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In 1916, Chicago’s Navy Pier opened under a different name: “Municipal Pier.” During World War I, Municipal Pier housed a jail for men who were dodging the draft. In 1927, the pier received its current name as a means to recognize Navy personnel who served in WWI. Then, in 1977, the pier was designated a Chicago Landmark by City Hall. Navy Pier is the top tourist and leisure destination in the Midwest; in fact, more than 9 million people visit Navy Pier each year, and it ranks number 26 on the top 50 tourist attractions worldwide. Although there are many a...
Apr 07, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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One thing folks living in short-term furnished housing in Chicago can improve is the personalization in their temporary apartment. Pinnacle Furnished Suites follows up with residents and has found there are many ways to personalize your short-term furnished housing in Chicago. 1. Get a Plant – Small and Sturdy Small so its care is manageable and sturdy because you don’t want it to die. Actually, small succulents and cacti fill the need, as long as you have a spot with a little light where they can "live." They are small so you can take them when you...
Apr 01, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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Short-term corporate housing offers a home away from home that far surpasses the benefits provided by an extended stay hotel or regular hotel stay. Professionals who are constantly on the go can enjoy convenient, furnished and centrally located short-term corporate housing in Chicago outfitted with a wide range of amenities that the typical hotel cannot match.  These can include expansive business centers with meeting rooms, luxurious pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, movie theaters, membership style gyms, and various lounging options. Here are three of the additional luxuriously d...
Mar 18, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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Your Pinnacle Furnished Suite has everything you need for an enjoyable stay—including an amazing kitchen. Anyone who travels regularly is familiar with the challenges of cooking when the ingredients and products that are considered staples may not be readily available (e.g. olive oil, cooking spray, spices, a meat thermometer, butter, etc.). Even so, there are some tips and tricks that can make preparing a home cooked meal while residing in short-term furnished housing Chic...
Mar 11, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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Among the many things to see in Chicago, Chicago’s River North neighborhood has the highest concentration of art galleries outside of Manhattan, New York. River North's role as an art hub started out during the Imagist art movement that flourished there during the 1960s and 1970s. Many commercial galleries in River North that were founded back then are still in the neighborhood, but have shifted their emphasis from Imagist work to work for art collectors. Instead of devoting themselves to a particular art period, River North galleries have evolved to where they often featu...
Mar 04, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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No Ketchup Allowed! First and foremost, I am obsessed with Chicago Style Hot Dogs. As a Managing Broker in residential real estate, I very often plan visits to hot dog stands around the neighborhoods I am working in. What’s more, on my 29th birthday my lovely wife, knowing my obsession, planned an entire day where we ate at 10 different Chicago hot dog restaurants (yes, I did eat 10 full hot dogs on the same day and it was glorious). I have eaten at dozens of what many consider the best hot dog joints in this great city and have narrowed them down to five of m...
Mar 03, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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Short-term corporate housing is the best solution for business travelers that travel often and will be in Chicago for 30 days or more. The go-to company for short-term corporate housing in Chicago is Pinnacle Furnished Suites (PFS). Downtown hotel stays are more expensive that a luxury appointment short-term lease. What to Expect from Short-term Corporate Housing in Chicago? There are many reasons why companies located in...
Feb 19, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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In 1883, Mark Twain said, "It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." This adage still holds true to this day, with our ever-changing skyline, Millennium Park overhaul, and the River Walk, Navy Pier and Wrigleyville renovations. The Essential Chicago Chicago is a dynamic city full of activities, places to explore, and art and architecture to see. Luckily, Chicago’s mass transit system makes it j...
Feb 10, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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If you’re in the market for a short-term apartment lease in Chicago, you’ve probably considered all the variables: commute time, your budget, apartment size, lease length, as well as countless other concerns. While you’re deciding where to stay, don’t forget to consider that real estate mantra “Location, Location, Location.” Finding the right neighborhood that aligns with your lifestyle can be a challenge, especially in an unfamiliar city. Pinnacle Furnished Suites is here to help; so here is a brief intro to the four most popular neighborhoods in Chicago...
Jan 30, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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While corporate housing and vacation rentals are normally synonymous with a shorter term stay, there are some major benefits to utilizing these avenues for those looking for a longer term apartment in Chicago, as well. Long term furnished housing at Pinnacle Furnished Suites – As outlined earlier, furnished housing is normally synonymous with short term occupancy, but there are many benefits to this type of living for the long term renter. Pinnacle Furnished Suites’ apartments are located in only the highest quality of buildings throughout downtow...
Jan 25, 2016
| Author: Matt Singley, Pinnacle Furnished Suites
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