‘Winter Wonders’ Announced at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

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From Shopping with Shrek to Snowshoeing with Fido, Chicago Resort Offers Exciting Packages and Activities this Winter, including a 150-acre Audubon certified Wonderland for Guests and Pets to Explore Together!

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Ideal for families looking to getaway this holiday / winter season – without getting away too far!

The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center is going above and beyond in an effort to become a top Midwest destination for leisure travel this winter. The multi-faceted retreat that sits on a 150-acre of Audubon certified sanctuary today announced a ‘Winter Wonders’ campaign consisting of a variety of new seasonally-themed packages and events. The offerings include indoor and outdoor activities, ideal for families looking to getaway this holiday / winter season – without getting away too far!

Shopping with Shrek Package, November 25 – December 24:
Tis the season to shop and spend a weekend that the whole family will enjoy in Oakbrook just 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago. The Shopping with Shrek package at Oakbrook Hills combines an overnight stay with a visit to Oakbrook Center (less than 3 miles from the hotel) to partake in DreamWorks 'Adventure to Santa' holiday experience. In addition to all the exciting outdoor amenities at the resort, families will get to journey to Oakbrook Center to join Shrek and his friends on a magical, interactive adventure to find Santa at the North Pole. Guests will explore Santa’s home, take a thrilling cinematic sleigh ride, meet Santa and pose for a photo. They’ll surely bring home a holiday memory they’ll never forget. After the adventure, guests can knock out their holiday shopping at Oakbrook Center, one of Chicago’s leading malls.

When booking this package, guests will receive breakfast for two and complimentary transportation to and from Oakbrook Center and a $25.00 gift card to Oakbrook Center. Guests will also need to separately visit http://www.adventuretosanta.com to confirm their complimentary spot(s) to Adventure to Santa. The package is valid for the dates November 25 – December 24, 2015. Rates start at $114. To book the Shopping with Shrek Package, visit the hotel's website at http://chicagooakbrookhills.hilton.com (click on “special offers”) or call 630.850.5555.

‘Winter Wonders for Fido’ Pet Stay & Play Package, December 1 – February 28:
Oak Brook Hills is more than just a retreat for leisure and business travelers - it’s also a refuge for their four-legged companions. Those who partake in the ‘Winter Wonders for Fido’ Pet Stay & Play Package will have their dogs greeted upon arrival with house made dog biscuits and designer treats, specially prepared by the Oak Brook Hills culinary team. The spacious dog-friendly guest rooms include several canine amenities to enhance Fido’s stay, including: foam dog beds or cozy crates, water bowls, pet toys, meaty protein snacks, collar bandanas, and other seasonal surprises. Beyond the pet-friendly accommodations inside, the real magic happens outside, as the resort’s sprawling property is a natural wonderland setting, ideal for long walks, jogs, or good old fashion horsing around in the snow with pooches. Complimentary leash collars and outdoor sporting equipment such as snowshoes, balls and Frisbees are also available. When the Fido fun in the snow is done, guests can warm up with their little guys next to one of the resort’s fire pits and enjoy a mug of homemade hot chocolate or a gooey S’more.

When booking this package, regular rack room rates apply, in addition to a $50 nonrefundable pet service fee. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of arrival for preparation. The offer is available for guests with one dog that weighs up to 75 pounds, and is based on availability (larger dogs over 75 lbs will be considered by request only). The ‘Winter Wonders for Fido’ Pet Stay & Play Package is valid for the dates December 1, 2015 – February 28, 2016 – while the standard Pet Stay & Play Package is available throughout the rest of the year (less the winter-specific activities listed herein). Rates start at $99. To book the Pet Stay & Play Package, visit the hotel's website (click on “special offers”) or call 630.850.5555.

Breakfast with Santa, December 6, 13 and 20:
A popular Oak Brook Hills winter tradition is the annual Breakfast with Santa event, where families enjoy a chef-driven holiday meal alongside the Jolly Old Elf! Executive Chef Sean Curry hosts three consecutive Sundays of Breakfast with Santa on December 6, 13 and 20 from 9 am to 12 pm. During this time, Santa will make special stops at Oak Brook Hills to meet with children of all ages. The celebratory breakfast is where young ones can personally deliver their Christmas wish lists and families have the opportunity to take their annual Christmas photos before or after a hand-crafted buffet of fluffy pancakes, made-to-order Belgian Waffles, fresh farm omelets and much more. Not only does Oak Brook Hills pull out all the stops on its Christmas decorations inside, but the hotel’s picturesque estate with its miles of rolling snow-covered hills and frozen lakes also makes for a scenic holiday backdrop outside. Communal fire pits and homemade hot chocolate will give way to a true winter wonderland experience for outdoorsy types. As an added treat, children will get the opportunity to try their hand at creating a one-of-a-kind gourmet gingerbread house with all the sugary trimmings that they can either bring home or leave at the hotel for display. The price for Breakfast with Santa is $35 per adult / $14 for kids 5 to 12 years old / free for under 5. Reservations are required by calling 630.850.5539.

Breakfast with Santa can be combined with a special discounted guestroom too. Holiday discounted room rates start at $99.00. Visit the hotel's website or call 630.850.5555 for room info.

Winter Getaway Package, January 2 – February 28:
Oak Brook Hills’ Winter Getaway package is where couples or families alike can enjoy outdoor activities combined with a cozy overnight stay. After checking into a luxurious guestroom, guests are invited outside for frolicking on the hotel’s 150-acre winter wonderland, home to miles of hiking trails, picturesque frozen ponds, and magnificent snow-laden trees. After snowshoeing (snowshoes available to loan) or racing down one of the two sled hills, guests can warm up next to a fire pit to make memories and S’mores over a cup of homemade hot chocolate. When it’s time to come inside, Oak Brook Hills’ indoor pool, sauna and golf simulators await to add more to the trip.

When booking this package, guests will receive breakfast for two adults and two children, complimentary WiFi, and complimentary early check-in and late check-out. The package is valid for the dates January 2 – February 28, 2016. Rates start at $109.00. To book the Winter Getaway Package, visit the hotel's website (click on “special offers”) or call 630.850.5555 (package to be loaded on website soon).

About the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center:
Just west of downtown Chicago and nestled into the quiet suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois, Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center (3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523) is a preferred destination for getaways, golf trips, family vacations, weddings and business events. With over 42,500 square feet of IACC certified meetings and event space, the hotel is an ideal venue for business meetings, conferences, retreats, banquets and social functions. The 348 rooms and 38 suites are complemented by extensive and flexible event space including a tented outdoor pavilion, exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, numerous dining options, and the award-winning Willow Crest Golf Club. The property is managed by Westmont-based Portfolio Hotels & Resorts. Visit http://chicagooakbrookhills.hilton.com for reservations or more information, or call the hotel direct at 1-630.850.5555.

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