We planned our Chicago trip so that we would be in town for the wedding of two of our business school friends. This was our last weekend in Chicago and we got a hotel room at the JW Marriott with Mike’s hotel points (thank you, consulting!). When we checked into our room, we knew it was going to be good when we got to the room and it was a double door. Cha-ching! They had upgraded us to the Vice Presidential suite since Mike has Platinum status. We will enjoy it while it lasts…
So we open the door and our jaw drops because we step into a beautiful huge room with an 8 person dining room table and gorgeous couch. To the right is a small kitchen complete with fridge and dishwasher, and to the left is an office. Through another set of double doors is the bedroom and the bathroom is just as ridiculous. The mirror has a TV embedded into it!!! When it’s off, it’s a mirror and you turn it on and it blends right in. Even tub has its own “infinity” edge. Too bad it was only for one night.
That night we went to the wedding at the Chicago Illuminating Company in South Loop. It was a beautiful modern space and everything was perfect! It was funny that the ceremony area would darken every time the subway would pass overhead but didn’t disturb it too much. I had injured my toe a few days before (I know, so many injuries!) and it was bandaged and throbbing, but that didn’t stop me from going nuts on the dance floor. It was tons of fun but my toe definitely hated me in the morning.
Our hotel suite actually came in really handy after the wedding because we took the after party there! What better place to fit 30 people lugging pizza and drinks? It was such a good time that security came up at 2:30am telling us to knock it off. Party was shutting down anyway. We have another wedding we’re attending in wine country, CA in a couple of weeks–looking forward to that one also.