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Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago Lifts Holiday Spirits This November

CHICAGO – November 11, 2014 – This month, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago invites Chicagoans and visitors to the city to celebrate the launch of the holiday season with an array of family-friendly activities. With the highly anticipated, annual Reindeer on the River, a very special elevator ride, a new Ski Lodge setting, a wine-tasting fundraiser and a festive overnight package, there is no better destination to experience the spirit of the season.


Meet & Greet: Reindeer on the River

Reindeer on the River delivers an afternoon of entertainment showcasing several VIP guests – two live reindeer and Santa! Scheduled to coincide with The Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival®presented by BMO Harris Bank on Saturday, November 22, Reindeer on the River is complimentary to all visitors and will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Riverwalk at Trump Chicago. Adjacent to the Magnificent Mile, the Riverwalk is accessible via both the Wrigley Building breezeway and Wabash Avenue and allows for pedestrian traffic directly along the Chicago River.


Throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy magical opportunities for meet-and-greets and photos with the reindeer and Santa while sipping hot cider and cocoa. Those in attendance into early evening will also enjoy prime views of the fireworks spectacular over the Chicago River, officially marking the launch of Chicago’s holiday season. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


All Aboard: Ride the Gingerbread Express

Also beginning Saturday, November 22, guests will be transported to a holiday wonderland in the Gingerbread Express. Open throughout the holiday season, the property has designated one special elevator traveling up to the award-winning restaurant, Sixteen, dressed to the nines in everyone’s favorite holiday indulgences – gingerbread and candy canes. Created by Executive Pastry Chef Aya Fukai and team, guests who ride the Express will be greeted by the sweet aromas of the season, celebratory holiday music, and more than 1,100 gingerbread bricks made especially by the pastry team. The Gingerbread Express is sure to be the most spirited ride of the season!


Seasonal Ski Lodge

Once guests arrive to the sixteenth floor, they may retreat to a winter wonderland as the hotel’s Bridges Room—a cozy dining space aptly named for its picturesque view of the iconic Michigan, Columbus and Lake Shore Bridges across the Chicago River —is transformed into a Ski Lodge for the holiday season. Also debuting November 22, The Lodge at the Bridges Room is connected to the Bar at Sixteen and will be decked out with spirited décor to create a warm and welcoming après-ski experiencing high above the city. With a special menu for the season, guests will enjoy festive snacks and sip warm apple cider, assorted flavors of hot chocolate and spiked drinks for adults in the warmth of the lodge setting.


Toast to the Holidays: Wine Tasting Event at Rebar

The evening of Saturday, November 22, the holiday season kick-off continues with a wine tasting event at Rebar, the properties chic mezzanine-level lounge. The event will raise funds for the Eric Trump Foundation benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital.


From 5 to 7:30 p.m., guests are invited to indulge with a pre-dinner sampling of Trump Winery’s award-winning vineyard paired with cheese, charcuterie and chocolate. The event will conclude with unobstructed views of The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival fireworks show from the lounge’s floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Chicago River. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win fantastic prizes including overnight stays, health club memberships to The Spa at Trump, brunch at the acclaimed Sixteen restaurant and much more!


Tickets cost $50 per person and are available for purchase here.


Special Overnight Package: Rudolph’s Great Escape

Guests looking to extend their celebration through the evening can book the Rudolph’s Great Escape overnight package, designed to provide a Santa-like VIP holiday experience. Available exclusively for stays on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, the offer includes a meet-and-greet with the reindeer, a comforting in-room turndown treat of cookies and milk, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer DVD, complimentary parking for one vehicle, and Deluxe Guestroom accommodations, which afford stunning views of downtown Chicago’s holiday lights display. Additionally, guests who book this special package can receive complimentary meals for children under the age of 12 from the In-Room Dining Children’s Menu (when ordered with an adult entrée). Rudolph’s Great Escape starts at $519, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and is based on availability. Reservations may be made by calling (312) 588-8000 or (877) 45-TRUMP or by visiting


About Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago

Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, located in the heart of the city at 401 N. Wabash Avenue, welcomed its first hotel guests in January 2008. The hotel, comprising floors 14-27 of a 92-story residential tower developed by the Trump Organization, features 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites; Sixteen, the two-star Michelin-rated restaurant featuring the modern American cuisine of Executive Chef Thomas Lents; The Spa at Trump® with 53 specially appointed spa guest rooms; the Trump Health Club; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace at Trump and more. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with interiors by McGinley Design, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is a stunning addition to Chicago’s distinguished skyline. The hotel and restaurant were each awarded five stars by the esteemed Forbes Travel Guide in 2014. The property has also been recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 5 hotels for business travelers in the "World's Best Awards" 2012 and named one of the “World’s Best Hotels” for 2013. For room and event reservations at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, call (312) 588-8000, (877) 458-TRUMP (7867).  Connect with the hotel on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.



Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & TowerPanama, Trump International Hotel & TowerToronto®, and Trump National Doral® Miami. Trump® International Hotel, The Old Post Office, Washington, D.C. is slated to open in late 2015, followed by Trump International® Hotel & Tower Vancouver in 2016. Reservations can be made at or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION on its social media pages.



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