Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Awaken Your Culinary Senses with Chicago's Hotel Blake Special

Warm, sunny, breezy summer days just beckon to city-lovers or starry-eyed travelers to spend some time in Chicago taking a lazy stroll on its gorgeous beaches, visiting its world-class museums or shopping in its classy department stores or designer boutiques. Round out that perfect day with an enticing, luscious dinner at Hotel Blake’s critically acclaimed Custom House Restaurant that’s designed to awaken your culinary senses. Then, wake up the next morning in Hotel Blake’s luxurious guest room – complete with soaring 12-foot vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a stunning view of the Windy City in all of its summer glory.

Hotel Blake’s Culinary Delight Dinner package features everything you need to get a robust taste of Chicago’s rich culture and diversity. The package includes two complimentary cocktail vouchers and a $100 dinner credit for the Custom House Restaurant, complimentary continental breakfast and overnight accommodations at Hotel Blake. And, with the hotel’s ideal location in the 19th-century Morton Salt Building in the Printer’s Row neighborhood, guests have easy access to all the most popular sightseeing attractions and trendy hot spots in Chicago.

The Custom House Restaurant, which features delectable contemporary American cuisine from the James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain, is housed in an elegant, comfortable but formal glass-walled space at Hotel Blake. The restaurant’s design and atmosphere reflects the vibrant Chicago architecture of the surrounding Printer’s Row neighborhood, which was once known as the Custom House Levee District. Chef McClain’s menu focuses on artisanal meats and the freshest ingredients – and exhibits the same meticulous attention to detail that brought success to his other Chicago restaurants. With its varied menu of meat, game, fish, cheeses, soups, salads and grains, there’s something for everyone to savor during this unforgettable culinary experience. So, take in a glass of wine from the finest West Coast vineyards, and seduce your soul mate with exotic Mediterranean tastes fused with American cuisine.

Round out the evening in one of Hotel Blake’s 162 charming rooms, which blend warm, jewel-toned hues and richly finished woods along with 12-foot vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The resulting ambiance creates your own private oasis. Stress and responsibility will fade away amid the ultimate comfort of luxurious Egyptian cotton linens and plush bathrobes. Wash away the daily grind with the oversized rain showerheads and the luxury Bath & Body Works products found in the exquisitely-decorated bathrooms. If you desire, stay connected to the outside world with complimentary high-speed internet access or enjoy some relaxing music using i-Pod Clock Radios with high-quality sound.

Indulging in a luxurious stay at Hotel Blake also puts you close to some of the best sights that Chicago has to offer. See the latest fashions by exploring the eclectic Printer’s Row shops or visiting the classic department stores and designer boutiques located on State Street and the Magnificent Mile. Take a stroll among the 1,100 animals (many of which are rare and endangered) at one of the country’s last remaining free zoos – the Lincoln Park Zoo. Enjoy a trendy new show at Chicago’s Theater District. Visit world-famous sights such as the Board of Trade, Stock Exchange or the Art Institute. With so many attractions just a cab ride or short walk from Hotel Blake, guests can experience the rich, abundant sounds, tastes, and sights of Chicago all the while knowing that their busy day will end when they return to their own personal oasis of relaxation at Hotel Blake.

For more information about Hotel Blake, or to sign up for the Culinary Delight Dinner package, visit or call (312) 986-1234.

Hotel Blake is an upscale luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Chicago’s Printer’s Row, providing elegant, chic, contemporary accommodations within the confines of a charming historic building. Hotel Blake is managed by the Hostmark Hospitality Group (, a leading hospitality management firm that operates upscale full service hotels, resorts, focused service hotels and restaurants worldwide. Hostmark Hospitality Group, which is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, is an award-winning operator of Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Starwood and Wyndham Hotels.

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