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One Chicagoland Girls Getaway Finishes, Another Begins

We had a perfectly relaxing day at Hotel Arista , enjoying the spa, food, and amenities.  It was time for the Midwest girls’ getaway with my friend Lynn to end, but not before we explored more of the hotel and Naperville, Illinois . I slept very well on the king bed in my spacious suite. It was a shame I only had it for one night. Lynn and I met with Barb Hocker of Hotel Arista at Lavazza Café, which was a short walk through the hotel to the City Gate Centre. We refueled with lattes, muffins, and yogurt, and talked about the hotel, which four diamond and a Preferred Hotel , as well as part of the Kiwi Collection. After we finished breakfast, we toured City Gate , which also included the Tap Inn Pub & Carvery. Barb also showed us the golf simulator and I got to take a swing at it. Lynn and I went back to our suites to freshen up for the rest of the day. Carmia Stanovich, Director of Sales for the Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau , pick

Midwest Girls Getaway Continues in Naperville

My friend Lynn and I had a wonderful time in Southwest Michigan , but it was coming to an end. We packed up our things at the Inn at Harbor Shores, said goodbye to the beach, and hit the road. Before we left St. Joseph , we stopped at Café Tosi. The breakfast was so good and fresh the day before that we wanted one more for the road.  We had started our Midwest adventure in Chicagoland and we were heading back to check out some more. This time or stop was in Naperville. It was mostly a scenic ride around Lake Michigan to get back to the Chicago area. Naperville is outside of the city and a town I had not yet visited. I was invited by the Hotel Arista , a four-diamond boutique hotel with one of my favorite things – a full service spa. We were immediately impressed with the contemporary design of the hotel, which was the first to be LEED certified in Illinois. The managers at the hotel had gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. Lynn and I each had o