Donald Trump knows that people like to feel like high rollers. Even children. Which explains why his new Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago now offers a special “Kids in the City” program.
High-end hotels used to discourage children from staying, but now the opposite is true. High-end hotel chains — including Ritz Carlton, Omni and Trump — are now trying to woo children with food, toys and activities. They know that if they can win over the kids, the parents will follow. And parents will cough up a little more dough if a hotel makes their children happy.
Trump’s “Kids in the City” special pulls out all the stops, including cocktails and a spa.
For rates that start at $415 a night, children get:
* A signature Trump Kids “welcome amenity”
* In-room Wii, PlayStation, XBox or board games
* Homemade cookies and milk from Executive Pastry Chef Sarah Kosikowski
* A stylish room with a fully equipped kitchen and a spectacular view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River
* Continental breakfast for two at the hotel’s modern American restaurant, Sixteen
* A $15/night credit for Trump Kids amenities such as Kiddie Cocktails, in-room dining or treatments at The Spa at Trump.
The hotel will make a donation to the Goodnight Foundation for every packaged book. The charity focuses on improving health, education, the environment and alleviating poverty around the world.
Sounds like a pretty good (allbeit indulgent) option, regardless of your age.
For reservations, call (312) 588-8000 or go to trumpchicagohotel.com.