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HOTEL 71 CENTER OF SUMMER FAMILY FUN IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO Easy Access to Downtown Fun and Children’s Activities Chicago, IL – June 21, 2010 – If you’re looking for bright lights, great Broadway shows and little places to go, there’s no finer place than downtown Chicago, you know. At the center of the excitement is Hotel 71 – this chic property welcomes families looking to go downtown for fun. From its prime location, guests can easily enjoy all the activity along the River, head around the corner for a Broadway show, and stroll to museums, shopping and the nearby Navy Pier and much more. This summer, Hotel 71 welcomes families with its Summer in the City package. The package includes complimentary overnight parking and an offer of 30% off a second room. Available June 6 through September 6, 2010, guests can book online at www.hotel71.com. To book the second room, call the hotel direct at 312-346-7100. Family Fun Activities With Easy Access from Hotel 71 Now playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre Billy Elliott The Musical has taken Chicago by storm! Broadway in Chicago presents this joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Science rules at the three great institutions that make up Chicago’s lakefront Museum Campus. Centered within The Field Museum’s 20 million biological and anthropological specimens is Sue, the largest and most complete T. rex ever found. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of SUE and experience the T. rex in a brand new way. Go face-to-face with super-realistic robotic SUE as she reacts to every move or put on glasses and experience the thrilling new 3D movie, Waking the T. rex – The Story of SUE.
Explore the universe at Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the world’s only museum with two full-size planetarium theaters. Or head to the Shedd Aquarium and get up close with 22,000 aquatic species. Millennium Park offers dazzling music, art, landscape design and architecture – including the mammoth stainless-steel Cloud Gate sculpture – splashing around in the interactive Crown Fountain during summer, and alfresco dining. Navy Pier is the Midwest’s top tourist destination featuring the Boardwalk, 150-foot Ferris wheel, boat and Segway tours, and countless dining and shopping options. Located on Navy Pier, Chicago Children’s Museum is now one of the city’s top cultural attractions and the second most-visited children’s museum in the country. Now through September, see the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan from 350 feet above Navy Pier. Float in silence 35 stories into the air on the Navy Pier AeroBalloon, an anchored, helium-filled, state of the art balloon. The balloon will carry up to 17 passengers at a time for spectacular 360-degree panoramas of bustling downtown Chicago and horizon-bending view of Lake Michigan. The Skydeck is the highest observatory in Chicago and offers the best view and best overview of Chicago - at 1,353 feet (412 meters) - the view is amazing! Visitors can see 40 – 50 miles (65 - 80 kilometers) on a clear day. Imagine seeing Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, just by walking around the Skydeck, and there’s no finer view of Chicago architecture. Visitors will see interactive, museum-quality exhibits on the inside of the Skydeck presenting Chicago’s past and present. At every turn, guests will see more of Chicago’s history and historic characters. Hollywood Sighting Near/At Hotel 71 • •
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About Hotel 71 Hotel 71 is ideally located at the epicenter of downtown Chicago on the Chicago River at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, "the Magnificent Mile.â€? The 39-story downtown tower offers a chic hotel experience with a fresh style and large rooms and suites. With its unrivalled location, and warm, friendly service, Hotel 71 is the choice hotel for both business and leisure travelers. Phone: (312) 346-7100 or visit www.hotel71.com. ### Media Contacts: Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary JLK Communications 760-941-4121 Lori_Kennedy@hotmail.com Shae.Geary@sbcglobal.net