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16 Days | 15 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Oct 15, 2013
Hotel check in after 3:00 PM; register with group leader in hotel lobby between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
You will be staying at the Club Quarters that night.
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Nearest highway: I-90/94; I-57; I-80; I-88; I-290
Nearest airport: Chicago Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport

End of Program
Oct 30, 2013
Check out time at hotel is 11:00 AM. Program ends after breakfast on final day.
You will be staying at the The Millennium Biltmore Los Angels the night before.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Nearest highway: Interstate 15 and Interstate 10
Nearest airport: LAX
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Club Quarters, Central Loop, is located in the center of Chicago's downtown Loop, among the skyscrapers of Frank Lloyd Wright, Burnham and Rood, and Mies van der Rohe. Just a short walk away from the hotel, you'll find Symphony Center, the Art Institute, Sears Tower, and more.

Contact info:
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603 USA
phone: 312-214-6400
web: www.clubquarters.com

Room amenities: Cable television with pay-by-view movies. Room service offers 24-hour multi menu delivery. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, automated wake-up calls, radio/alarm clock, individual controlled thermostat, hair dryer, make-up mirror

Facility amenities: Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant on premises. Free wireless and wired Internet access, business center, access to swimming pool at nearby private health club, valet services, self-parking service, launderetty, Club Room with complimentary coffee and reading materials.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: request Road Scholar rate
Pre-program nights available. To book additional nights, please call the Club Quarters national reservations office at 212-575-0006. Specify proper Club Quarters location.

This is an itinerary program, and group departs after third night in hotel

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Millennium Biltmore Hotel opened in 1923 as the largest hotel west of Chicago. It was designed by famed New York architectural firm Schultze & Weaver, known for the Waldorf Astoria and Park Lane hotels. It features Spanish-Italian Renaissance interiors, intricately detailed carvings and stunning cathedral-like ceilings hand painted by Giovanni Smeraldi of White House and Vatican fame. In 1969, the Biltmore was designated a Historical Cultural Landmark by the City of Los Angeles. In 1960, John F. Kennedy established his headquarters for the Democratic National Convention in the hotel's Music Room (now the Lobby!), with running mate Lyndon Johnson across the hall in the Emerald room. Most recently, the hotel has hosted yearly Grammy Awards after-parties and the semi-finals for American Idol. The hotel interior is truly a feast for the eys.

Contact info:
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-624-1011
web: www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/millenniumbiltmorelosangles

Room amenities: High speed Internet and wireless access (fee), luxurious bedding, satellite TV, telephone, pay per view movies, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, coffee/tea with coffeemaker, marble bathroom, each room is distinct size and shape reflecting the heritage and history of the hotel.

Facility amenities: Health Club and Fitness Center, beauty salon, retail and specialty shops on premises, 24-hour business center, currency exchange, express check-out, fax and photocopy services, wireless high-speed Internet, laundry/valet services, safe deposit boxes, gift shop/newstand, and 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: best seasonal price
If you wish to stay a night or two after the program ends, please call the hotel as soon as possible to register for a room. No special rate is extended to our participants for extra nights.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
43 meals: 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
34 Field trips
2 Performances


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