expensive - by the minute. And tickets for the event have long sold out, which might leave you thinking the Lolla ship has sailed. Not so, friends, or at least not so for our friends with benjamins to toss around.

The James Hotel Chicago is calling it its Very Important Rocker Getaway Weekend package and there are two levels to choose from:

The first level includes:
- Three nights in a residentially-styled suite
- Two VIP Three-Day passes to Lollapalooza (already sold out to the general public and valued at $2,000)
- Two tickets to the House of Blues After-Shows on Friday and Saturday nights (Tune Yards and Washed Out play on Friday, with Monsters and Men and Yellow Ostrich on Saturday)
- Audi car service from The James to Grant Park during the festival
- Two Classic American Breakfasts from David Burke's Primehouse each morning

Or ditch the car service for the second level:
- Three nights in a residentially-styled guestroom
- Two VIP Three-Day passes to Lollapalooza
- Two tickets to the House of Blues After-Shows on Friday and Saturday nights
- Two Classic American Breakfasts from David Burke's Primehouse each morning

So what’s it’s all going to cost? You’ll spend a whopping $1,300 per night for the level one package and $1,200 for the second level. But we say if you’re going to spend $1,000-plus per night, go for level one and enjoy transportation to and from Lollapalooza. Cabs and public transportation can be a nightmare in Chicago during the fest, and knowing you’ve got a nice ride to count on is huge.

And you’re gonna want to scoop now as The James hotel has only eight VIR packages remaining as of today.

Lolla tickets aside, we did find availability at a few other Chicago hotels. If you already have tickets and just need a place to stay, try the ACME Hotel Company (from $309), theWit (from) $349 and Park Hyatt Chicago (from $415).

Photos: Nina Kokotas Hahn

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