2 MIN READ - As COVID-19 and resulting stay at home orders across the world grind the hospitality industry to a near-standstill, hotels are getting creative in how to bring in revenue. Several are now selling bonds for $100 that reach maturation after 60 days, at which point they are worth $150 for booking at a later date. Find out about participating hotels downtown in the Loop, and daydream about future luxurious staycations.
Inspired by St. Julian Hospitaller, the Patron Saint of Hospitality and Travelers, the historic Atlantic Bank Building has been redeveloped into Hotel Julian Chicago. The building is one of the earliest examples of renowned Chicago architects Benjamin Marshall and Charles Fox. Located mere steps from Millennium Park and the Loop business district, Hotel Julian appeals to both business and leisure travelers. All rooms feature a modern design with well-appointed amenities, complimentary WiFi, and high ceilings for a lifestyle experience. Purchase your Hotel Julian bonds here.
At St. Jane, all bedrooms and suites are spacious with high ceilings and unique crown molding. The large windows offer unrivaled views of Chicago’s iconic sights. All rooms feature custom furnishings, a private bar tastefully stocked with locally sourced items, and artwork to evoke a sense of mystery that blends narrative and imagery. All bathrooms feature lustrous marble countertops, a subtle tribute to the stunning materials of the Carbide & Carbon Building. St Jane’s Buy Now, Stay Later program aims to help the hotel get back to business as soon as possible, supporting everyone who keeps the hotel running. The credits can be used to purchase or discount rooms, and multiple certificates can be purchased. Purchase your St. Jane bonds here.
LondonHouse Chicago is a dynamic luxury lifestyle hotel featuring 452 rooms and suites, 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and more. The LondonHouse features Chicago's only tri-level rooftop venue, lobby bar, spa, fitness center, and two floors of upscale retail space. It synchronizes the classical architecture of 360 North Michigan Avenue with a modernist 22-story glass tower addition, forming a one-of-a-kind destination in Chicago. Purchase your LondonHouse Chicago bonds by emailing email@example.com with the subject line “Hotel Bond.”
Experience the Windy City like never before at Hotel Essex Chicago. Situated within the chic building that once housed the Essex Inn, this brand-new hotel offers effortless style, contemporary amenities, and an exceptional downtown location. Grant Park is just across the street, and attractions including Millennium Park, McCormick Place, and Shedd Aquarium are a short walk away. Purchase your Hotel Essex bond here.
Hotels are getting creative in other ways as well. To help jumpstart leisure travel, the St. Clair Hotel Magnificent Mile has united with other members of the hospitality industry to participate in Buy One, Give One, a “vacay layaway” program designed to generate immediate revenue for hotels, while simultaneously providing a “thank you” to healthcare workers who have been tirelessly working on the front lines.
Through June 30, the Buy One, Give One offer extends 30% off the best available rate, with no black-out dates for stays through 3/31/2021. For each room night purchased, a room night will be donated to the American Nurses Association to be distributed to their members to use toward future leisure stays. Purchase here.
While Staypineapple isn’t offering a hotel bond by the technical definition, they are offering $200 gift cards for the cost of only $180. You save, and they donate a room night to the American Nurses Association to be distributed to healthcare workers. Learn more.
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