Great North Music Trail

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  • 2 Nights Hotel Lincoln, Chicago
  • Luscious Lincoln Park Location
  • 1 Night Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown
  • Hotel Pool & Fitness Centre
  • 2 Nights Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
  • Luxurious Full Service Hotel Spa
  • 1 Night Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
  • On-Site Dining Options
  • 2 Nights DoubleTree Philadelphia
  • Fitness Centre, Indoor Pool & Sundeck
  • 2 Nights The Stewart Hotel, New York City
  • Stunning, Contemporary New York-Style Hotel
  • 2 Nights Boston Park Plaza
  • Historic Boston Landmark filled with Elegance and Charm

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About Great North Music Trail


Well-appointed in a beautiful Chicago Lincoln Park setting, Hotel Lincoln is near an abundance of popular attractions, including Lincoln Park Zoo, with its extensive exhibits ranging from snow leopards to spotted turtles, and Navy Pier, a spectacular pier on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, steeped in history with modern rides, shops and restaurants. A small guest amenity fee includes access to a complimentary drink, in-room bottled water, high-speed Internet, 24 hour fitness centre, and exclusive discounts for local boutiques, restaurants and bars, and other offers including the opportunity to skip the line for the J. Parker Rooftop Bar.

Three on-site restaurants will ensure that nobody is left hungry. Each room has been designed by interior designer Andrew Alford to have a charming boutique feel and includes a tea and coffee maker, air conditioning, flat screen LCD TV with cable channels, free Jonathan Adler toiletries and ironing facilities. Double rooms are perfect for couples seeking a relaxing, comfortable room; whereas, the stunning King Suites boast beautiful lake views and a cosy living area, with plush chairs and even a sofa bed, which can be separated by a sliding screen. This sophisticated, yet cosy hotel will surely feel like a home from home from the moment you check in. Hotel Lincoln is a superbly-situated hotel, offering a remarkable amount of amenities and beautiful boutique rooms, ensuring that your stay in Chicago will be welcoming and comfortable from the get go.

Start your trip on a high note and delve into Chicago’s jazz and blues past. Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is the place to be for jazz or big band performances, which have been hosted there since 1907. Catch contemporary acts at festivals including Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, which Chicago hosts annually, or at venues ranging from the United Centre to Allstate Arena and Chicago Theatre. Wicker Park and Lincoln Park are the ideal spots for catching Chicago’s freshest musical talents in a raw and intimate setting.

The next stop on your musical tour of the North is Detroit, where you’ll be staying amongst popular attractions at the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown, with spacious, modern guestrooms and serene views over the Detroit River and into Canada. Enjoy access to an abundance of amenities, including a pool, fitness centre and complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Stock up on travel essentials, snacks and cool beverages at The Market before a day discovering Detroit’s charm. Dine in the comfort of your room with local restaurant dinner delivery or venture out to nearby restaurants to discover Detroit’s dining scene.

Guestrooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown are sophisticated, stylish and designed with modern living in mind, with a 37-inch flat screen TV with premium movie and cable channels, as well as CNN, ESPN and HBO. Rooms also feature a plush King-sized bed, sofa-bed and generous living space, making them the perfect place to relax at the end of a busy day. There’s also an oversized writing desk, comfortable chair, coffee and tea maker, mini-refrigerator and ironing facilities, as well as a safe for your convenience. For a perfectly-located Detroit hotel with chic rooms and plenty of recreational amenities to keep everyone occupied, look no further than the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown.

On your journey to Detroit, pass through South Bend, home of the University of Notre Dame and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart before reaching Ann Arbor, another university town with one of the most beautiful main streets in the USA, where you can see local musicians performing at The Ark or Kerrytown Concert House. In Detroit, enjoy its eclectic shopping, dining and cultural hotspots at the birthplace of Motown music. The Motown Museum is a superb way to learn about Detroit’s musical past and see artefacts, as well as where famous singers including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and the Supremes recorded songs in the 1960s. If Chicago’s jazz scene wasn’t enough to satisfy your ears, head to Cliff Bells for nightly live jazz performances.

Next up is Cleveland, where you’ll receive a warm welcome at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower. This sophisticated 25-storey hotel is perfectly situated in Cleveland’s downtown district, just steps away from the Huntington Convention Centre of Cleveland. After an action-packed day exploring this vibrant city, unwind at the hotel’s luxurious full service spa or keep the energy flowing at the fitness centre. Stay connected and share those all important holiday photos with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; dine on-site at one of the hotel’s two restaurants, including a Midwestern, restaurant serving American cuisine and creative cocktails and an Italian restaurant with a welcoming ambience, as well as Public Square Pantry, where you can grab fresh food to go, snacks and your morning coffee.

With such comfortable, plush guestrooms this is the perfect spot to relax after a day and night of seeing the sights. Each spacious, modern room features air conditioning, a plush living area, hair dryer, ironing facilities, safe, mini-refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, as well as a 32-inch LCD TV with premium movie channels, CNN, ESPN, HBO and cable channels. With a prime location, luxurious amenities and spectacular views of Lake Erie or Cleveland landmarks this is the place to be.

Travel along the shores of calming Lake Erie, stopping at Toledo to see the stunning Toledo Museum of Art. If you’re after a more exhilarating adventure, visit Cedar Point Amusement Park for a day full of thrills. Once you’ve arrived in Cleveland, head to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, viewing a range of exhibitions about the biggest stars in the rock music world. Enjoy Cleveland’s future music stars’ performances at venues like Ballroom & Tavern and the Music Box Supper Club.

Your next destination is the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Experience the striking Pittsburgh skyline from the city’s only riverfront hotel. Set in the bustling Station Square, there’s a vast choice of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from. The hotel’s exceptional location means that you’re never far from a slice of Pittsburgh’s action. After busy days enjoying Pittsburgh’s abundance of things to do and see, go for a calming swim in the heated pool or push your limits in the 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Centre. There is also a choice of on-site dining options, including Trackside, serving American food set against postcard-ready views of downtown Pittsburgh, and the Sheraton Café, serving Starbucks® coffee and grab and go food, ideal for a quick meal fix on a busy day in Pittsburgh.

Rooms are designed with contemporary comfort in mind and offer guests a pocket of peaceful luxury without compromising on location. King size rooms offer guests air conditioning, coffee and tea making service, mini-refrigerator and TVs with cable channels and HBO. Some rooms also feature calming river views. Junior suites also feature a cosy living area with plush chairs and a King size bed. High speed internet is available for a small fee and room service is also available, meaning you can enjoy divine cuisine from the comfort of your own bedroom.

Pittsburgh is the birthplace of Stephen Foster, ‘he father of American music; discover a vast range of different music genres for all tastes. From the Hill District’s African-American culture, with a successful jazz past in the mid-1900s, with artists including Lena Horne, the first person to be added to the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame, and Billy Eckstine. The 1960s saw Pittsburgh rise to fame again with Doo Wop singers, including Bobby Vinton and the Del Vikings. Pop, rock and rap have put Pittsburgh firmly on the music map again with Christina Aguilera, Bret Michaels and Wiz Khalifa.

After passing through Pennsylvania Amish Country, arrive in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the USA. The Academy of Music, established in 1857, is one of the most famous performance venues in the city; the Curtis Institute of Music in Rittenhouse square trained Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein, amongst other performers and composers. Singers including Frankie Avalon and Chubby Checker put the city on the music map through the TV programme American Bandstand, which ran for almost 40 years. Hum along to Elton John’s hit Philadelphia Freedom whilst viewing over 4,000 murals throughout the city. Attend a free concert at the outdoor Piazza at Schmidt’s near the Delaware River. Outdoor festivals are the perfect way to immerse yourself in local culture, including the Made in America Festival in September on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

With a fantastic location in Philadelphia’s downtown theatre district the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Philadelphia combines comfortable guestrooms with modern amenities and friendly service. You’re only minutes away some of the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment venues and it’s an easy walk to the landmark attractions of the city’s historic district.

Start your day with breakfast on the Balcony and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city with your continental, hot buffet or al la carte breakfast selection. Recreational amenities include a well-equipped fitness centre, compact rooftop atrium pool and sundeck ñ and of course you’ll receive a warm Doubletree chocolate chip cookie on check in. Contemporary guest rooms and suites offer plenty of space and superb amenities. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the popular Sweet Dreams by Doubletree Bed. Flat screen TV with premium channels, Play Station, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, electronic newspaper and bathrooms with deluxe toiletries are all part of the service.

Wave goodbye to Philadelphia and say a big hello to New York! Located at the crossroads of New York City’s most iconic neighbourhood districts in Midtown Manhattan, The Stewart Hotel is a contemporary haven of modern amenities with outstanding rooms and suites suited to any age especially those wanting to be in the heart of all the excitement. A high energy destination surrounded by Midtown Manhattan’s trendy venues including thrilling Broadway and Madison Square Garden.

Inspired by the New York art studios, The Stewart Hotel’s guest rooms were designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group. Guest rooms and suites feature ample sitting areas, custom-designed beds with luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, MP3 player, shower thermostat control, Comfort Zone bath amenities and in-room safe. A sleek urban kitchen in the suites is a perfect amenity featuring a microwave, refrigerator, stovetop and coffee maker; order a Fresh Direct kit and enjoy snacks in comfort and privacy.

A visit to the state-of-the-art fitness centre with Life Fitness equipment will keep you trim and energetic; open 24/7 for added convenience. Dine in at Niles New York City, a sleek restaurant and lively bar with contemporary continental cuisine. Choose one of the Experience Kits and enjoy the Stay Fit Kit, BYOB Kit including wine carrier, picnic blanket and BTOB guide to local restaurants and Walking Tour Kit. A handy convenience store, The Corner Store at Manhattan NYC is located in the lobby, great for picking up gifts, souvenirs, snacks and sundries.

The Big Apple is origin of some of the most iconic American music. Visit Brooklyn to experience where Aaron Copland composed some of the most famous operas, ballets, band music and film scores of the 20th century. The underground clubs of Greenwich Village or the opulent Carnegie Hall are great places to enjoy music; larger venues including Madison Square Garden and the Broadway theatres are the places to be for unforgettable live musical performances. The rich music heritage of New York is astounding, so immerse yourself in genres from salsa to electronic music, with New York artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Blondie. Live music options are endless, with each of New York City’s five boroughs offers something unique, from up-and-coming singer-songwriters to rising pop stars. With live music offered at places such as the Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts, the options for evening entertainment are endless. Before leaving, pay tribute to John Lennon at Strawberry Fields and visit Apollo Theatre, the world-famous Harlem music venue.

Boston Park Plaza is an exceptional choice for a Boston getaway, fully re-imagined, awash with history yet with all the modern luxuries you could wish for. One of the best hotels in Boston, if you step outside you will find shopping, restaurants and historic destinations all there for discovery. A wealth of amenities ensures a stay of luxury with every home-from-home added touch to make sure everyone raves about their stay. Steps away from the Public Garden, Theatre District and lots of attractions, plan your stay carefully so you take in all the sights and sounds of this fantastic city. An exclusive standard of hospitality, a memorable trip is waiting. Enjoy staying active at the Lynx Fitness Club or Boston’s first Top Golf Swing Suite. Dining is an adventure with a range of options. Enjoy local, sustainable, farm-to-fabulous food; there are tasty temptations for all ages.

Guest rooms are sleek and modern with vibrant designs and all the luxuries needed. Deluxe rooms are spacious and stylish with marble-topped work desk, full-size closet, premium bedding and an in-room refrigerator. A Superior Room will fulfil all your needs where you can relax and enjoy a great night’s sleep ready for exploring the next day. Splash out on a One Bedroom Suite or Studio Suite with full bathroom, leather sofa and pull-out bed. Spacious and bright the newly updated suites blend New England-inspired design and modern furnishings with the timeless elegance of one of Boston’s most loved hotels.

In historic Boston, the city that played a crucial role in the birth of the USA in the 18th century, see its contemporary music scene for yourself. The 20th century saw the rise of Boston acts including Aerosmith and James Taylor, but the modern music Boston offers is equally as exciting: with 35 colleges and universities in Boston alone, there is plenty of people to hear emerging artists from every genre. The waterfront Seaport District is the perfect place for dining, breweries and bars with live music. See your favourite big-name acts at the Bank of American Pavilion at the Boston Harbour or the Comcast Centre amphitheatre in Mansfield. For a sophisticated final night treat, enjoy the Boston Lyric Opera or Boston Symphony Orchestra.

This fabulous multicentre offer is the ultimate way to make unforgettable memories whilst being completely immersed in the musical past and future of some of America’s finest cities. From the bright lights of Chicago’s jazz and blues bars to New York’s Broadway performances, there’s something for fans of every music genre to enjoy and discover. Call one of our travelplanners 020 3542 8888 to book this superb multicentre offer today!

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