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We like to keep it fun but informative here at HotelChatter so our newest series, What is This?, is devoted to odd-looking items in hotel rooms that upon first glance look as if they serve only a decorative purpose. But everything happens for a reason, right? And we're here to tell you what these things really do.
Last year, we took a few steps around the Charlotte Inn's museum-worthy hoard of antique letterboxes, 19th century oil paintings, old medicine boxes, and stuffed pheasants in the lobby. But it turns out, the distinctive collection spreads throughout the entire hotel.
In the Coach House Suite, for example, you'll find this strange looking pulley system device hanging over one of the windows in the suite's living room.
But what does it do?
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We’re hanging on to summer like a toddler gripping his parents' leg. Nope, not trying to let go! A good month left in the season left at least 30 more days of cocktail time. Where to sip and be merry? We’ve got a few hotels that are doing drinks right.
The Hotel Monaco Chicago The hotel's South Water Kitchen is serving new cocktail pitchers called “Last Sips of Summer” on the patio only, through Labor Day. Great for an after work come down or a pre-dinner stop by, the 30oz creations serve about 4 and cost just $25 each. The flavors sound so delish, though, we’re certain folks will be ordering more than one. The six pitchers available are:
Patio Punch: Bacardi Razz, Peach Schapps, Blue Curacao, and pineapple juice,
North Loop Gin and Juice: Hypnotic Clear, Gilbey's gin, honey, and grapefruit juice
Sloe Rum Screwdriver: Hanger Mandarin Vodka, Castillo rum, Sloe gin, and orange juice
Midwest Margarita:Cactus Jack tequila, Banana liqueur, Triple Sec, and sour mix
SWK Limonata: Captain Morgan Lime Bite, Apple Pucker, and ginger ale
Spiked Coffee Cooler: Heaven Hill bourbon, Amaretto, Talea Cream, and coffee