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September 27, 2007updated Dec 20, 2023

Elite Recommends – Chicago’s Ultimate VIP Experiences

By Chris Boyle

Elite Traveler has selected the most exclusive VIP experiences for your stay in Chicago.


With sweeping views of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, the 94th floor John Hancock Observatory offers visitors some of the best views in Chicago.

Make your visit there even more extraordinary by hiring out the Observatory for an evening of dinner and drinks. With catering provided by the award-winning Blue Plate and an events team keen to make your evening perfectly memorable, private hire of the John Hancock Observatory is the ultimate way for the elite traveler to enjoy the magnificent Chicago skyline. In summer, opt for a Wednesday or Saturday and end your evening in style watching the Navy Pier fireworks; while in January, February and March, private use of the temporary ice rink will make your experience extra special.


Considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture, Robie House was created in 1910 by Frank Lloyd Wright for businessman Frederick C. Robie.

Designed in the Prairie Style, the building is now seen as a forerunner of architectural modernism. Private hire of Robie House will give you access to one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s official sites, a truly unique experience. Begin with an exclusive guided tour, allowing you to see firsthand the thoughtfully designed interior and exquisite art glass that makes this building so iconic. Follow with a drinks reception or intimate dinner, giving you the time to soak in your surroundings while enjoying some of the best catering Chicago has to offer.

+1 312 994 4040

5757 South Woodlawn Avenue


Soldier Field is a renowned city and sporting landmark and it can now be hired out for an exclusive one-of-a-kind experience.

Eighteen guests will have the chance to battle it out at this legendary ground, with 1985 World Champions Steve McMichael and MVP Richard Dent acting as coaches. Heading first to the professional locker room, where each guest will have a locker complete with custom-engraved nameplate, a spirited pep talk will be given by the day’s coaches. Then dressed in personalized football jerseys, the team will run out onto the field through the dense fog curtain and fireworks. The unforgettable game of flag football comes complete with a half-time show, closing firework display, and a whole host of added extras including a gourmet ‘championship’ meal. Costing around $165,000 this is a truly unique experience afforded only to the Elite Traveler.

Robert Sivek

 Kirsty Buhr

+1 630 941 0600 ext. 256

1410 Museum Campus Drive

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