Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago announced a partnership with Chicago Children’s Museum to bring family-friendly programming to hotel guests. Launching March 12 and through May 31, the Chicago Children’s Museum Experience at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago will include an Instagrammable welcome in the lobby, alongside a Play Anywhere Bag at check-in filled with everything little ones need to play in the hotel and at home.
Families also receive private access to the Business-of-Play Lounge; the hotel’s Business Lounge has been converted to feature favorites from the museum, including games and a mini car racing track. Other Business-of-Play lounge inclusions are the large-scale Imagination Playground for climbing, exploring and more; Puffball Catapults, allowing kids to experiment with force and distance; Kapla Blocks, to stack in different configurations; and Zoom Room Test Track, assisting in building foundational learning skills.
The Play Anywhere Bag has materials to construct a mini-skyscraper; the book The Skin You Live In; supplies to become a Bath Tub Muralist; D.I.Y postcards; and seek-and-find activities for around the hotel and neighborhood.
“As a family-friendly hotel, we wanted to offer guests a safe and exciting way to play during their stay with us this spring,” said Jim Marino, general manager, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. “The Chicago Children’s Museum is a beloved family institution in Chicago, and this partnership allows us to showcase our existing family offerings while supporting children’s mental health and development through these challenging times.”
A portion of the proceeds from the Chicago Children’s Museum Experience at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago will be donated to Chicago Children’s Museum.
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