Ask the Expert
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.