This looks like a great way to see the Windy City and its environs: The Thompson Chicago has partnered with Lexus to provide an onsite fleet of vehicles available to guests for complimentary offsite transportation and test drives.
Guests who don't want to deal with rental cars or public transportation can get behind the wheel of an IS 350 convertible or a LX 570 luxury utility vehicle for up to four hours without mileage restrictions.
Bonus: Each vehicle has a pre-programmed navigation system with approximately 25 addresses to a variety of Chicago landmarks and nearby road trip destinations, including Evanston, Ill. and New Buffalo, Mich. Thompson Chicago staff also provided details of their favorite hidden gems for guests seeking sites off the beaten path. Guests can drive themselves to an evening performance at Green Mill Jazz Club in Uptown or meeting clients at the Navy Pier for a lakefront dinner.
For those who don't want to deal with driving, a personal chauffeur can be arranged to drive guests in the house LS 460 L flagship sedan anywhere within a five-mile radius of the hotel. The car includes complimentary bottled water and a current edition of the Chicago Tribune newspaper as well as free Wi-Fi mobile hotspot functionality for staying connected from the road.
Use of the cars is available to all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Bonus: Lexus owners who book through the Lexus Drivers Site will receive a $100 hotel credit that can be used during their stay at the hotel towards food and beverage at Salone Nico or Nico Osteria. For more information, visit www.thompsonhotels.com.