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Where Chicago - - EDITOR’S ITINERARY - Henna Khe­mani Tower Concierge St. Jane Chicago

Q: Tell us about your ho­tel! What should vis­i­tors know?

A: St. Jane is in the his­toric Car­bon and Car­bide Build­ing and is named af­ter Jane Ad­dams, of the Hull House. There is a ho­tel within the ho­tel, called The Tower, which con­sists of 33 ex­clu­sive rooms, and guests of The Tower will be some of the only ones to have ac­cess to our rooftop lounge and bar called The No­bel (named for Jane Ad­dams No­bel Peace award). In ad­di­tion to the Ja­maican eatery Mr. Brown's Lounge, we also have our brand new restau­rant, called Free Rein. Q: When you have a friend in town, where do you al­ways take them?

A: The Chicago Cul­tural Cen­ter! It is a hid­den gem though it takes up a whole a city block. The Tiffany Glass Dome in­side is so gor­geous and very pho­to­genic. Then I'll take guests for a stroll along the scenic River­walk. Q: What are your fa­vorite things to do in Chicago dur­ing the sum­mer?

A: Chicago rooftops and pa­tios are al­ways the best. Chicago Parks also have free live pro­gram­ming such as movies in the park, live mu­sic, or Sum­merDance (in Grant Park), where you get to learn and prac­tice dif­fer­ent dance styles. Q: How can you ex­pe­ri­ence the best of Chicago on a bud­get?

A: There are so many dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties and great tours in Chicago that are free. A lot of the great restau­rants have some sort of happy hour deals, where you can try their amaz­ing dishes but at a dis­counted rate. But the best way to do Chicago on a bud­get is just walk­ing around the city. Strolling along the lake­front is such a unique at­mos­phere and feel­ing, and you can see some of the best views of the sky­line. Also al­ways ask your concierge for help! You never know what good­ies they might have to help get you dis­counts in the area. Q: Any tried-and-true tips for vis­i­tors?

A: Def­i­nitely do an ar­chi­tec­ture boat tour. You will learn so much his­tory about the city and gain knowl­edge about our amaz­ing ar­chi­tec­ture.

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