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If you’re looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of New York City during the cold winter months, chances are you’ll choose to go someplace warm like LA, Miami, Mexico or the Caribbean.

My advice is to save money and get a great culinary and entertainment-filled getaway in Chicago – specifically at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. We visited during NYE this year and were in for a real treat.

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NYE at the Hard Rock

We had the honor of celebrating NYE at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago to ring in 2014. This was especially important because this year marked the 10th anniversary of the hotel. They also partnered with Playboy, who began their legacy in Chicago, and were celebrating their 60th anniversary.

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The party took over the Gibson Room, Fender Ballroom and Chuck’s restaurant downstairs. Chuck’s also was responsible for the gourmet buffet that was provided for the party. Playmates Beth Williams, 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Raquel Pomplun and Summer Altice, who also DJed, were on hand for the celebration and to take photos with partygoers. The entertainment varied between rooms with a DJ  in one and live band in the other. The state of the art sound systems made everyone feel like they could be at a sold out concert for any well known artist.

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There were countless bars with premium spirits, bunny drink stirrers and Skinnygirl hats and mirrors.

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The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago provided a glamorous setting that made everyone feel like a star as they brought in the new year, and would probably give off that ambiance even if it wasn’t NYE.

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