How to Find a Hotel When You Travel With a Pet

In recent years, more people have been looking to travel with a pet. While the demand grows, so does the access to pet-friendly spots. A survey by Wag! reveals that approximately 94% of travelers would give up at least one amenity for pet-friendliness at accommodations. Even so, there are other

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Staying Fit on Work Trips: Tips for Business Travelers

We all know staying fit on business trips can be a struggle. The stats show only 40% of business travelers keep up their usual health routines. Between hectic schedules in unfamiliar places, fitness often falls by the wayside. The good news? With some smart planning and tools, getting your workout

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Staying Safe as a Solo Traveler at Hotels

Solo travelers take multiple trips annually, making up over 11% of all travelers. Staying safe should be a top priority for every solo traveler. After all, around 45% of women and 20% of men report feeling unsafe or vulnerable when traveling alone. The good news is there are practical steps

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How to Spot and Avoid Hidden Hotel Fees and Surcharges

Hidden hotel fees continue to frustrate travelers, with a 2023 survey revealing that 95% encountered unexpected charges or misleading fees over the past year. Here at Chicago West Loop, we get that hidden fees frustrate travelers. As a trusted stay spot, we’re upfront about full pricing from booking to checkout.

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Essential Hotel Amenities for Remote Workers in Chicago

As remote work gains popularity, the number of remote workers in the U.S. is expected to reach over 32 million by 2025, representing almost 25% of the total workforce. This trend has fueled interest in hotel amenities catering to digital nomads. As one of the most affordable major metropolitan areas,

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Where to Propose in Chicago: Most Romantic Spots for Couples

Looking to pop the question? With proposals expected to rebound, Chicago emerges as a top romantic getaway to propose to your partner. From sweeping lakefront sunsets to intimate hotel bars, the Windy City overflows with swoon-worthy spots to create lifelong memories. We’ve rounded up the most iconic to hidden gem

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A Tourist’s Guide: Getting Around Chicago Without a Car

Between traffic jams and exorbitant parking, vehicles often hamper Windy City adventures. Luckily, Chicago offers user-friendly public transit spanning iconic L-trains, widespread buses, and Divvy bikeshares. These affordable options whisk sightseers across town to world-famous attractions like Cloud Gate, Wrigley Field, the Magnificent Mile, and more. This guide unpacks navigating

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Celebrating Winter in Chicago’s West Loop

When the wind whips through the concrete corridors of Chicago’s famous West Loop, you know winter has arrived. This historic former warehouse district buzzes year-round with popular restaurants, independent galleries, and boutique shops, but the neighborhood truly comes alive in the wintertime. Locals bundle up and brace for the cold

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