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Articles tagged with 'hotels'


Staycation in the suburbs

Published Nov. 15, 2015

Perhaps my first staycation experience - in Tosa of all places - would give me a new glimpse of an old, familiar neighborhood. It didn't, but there are reasons people seek out a suburban hotel, especially this time of year.


5 great Chicago hotels

Published Nov. 12, 2015

I look for any excuse to stay in the Windy City - with my wife, with the whole family and sometimes with one kid at a time. Over the years, we've experienced quite a few hotels. Here are 5 of the best.


5 annoying things about hotel rooms and how to fix them

Published Nov. 11, 2015

There are always little things that keep you from reaching basic hotel room nirvana; but some are easy to fix. Here are five of the most common hotel complaints, along with suggestions to fix them.


Does size matter? Hotel Felix in Chicago

Published Nov. 11, 2015

Sometimes size matters. But in the case of hotel rooms it's not necessarily true. Take for example, the very pleasant Hotel Felix - a hotel frequently maligned for its small rooms - in Chicago.


Don't forget the hidden gems, like Hotel Metro

Published Nov. 10, 2015

With new places always opening, it's sometimes it's easy to forget the true gems we have here in Milwaukee. Such is the case for Hotel Metro, a spot I was lucky enough to visit during a recent "staycation."


A night in Milwaukee's most expensive hotel room

Published Nov. 9, 2015

Last year we explored the city's priciest hotel rooms, for which rack rate climbed into the quadruple digits. But, the impressive Presidential Suite at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino runs a cool $4,000 a night.


New report says Downtown needs more connectivity

Published May 19, 2015

A new report by Hunden Strategic Partners in Chicago was presented yesterday at a Public Policy Forum luncheon at the Intercontinental Milwaukee. It calls for more connectivity and density, and makes some obvious but not apparent to all observations.


4 Marcus Hotels & Resorts' properties nab AAA Four Diamond Award

Published Feb. 13, 2015

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation announced today that four of its owned and managed properties have again received the AAA Four Diamond Award rating in 2015. Less than four percent of 58,000 AAA-approved hotels and restaurants receive this rating.