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More Than a Goodie Bag: Chicago Hotels Go All Out For the Munchkins

July 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Bunk beds! Get 'em in your very own family suite at Hotel Lincoln

We love summertime in Chicago, and not just for the warm city nights and rooftop cocktails, but also for the city’s tremendous family-friendly offerings. From the Lake Michigan beaches and boating to Millenium Park, the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium, there are countless ways for families to live large while the kids enjoy summer break.

We say you shouldn’t stop short when it comes to your hotel stay either. And thankfully, you agree as we often hear from readers who want to know more about family friendly hotels in Chicago. While there really are a good lot available, we recently came across two Chicago hotels that bring better game to kid-friendly stays.

Kiddos, meet two new Chicago dream hotels.

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Paris' Hotel Costes Could Be Coming to Tribeca And Other News You Might Like

July 19, 2012 at 1:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's even more hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.

· Is the Hotel Costes Coming to Tribeca?: The Tribeca Citizen has discovered that a building at 443 Greenwich Street is turning into a hotel and that it may possibly become the New York outpost of the hip Parisian Hotel Costes hotel. A Sotheby's agent tweeted the Hotel Costes news but Tribeca Citizen hasn't been able to confirm anything just yet. What is for sure is that Tribeca is definitely getting a hotel at 443 Greenwich Street (pictured above.) And we're totally down with that!

· Sean Mac's Hotel Plans Materializing on W. 8th Street: When we last checked in with hotelier Sean MacPherson we could only guess if his plans to turn the Marlton House, an SRO building in Greenwich Village, would actually come to fruition. Well, according to this piece in the NY Post on the revitalized W. 8th Street neighborhood, his dreams are coming true. The building will be transformed into a Parisian-style 120-room boutique hotel. Even better, it will open by the end of the year.

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5 More Hotels To Consider for Your Family Getaway This Summer

July 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hotel Bel-Air's stuffed swans ($12) are great gifts for little ones to remember their trip by.

Summer's here and school's out which means your summer travel plans may involve schlepping the little ones along with you. Same goes for new parents who aren't quite ready to compromise their jetsetting lifestyles. While it definitely requires more planning and more organization, a dream vacation can still be had. All this week, we'll be looking at a few hotels that are making it not just fun but easier for families to have a summer trip to remember.

If you still plan on getting away with your children this summer, then you're in luck as tons of hotels have been rolling out new programs and offerings for kids, big and small. We've only scratched the surface on some of the cool things that hotels are doing for their young guests and we've got five more hotels to check out.

Admittedly, most of these luxe properties with high room rates but wherever you end up staying, it's worth calling the hotel before you get there and finding out just what they can do for your kids. Chances are, they have something more than crayons behind the front desk.

Keep on reading for more hotels catering to kids this summer!

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OMG! Omni Hotels Have a Staff of Teen Concierges

July 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

Summer's here and school's out which means your summer travel plans may involve schlepping the little ones along with you. Same goes for new parents who aren't quite ready to compromise their jetsetting lifestyles. While it definitely requires more planning and more organization, a dream vacation can still be had. All this week, we'll be looking at a few hotels that are making it not just fun but easier for families to have a summer trip to remember.

So far this week, we've talked about what hotels have been doing to pamper babies and kiddies but what if your kids are a little bit older? What if they are in the dreaded teenage stage? Just chill, Mom and Dad because Omni Hotels totes has the answer.

This summer, Omni has kicked off their "Teen Connection" program where teen guests at select Omni Hotels can get suggestions for activities to do during their stay from a real-life fellow teen who is in fact the hotel's official Teen Concierge.

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Introducing Ollie, Fairmont's Toiletry Mascot for Kids

July 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

Summer's here and school's out which means your summer travel plans may involve schlepping the little ones along with you. Same goes for new parents who aren't quite ready to compromise their jetsetting lifestyles. While it definitely requires more planning and more organization, a dream vacation can still be had. All this week, we'll be looking at a few hotels that are making it not just fun but easier for families to have a summer trip to remember.

Fairmont Hotels have long been a family favorite, thanks to the plentiful Kids Clubs activities at their hotels but this summer special attention is being paid to attention to the kiddies up in the guestrooms.

Fairmont has unveiled a new ambassador, Ollie, for their youngest hotel guests at their North American properties. Ollie's main job is to provide babies and tots with complimentary amenity kits that include an Ollie the Otter stuffed animal, no-tears hair wash, cleansing soap, toothbrush & paste, bubble bath and gentle lotion. If you're staying at a Fairmont this summer, then no need to squeeze all your baby products into travel-sized bottles and when you're already trying to pack up the gear, toys, books and blankets, it's a small relief to not worry about this.

Other hotels that we've come across with excellent toiletry kits for kids include the Trump Soho which has an exclusive Lather toiletries kit and the Canyon Ranch Miami which included mini-bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby toiletries.

But there's even more for kids up in the guestrooms at Fairmonts.

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A Kids Club to Remember: The Rose Buds Program at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

July 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Summer's here and school's out which means your summer travel plans may involve schlepping the little ones along with you. Same goes for new parents who aren't quite ready to compromise their jetsetting lifestyles. While it definitely requires more planning and more organization, a dream vacation can still be had. All this week, we'll be looking at a few hotels that are making it not just fun but easier for families to have a summer trip to remember.

Kids clubs are an important part of a hotel stay for families--sometimes even more important than the hotel room--as they offer parents a chance to engage in some real deal R&R while the kids burn off their crazy energy.

But the specific activities offered at a hotel's kids club are important too. Parents don't want their kids sent down to some windowless rec room in the hotel basement for a few hours each day or similarly, just lazing around by the beach or pool all day getting fried by the hot sun. So if you want your kids to have an experience worth remembering, consider booking a stay with a Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.

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Kids Can Now Work the Red Carpet at The Beverly Hills Hotel

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Boulevard [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
June 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

Speaking of hotel kids packs to try this summer, we popped into the Beverly Hills Hotel the other week and discovered this mini-red carpet set-up just before the entrance to the hotel.

We snapped a picture of it but wrote it off as just another Beverly Hills-type event happening at the hotel, perhaps involving child actors. As it turns out, this is actually something for hotel guests and their little ones...because it's never too soon to start your kids on the red carpet?

The Little Legends package, available now at the hotel, includes a red carpet arrival for kids with sunglasses and a boa for girls and top hats for boys, an "autograph seeker" on hand to ask for their signatures, a paparazzi-style photo taken in front of a velvet rope and paparazzi wall and then presented in a keepsake frame, a VVIP card that offers them unlimited soda throughout the hotel, a personalized "Walk of Fame" chocolate star, an "I'm a Little Legend" t-shirt and the choice of an old-fashioned ice cream sundae or milkshake in the Fountain Coffee Shop.

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The Four Seasons Chicago Gives Kids Free Fondue, Is An Ageist

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  Site Where: 120 E. Delaware St. [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60611
July 15, 2011 at 4:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Four Seasons Chicago seriously has a junk food addiction. First it offers an on-call ice cream man to scoop sundaes for National Ice Cream Month. Then it creates its own gourmet hot dogs for National Hot Dog Month. Now it's serving fondue to kiddies (and no, it isn't National Fondue Month).

All children who check into the hotel will get the above tasty-looking new fondue welcome amenity. Bring your kids to the Chicago hotel and maybe they'll be nice enough to share with you.

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What to Do With Your Lego-Obsessed Kids This Summer? Send 'Em to Timber Ridge Lodge

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  Site Where: 7020 Grand Geneva Way [map], Lake Geneva, WI, United States, 53147
July 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM | by | Comments (2)

You have plans to take the kiddies to the final Harry Potter installment today, but you're tapped out of ideas on how to keep them busy for the rest of the summer. One option is to bring them to Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark to study under a Lego Certified Professional.

The Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, resort will have Lego-themed Artitecture events August 14 to 16. These interactive seminars will offer hands-on building sessions and discussions for the children from LEGO Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker.

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Make it a Family Weekend This Memorial Day Weekend at Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

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  Site Where: W. Bay St., Nassau, Bahamas
May 20, 2011 at 9:43 AM | by | Comments (0)

If the fam needs a break this Memorial Day weekend, bring the brood to the Bahamas. The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is offering a holiday special for you, the spouse and the kiddies.

The Love Your Family package includes guaranteed connecting rooms or a suite, a $50 resort credit and a bunch of planned family bonding time for $249 a night.

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Yay for Shrek 'Experiences' But What About a Shrek Suite?

April 28, 2011 at 8:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

For parents with children obsessed with Shrek (or for people who love Shrek themselves), Gaylord Hotels have partnered up with DreamWorks Animation to offer Shrek experiences for their guests.

These range from character breakfasts to Christmastime events, poolside activities, food and beverage offerings and what we predict will be most requested--private birthday parties. The experiences will also be done with characters from other DreamWorks franchises, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar and will happen at all four Gaylord hotels in Florida, Tennessee, Maryland and Texas.

Sadly, these experiences don't extend to the rooms. But the WSJ reports that themed rooms could be a possibility in the future, depending on customer demand. For what it's worth, we think there should be an entire Shrek Suite that resembles his and Fiona's house in the swamp. And don't forget Donkey!

The experiences go on sale in July for November stays but prices have not been released. But that's not going to matter is it when your kid is begging for a Shrek birthday party, is it?

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The Montage Beverly Hills Will Spoil Your Kids While You're At The Spa

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  Site Where: 225 N. Canon Drive [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
December 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you're in desperate need of a destressing holiday spa treatment or if you're Camille Grammer and one of your four nannies for your two kids has gone AWOL, you won't have to worry about trying to find a babysitter at the Montage Beverly Hills.

The hotel will take care of kiddies ages 5 to 12 with its new Paintbox program, which offers daily themed activities that will keep them occupied while you go off doing more adult things at the hotel. Except we're kinda curious if we can partake in Paintbox, just check out some of the offerings:

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