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Hotel Sax ? My family is headed to Chicago for a family reunion and we have chosen NOT...

Hotel Sax ? My family is headed to Chicago for a family reunion and we have chosen NOT to stay with the family. It's necessary.... My son is a gaming fiend, and has heard about a downtown hotel called The Hotel Sax. Apparently it has an entire floor of the hotel dedicated to gaming. It's called The Microsoft Experience, and has XBox, Guitar Hero, etc.... Has anyone stayed there, and can you give us some advice? We like to stay in unusual spots that offer more than the usual 2bed/same awful pictures -room. Thanks so much!
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     asked this on July 13, 2008 at 09:49 AM
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I can give you a strong affirmative 'YES!!, book your reservations NOW for the Hotel Sax in Chicago'!! My family stayed there and my 13 year old son was in looooove with The Studio, where he spent all of his time on XBox 360 and had use of a laptop, etc. The Microsoft amenities are outstanding and so very refreshing. The decor is gorgeous, especially in the areas like Crimson, the lounge. But the rooms are beautiful too and not your everyday 'awful' pictures, as you mentioned. This is the BEST place to stay if you have teenagers that get bored!! However, there is plenty of nightlife nearby for the adults too.
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on July 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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If you want to keep your son away from the gaming console, why not book a vacation package combining room-rate discounts with free admission to cultural attractions like the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, or The Art Institute. Nine properties, including the Essex Inn and W Lakeshore, are offering deals to coincide with the "Mythic Creatures" exhibit at the Field Museum (on until September 1). That way, you have no excuse not to get out of your hotel! The Chicago CVB website (www.choosechicago.com) also has some interesting packages that bundle hotel accommodation with various attractions and guided tours. Not sure what your budget is, but the newly opened Trump International Hotel walks with the walk with the city's other famous skyscrapers, second in height only to the Sears Tower, so fits your desire for something unique.
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     answered this on July 16, 2008 at 09:25 AM
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