The 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon sold out in a record six days this year. No matter how excited runners are though, they know those last few days before the race’s start require plenty of rest. And what better place to prepare your legs (and mind) for the iconic run than at one of the best hotels in the Windy City?
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago offers quite the package for the October 7 event. Check in to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel and you’ll be treated to in-room amenities such as a Trump sports bag, Gatorade and granola bars to prep your body, as well as soothing bath salts for post-race relaxation. To fuel your muscles for the 26.2-mile journey, order room service or head to Sixteen for a special runner’s menu. (Food fact: Trump Chicago’s in-room dining program was the first in the U.S. to be organic-certified by Oregon Tilth.)
Come race day, all you have to do is focus on getting to the finish line because, from snacks to transportation, Trump has everything else covered. Don’t worry about stocking up on your own morning goodies — Trump Chicago’s lobby will be equipped with an “Endurance Station” filled with all kinds of energy drinks to wash down the bananas. Shuttles will transport guests to Grant Park between 5 and 9 a.m.; so, if your fans want to sleep in a bit, you’ll still have a guaranteed ride.
After you’ve achieved your goal and finished the jogging tour of Chi-Town, make your way back to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa at Trump Chicago for a massage — trust us, you’ll want one. Marathon-oriented treatments are offered at the spa through Monday, October 8.
Photo Courtesy of Bank of America Chicago Marathon