Weekend Travel Tips from the Radisson Blu Chicago

The Radisson Blu Chicago recently asked me to contribute some ‘expert travel tips’ for their “Tips for Weekend Getaways” — I wasn’t compensated for them, but I usually respond helpfully when asked for this sort of thing, sometimes travel providers offer something in return which is when I try to share those things as contests on the blog.

There was no such contest here, but since I did pocket 55,000 bonus points from the end of year Club Carlson promotion celebrating the hotel brand coming to the US I had a bit of a soft spot for them.

The tips are a bit basic for the median reader here, perhaps, but mine or tips from Rachel or Jessie will be useful.

Just Another Points Traveler recently toured the hotel and provided an extensive report. I’m actually looking forward to trying out the hotel on a future visit to Chicago.

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  1. Gary – when you do come to Chicago and stay at the RadBlu, let me know. I have been staying there weekly since 3 weeks after the property opened. I’d say a good 90% of the employees there know me by name. I will be there through April 2013.

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