Experience the Festival of Lights at Park Hyatt Chicago

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An annual holiday tradition for Chicago visitors and residents alike is experiencing the festive BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration right on the city’s famed Michigan Avenue. On November 22, just steps away from Park Hyatt Chicago, you can enjoy a variety of activities with the family in celebration of the advent of the holiday season.

Family –friendly events are abound including the Lights Festival Lane, which features a Kids Corner and several Magnificent Mile vendors as well as concerts by top musical artists at the BMO Harris Bank Stage. The festival culminates with a grand Tree-Lighting Parade traveling down Michigan Avenue, and marshaled by Mickey and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World, and a Fireworks Spectacular show over the Chicago River.

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With Park Hyatt Chicago right on the Magnificent Mile, it’s the perfect place to accompany your holiday evening!  Whether you pop into NoMI Kitchen for some light bites and a spectacular view, indulge in NoMI Lounge’s signature Park Chocolate Bar, or stay the night in one of our exquisite rooms – you’re sure to enjoy the night knowing you’re only a few steps away from the festivities!

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Book your Festival of Lights getaway today to enjoy our exceptional offerings for a fabulous and fun weekend stay!

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The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

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The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival has begun for the 2014 season. From today, August 22, through September 1, enjoy a myriad of events to celebrate the Magnificent Mile and its many shopping attractions during the week-long celebration. The schedule of events below, including an exclusive Leg Refresher Treatment at NoMI Spa, are sure to entice any shopping enthusiast to spend as much time as possible on the Magnificent Mile this week!


August 22 – September 1

Pop into NoMI Spa for a quick 15-minute Leg Refresher ($35 USD) to revitalize and pamper your tired feet during your shopping experience!  Let experts uplift your weary legs with a Revive & Citrus Aromatherapy blend treatment, followed by an application of Sole Goddess to keep your feet blister-free as you continue your day! Additionally, receive 15% off all retail purchases in the NoMI Spa Boutique anytime during the Shopping Festival.


August 22, 5:30pm-8:30pm at Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue)

Enjoy an appearance by celebrity chef made famous by appearance on television show sensation Top Chef, Sam Talbot, as well as bites and libations by some of Chicago’s top restaurants. The event is held at scenic Pioneer Court, where you’ll be in an outdoor tent with a splendid view of Chicago’s sensational skyline.


August 23-24 Throughout the Festival Stretch

Delight in an array of pop-up fashion displays throughout the Magnificent Mile, and covering John Hancock Plaza, featuring brand participants such as Macy’s and the 900 North Michigan shops, as well as city institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago.


August 23, 1pm at the John Hancock Plaza (875 N. Michigan Avenue)

Experience a complimentary concert with artist Andy Grammer, contemporary pop and soul musician. Afterwards, a meet-and-greet with Grammer will occur!


August 31

Join the nearly 10,000 participants in the Magnificent Mile Women’s Half Marathon. Runners will receive special offers throughout Labor Day Weekend.

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NoMI Kitchen Introduces Chef’s Corner


Spring is just around the corner, and with the new season there are exciting announcements for NoMI Kitchen! Beginning this season, enjoy an intimate dinner tasting at NoMI by making a reservation for our Chef’s Corner.

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With an exclusive reservation, you will be introduced to the creative process utilized by Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche, and given insight into how his artfully crafted dishes come to life in the heart of NoMI Kitchen.

First, enjoy a guided tour of NoMI Kitchen, where you will become immersed in the delightful open kitchen concept that allows for a personalized and special dining experience. You will also be whisked through our kitchen, to see how our chefs meticulously prepare NoMI’s modern cuisine.

Next, enjoy the customized menu that Chef LaRoche will create for your party, utilizing seasonal, quality ingredients to establish the essence of NoMI for your unique dining experience. Allow yourself to delight in the specially-prepared, off-menu dishes during the tasting. Chef LaRoche will introduce each course, whose culinary flair will prove just as enchanting as the upcoming season.

The Chef’s Corner at NoMI Kitchen is $150 per person for five courses, with wine pairings specially selected by our Sommelier. Reservations for this exclusive dining experience are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with recommended seating at 7pm.

Space is limited! For inquiries and reservations, please contact Camila Rachmanis at camila.rachmanis@hyatt.com or (312) 239-4137. Reservations made through Open Table requesting Chef’s Corner cannot be honored.

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‘Tis The Season… To Shop Sweepstakes

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Park Hyatt Chicago is making the most of the holiday season with a Facebook Sweepstakes dedicated to Chicago’s incredible holiday shopping scene. This winter, from now through December 22, 2013, visit our ‘Tis The Season… To Shop’ Facebook Tab and enter your e-mail address for a chance to win a variety of prizes sure to delight you during the holidays.

From a one-night stay here at Park Hyatt Chicago to a $100 gift certificate to 900 North Michigan Shops, several lucky winners will receive the perfect holiday gift after a busy month of festivities.

While you’re waiting for your chance to win our festive sweepstakes, learn more about our ‘Stay More, Save More‘ package and reserve a luxurious stay in the heart of the Chicago shopping scene this winter. Indulge in contemporary chic accommodations and enjoy 20% savings on the best available rate for two night stays to ensure your weekend of shopping is well spent.

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The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

Chicago summers always feature the most exciting happenings, whether it be street festivals, concerts, or fairs. If you’re in town this month, be sure to partake in The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, sure to fulfill all of your shopping needs – until your next visit to Chicago, that is! This annual event spans from August 22nd through September 14th and will feature 12 days of fashion-centered activities, sure to be an enjoyable and unique addition to one’s schedule for any traveler with a penchant for shopping.

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The Festival opener is on Thursday, August 22 and features #ShopFest: A Kick-off to Fall Fashion. Located at Pioneer Court at 401 North Michigan Avenue. This $30 ticketed fashion show event illuminates styles compiled from stores located within The Magnificent Mile’s retail centers, 900 North Michigan Shops, The Shops at North Bridge and Water Tower Place, brought together to showcase fall’s newest trends in a lively outdoor setting. Complementing the show will be delicious bites, cocktails, and celebrity sightings.

Other Festival events include “Pamper Your Pooch Weekend,” which focuses on treating the special pet in your life to the lap of luxury; from a canine cruise, to a pet photo shoot and more, these events will ensure that your favorite companion feels appreciated.  Other events include American Girl Place, the Art Institute of Chicago, a film screening, sunrise yoga for early rising shoppers, cocktail receptions, and “A Magnificent Taste,” the Festival’s culinary event.

For a full list of events, please stop here for a detailed listing provided by The Magnificent Mile shopping district. Enjoy, and make sure to take time to pamper yourself during your trip to Chicago this month!

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