Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Offering Art Institute of Chicago Special Exhibit Package

CHICAGO, IL, March 07, 2008 – With a growing number of travelers taking some type of educational vacation this year, the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is offering a Chicago hotel package in conjunction with the acclaimed Art Institute of Chicago.

Guests have the opportunity to discover two famous artists in two breathtaking exhibitions on view from February 16 – May 10, 2008 at the museum. Edward Hooper and Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, both can be found within the Art Institute of Chicago for a limited time.

Edward Hopper is one of the most enduring and popular American painters of the 20th century. This is the first comprehensive presentation of Hopper’s work to be seen in American museums outside of New York in a quarter century. Edward Hopper features 90 watercolors, oil paintings and prints, while American painter Winslow Homer created some of the most breathtaking and influential images in the history of watercolor. Also appearing at the Art Institute, Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light provides an intimate look at how one of America’s most celebrated painters discovered for himself – over a period of three decades – the secrets of the watercolor medium. Over 100 watercolors, oils and drawings explore the artist’s most important subjects and sites and his interest in color and light.

The Art Institute Chicago weekend getaway includes:
• Standard guest room with one king or two double beds
• Two undated, untimed tickets to the Art Institute of Chicago, including access to two special exhibits, Edward Hopper and Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light (February 16 – May 10, 2008)
• Rates from $184 – $314

Stay at a luxurious Chicago hotel that is a seamless blend of contemporary style and comfortable accommodations, perfect for a weekend of art. Situated on the famous Magnificent Mile, this legendary Marriott hotel is within walking distance to Navy Pier, American Girl Place, and the theatre and museum districts. Stunning city views from most of the downtown Chicago accommodations highlight private spaces featuring stylish upgrades including flat screen TVs, Revive bedding, ergonomic chairs and desks, as well as high speed Internet.

Retreat to the Intersect Caf & Bar or The Restaurant in Chicago for a signature drink or a light meal before turning in for the night, and experience luxury at every turn at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Discover a downtown Chicago hotel soaring 46 stories into the city skyline and boasting contemporary, yet comfortable accommodations at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. Situated on Michigan Avenue s Magnificent Mile among world-famous shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, this luxurious Chicago, Illinois hotel is also within walking distance to the Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Theater and Museum Districts, as well as many other top Windy City attractions. Recently renovated hotel rooms offer stunning city views and stylish upgrades, including flat screen TVs, Marriott s Revive bedding, and ergonomic chairs with sleek, modern desks. With 60,000 square feet of versatile event space, this Chicago luxury hotel creates the perfect elegant setting for successful business engagements, spectacular social gatherings, and exquisite wedding receptions. Experience a sophisticated downtown Chicago hotel Beyond Magnificent at the extraordinary Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. For more information or to make a reservation call 312-836-0100, or visit
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*Valid Thursdays through Sundays, through 5/10/08.