Opened in 1871, Palmer House Hilton is the nation’s oldest continually operating hotel. // (c) 2009 Yuan 2003 / Flickr.com
Opened in 1871, Palmer House Hilton is the nation’s oldest continually operating hotel. // (c) 2009 Yuan 2003 / Flickr.com
Opened in 1871, Palmer House Hilton is the nation’s oldest continually operating hotel. // (c) 2009 W. Brian Duncan, www.batteredluggage.com
Opened in 1871, Palmer House Hilton is the nation’s oldest continually operating hotel. // (c) 2009 W. Brian Duncan, www.batteredluggage.com

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! With the launch of the new “Off To See The Wizard” package, Chicago’s iconic Palmer House Hilton invites guests to take a journey somewhere over the rainbow this September.

The acclaimed “The Wizard of Oz” film–celebrating its 75th anniversary this year–is based upon a famed novel, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was launched at the Palmer House Hilton in 1900. The package honors writers, books worms and history buffs with a variety of VIP writing amenities, a complimentary caffeine fix and a soothing spa treatment.

Available through the month of September, guests booking the “Off To See The Wizard” package will allow writers to blend old school and new-fangled writing techniques with a quill pen and ink blot as well as complimentary in-room wireless internet access. A welcome basket of energizing fixes will energize writers burning the midnight oil, including a coffee maker, two energy bars and two energy drinks. And to soothe cramped writers hands, Palmer buy brand levitra online House’s Balance Spa will offer a complimentary Paraffin Hand Treatment, including a mini hand massage or polish change, in addition to a 30% discount on any additional spa services for the duration of the stay.

A guestroom at Palmer House Hilton // (c) 2013 Hilton Hotels & ResortsOpened in 1871, Palmer House Hilton is the nation’s oldest continually operating hotel and has born witness to many significant moments in Chicago’s history. At the turn of 20th century, Palmer House was Chicago’s liveliest social and entertainment center, playing host to U.S. presidents, literary greats including Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde and legendary entertainers including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and Liberace.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first introduced to the public by author L. Frank Baum and the George M. Hill Company at the annual Book Fair held at Palmer House, July 5-20, 1900, receiving much acclaim and advanced sales ahead of the book’s official release in September of 1900 and cementing its status as one of the best-known stories in American popular culture to-date.

The “Off To See The Wizard” package is available September 1-30, 2014, and rates start from $179/night.

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