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July 12, 2012updated Dec 20, 2023

InterContinental Chicago Announces On the Water Package

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Chicago, Illinois – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

With Chicago’s summer temperatures soaring past 100 degrees lately, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is now offering guests a unique way to experience the Windy City’s most popular downtown attractions, while paddling down the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. This summer, the historic downtown Chicago hotel has partnered with Wateriders Kayaks to provide adventurous guests with the opportunity to kayak through Chicago during their stay in the city with a new On The Water package.

This one-of-a-kind experience allows visitors to explore the city from a fresh point of view while enjoying the comforts of luxurious hotel accommodations. Travelers can choose from an array of unique tours, including the Gangster and Fireworks tours, hop in the InterContinental Chicago-branded kayaks, and paddle away down the famous river. Designed for all interests, from large group team-building to fitness buffs on a mission, InterContinental Chicago’s On The Water package includes guests’ choice of a Wateriders Kayak Tour or up to three hours of sightseeing on the Chicago River and is available now through to October 1, 2012.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is the only hotel with a front entrance on the prestigious Magnificent Mile. Originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, an exclusive luxury men’s club, the property is one of Chicago’s most elegant landmarks. The hotel features 792 refurbished guest rooms, including 73 lavishly decorated suites. The hotel’s historic, junior Olympic-size pool is recognized as one of the best indoor pools in the US and is included in Chicago’s major architectural tours. Dining options in the hotel include Michael Jordan Steak House, an elegant, modern American steakhouse that reflects the basketball legend’s preferred dining style, and ENO, an upscale yet approachable wine lounge that features cheese and chocolate pairings.

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