Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet Suite...

About a month ago we booked two rooms at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Chicago for my niece’s upcoming birthday bash. We requested smoking rooms, preferably adjoining, and followed up with several phone calls prior reiterating this request. Upon our arrival yesterday? No smoking rooms available.

Thank goodness Paul went into the hotel with Fraughter and I instead of just dropping us off. Because of his Priority Club Platinum Member status, and the fact that he spends at least forty percent of the year staying in one of their hotels, they suddenly realized there was a smoking suite available and upgraded one of the rooms.

We were directed to take the elevators in the Historic Tower up to the 38th floor and then take a second elevator to the 41st floor. Here is the second elevator; at best, it was 3’ X 5’.

The elevator door opened on our floor...to a door. I put the key card in and guess what? Our upgraded smoking suite was apparently the whole 41st floor! Look way up; there was only one floor above us.


Fraughter, a/k/a The Streamer Queen, went to work.




The Birthday Girl, and the rest of our party of eight, arrived and it was time to par-tay!

Views from our window…



…and views from the catwalk. Yes, we climbed out the window.



The Birthday Girl and party pics.






The aftermath.



Now go away; we have a late checkout!

19 comments:

LceeL said...

You climbed out the window??????? YOU CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW????

You were more than 400 feet above street level and you CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW??????

OMG.

Sheila said...

If I had known about this, I totally would've crashed.

Looks like a great time! Your niece rocks almost as hard as I do :)

bernthis said...

I literally got vertigo from that shot of you looking down from the catwalk. Looks like u had a great time

Chelsie said...

Looks like you guys had a blast. I wish I could stay on a whole floor in a hotel! You ladies sure do know how to have a good time in chicago.

The Peach Tart said...

Looks like a fabulous party

Organic Meatbag said...

You naughty, naughty girls...hahahaha

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

What Lou said.

And...

ZOMG!!! How come we didn't moon the building across from us?!? I feel so cheated now. ;)

Moonspun said...

It's amazing how those Platinum members can make things just magically appear!
that looks like quite a time..you know how to party!

Aunt Juicebox said...

WOW!

Ren said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! I'm jealous.

Cat said...

I am with Lou - OMG you climbed out the window?

lady you have more balls than most men I know!!!

great pictures and it sounds like it was a blast!

Lola said...

Looks/sounds like a blast, but climbing out the window is not something I would do even after I was drunk!!!

Captain Dumbass said...

I loved the pic of the Mariott. Batman should have been standing on that gargoyle.

Badass Geek said...

Some of those pictures made me dizzy from the height.

Gulp.

Momisodes said...

OMG. My knees are all wobbly and my palms are sweaty just looking at your view out there!

Looks like it was an awesome time. So glad to hear you all ended up scoring a great room :)

doobylove said...

I love the flask, that's hilarious. Looks like it was one hell of a party... What comes before part B? Part-aaayyyy!

doobylove said...

I love the flask, that's hilarious. Looks like it was one hell of a party... What comes before part B? Part-aaayyyy!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a wonderful time you had! I love it! : ) And I LOVE the upgrade! You are such a super star!

Kim's Korner said...

WOW! On so many levels!

The room. The window. The views. The party.

Wow.

Gotta love a lady who knows how to throw a party, (and a man with a magic upgrade card!) :-)