The Luxury: Theres a reason the Hotel Sax, formerly the House of Blues Hotel, is among Chicagos coolest digs. Its good looks are hard to ignore: Channeling a baroque style, with its Italian marble floors, velvet sofas, chandeliers, and trompe loeil candelabra, the hotel is reminiscent of a European grand salon. The conveniences, however, are altogether 21st centuryfrom a high-tech lounge, outfitted with laptops, video games, downloadable music, and HDTV screens, to a selection of so-called entertainment-tech guest rooms. The Value: Stay three nights or more and pay just $160/night30 percent off the regular rate. This package provides a great value for whats offered. The Catch: The deal is a limited one so book as soon as possible. The Details: For more information, call 312-245-0333 or visit www.hotelsaxchicago.com.
From the April/May 2009 issue of Sherman's Travel magazine