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Santa Suite Swissôtel Chicago

When:
12/03/2016 all-day
Repeats:
Daily until 12/23/2016
Where:
Swissôtel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Cost:
FREE

Santa Suite Swissôtel Chicago

Santa Suite Swissôtel Chicago

The Swissôtel Chicago today announced that Santa has reserved the hotel’s 41stfloor Presidential Suite as his official Windy City home-away-from-Pole this holiday season. Continuing a tradition that began in 2014, and has quickly become a holiday favorite among Chicago’s most Santa-savvy, the Big Guy is again extending an open invitation to local families and hotel guests to visit his lavishly-appointed “Santa Suite,” free of charge, starting Dec. 3.

The Swissôtel Chicago Santa Suite will be open to the public on select days and times, Dec. 3 – 23, when Santa isn’t using it for top-level meetings with local toy purveyors or catching up on some much-needed yuletide rest. As Santa’s calendar is always subject to change, would-be visitors are encouraged to check the latest schedule at www.swissotel.com/chicago, before leaving home.

Confirmed, at this point, are three Saturdays – Dec. 3 (11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), Dec. 10 (11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), and Dec. 17 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) – when Santa himself will greet children and pose for photos in his suite.

Just as Chicagoans and tourists have eagerly awaited the unveiling of State Street holiday window displays for decades, a growing number of in-the-know Santa fans watch with childlike anticipation for seasonal snippets of what’s in store for the upcoming season’s Santa Suite. Recently leaked for 2016 was Santa’s VIP Santa Suite guest list which, having in previous years included Santa’s reindeer and the original Christmas Elves, this year pinpoints fellow legendary figures Mother Nature, Father Time, The Easter Bunny, Cupid, The Sandman and The Tooth Fairy.

Places for these fabled guests, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be set at the Santa Suite’s elegantly-appointed dinner table, and six of the suite’s 12 magnificent Christmas trees will be decorated in their honor. From top to bottom, Santa’s helpers are ensuring no stocking is left unstuffed, transforming the five-room Presidential Suite into a stunningly whimsical hideaway suitable for the Man of the Season. Seasonal décor will be accented with a host of magical details, including Santa’s trademark red suits and boots lined up in the closet and signature pipe next to his favorite armchair.

There’ll be guided tours of the Santa Suite conducted by Santa’s certified elves, a letter-writing station for leaving holiday wish lists, complimentary treats, and a keepsake gift for all children on the “nice list.” Guests who post or tweet a photo of their Santa Suite visit using the hashtag #SwissSantaSuite will automatically be entered to win a number of prizes, including a one-night stay at Swissôtel Chicago.

The Santa Suite is also available for private group tours and holiday receptions for up to 100 people. For additional information, call (312) 268-8235 or email chicago.events@swissotel.com.

Swissôtel Chicago, designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, is an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and just steps from the Magnificent Mile. The distinctive all-glass four-diamond hotel offers spectacular wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, 661 guest rooms and suites, five premier ballrooms, and spotless European-style service.

Santa Suite Swissôtel Chicago

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