Embracing a Healthy Family: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park & Finding Dory – Shedd Aquarium Package

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park & Finding Dory – Shedd Aquarium Package

Summer is finally upon us and although to me, it doesn't seem like it started yet given the very long winter, I'm ready to get moving with some homeschool and summer vacation plans.  Getting to Shedd Aquarium is not so hard thanks to all the public transportation options Chicago has to offer.  Chicago has a special sort of unique feel to it given it’s in the Midwest and the culture is different from other big cities.  Military life provides a wonderful opportunity to experience many places across the country as well as around the world. 

The Shedd Aquarium is a perfect homeschool trip to plan on any day.  It’s a great way to introduce fun and education all in one and what better fun is there than to plan an overnight stay in a hotel to relax the night before you venture out to an oasis of activities.  The package deal at the Fairmont Chicago is a great way to bring the magic to the children while not breaking the bank.

Shedd boasts its 20th century charm that endures with a modern 21st century attention to ecological awareness, care and interpretation.  John G. Shedd was the one time president of Marshall Field & Company and loved the city so much he decided to build the world’s finest and biggest aquarium.  As a non-profit, forming in 1924, its purpose was for education and scientific purposes exclusively.  The Aquarium has only expanded twice since 1930 cautiously ensuring the original architecture design wouldn’t be compromised thus earning a National Historic Landmark destination.

Shedd was also the first inland aquarium with permanent saltwater exhibits as well as freshwater ones.  The saltwater was actually brought in during the early 30’s via insulated railroad cars that circulated between Key West, Florida and Chicago for a total of a million tropical gallons of ocean water.  To learn more, visit the Shedd Aquarium website for the latest exhibits, hours, and other special events and information.

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Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, is making sure every member of the family, including four-legged ones, enjoys summer in the city with three new family and pet-friendly packages. The Bark Near the Park Package caters to every pampered pooches needs, while the Finding Dory - Shedd Aquarium and Family Getaway Packages keep kids of all ages entertained during a stay in the Windy City.

The Bark Near the Park Package, created, in part, by Fairmont Chicago Team Member Chinook (the Hotel Manager's four-year-old Golden Retriever) includes overnight accommodations in a luxurious Fairmont guest room, two hours of dog sitting, Chinook’s Doggie Biscuits and favorite toy, the Tug Rope, plus all of Fairmont’s doggie amenities including a bed, bowls and bags. The package also includes the pet cleaning fee. There’s even in-room dining available from a new, dog-friendly a la carte menu that includes items like rotisserie chicken and poached Atlantic salmon. Finally, should Fido need a suggestion on the best doggie sightseeing spots, Fairmont’s new “dog-cierge” is available to offer recommendations. The Bark Near the Park Package starts from $249 USD per night, is available year-round, and subject to availability.

For families looking to entertain to the kids, the Finding Dory - Shedd Aquarium Package includes overnight accommodations, four VIP tickets, including Express Priority Entry, to the nearby famed Shedd Aquarium and a $100 AMC gift card so families can end their day of sea creature fun by relaxing and watching the new and largely anticipated Disney sequel, Finding Dory. Rates for this package start at $419 per room per night, and is subject to availability.

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is also offering a new Family Getaway to Chicago Package that includes overnight accommodations for up to four guests, breakfast for two adults (children 12 and under are complimentary), and valet parking (a $70 value). Rates for the Family Getaway to Chicago Package start at $309 per night. This package is also available year-round, subject to availability.

More information on Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park or any of its packages, please visit http://www.fairmont.com/chicago/.
About Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located in downtown Chicago.  With 687 guestrooms and 63,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel provides contemporary elegance and gracious hospitality. Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is also home to THE BAR in the Lobby and aria restaurant and bar, taking guests on an “east meets west” culinary experience. In addition to uniquely inspired dining and stylish accommodations, the hotel features an exclusive lifestyle spa. mySpa affords eight treatment rooms and provides the perfect urban sanctuary from the busy and bustling Chicago streets.  For more information on Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, call 312-565-8000 or visit fairmont.com/Chicago.
About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 65 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic hotels in the world, including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company that operates more than 125 hotels and branded residential properties under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands.

For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.

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