made a wise decision to relocate its expanding convention to the Sheraton
Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Despite the weather,
the slightly confusing array of hotel layouts, and lack of nearby food
locales, it was still quite a luxurious and pleasing place to be for all
the LLNN staff (we took advantage of any food at any time during the
day). Check-in-and-out was never a hassle and even through all the
construction (the hotel is upgrading many programming rooms), the
convention still went on without a hiccup.
day, the Sheraton is a handsome hotel indeed, with plenty of FREE
parking and is relatively easy to get to from anywhere around Illinois (LLNN
staff all flew in from California and had no problems).
night, the Sheraton is aglow with a presence of comfort and warmth from
the constantly changing Midwestern weather. From warm sunny skies
to absolutely unfathomable rains you can't even see through, the hotel
was a great respite away from the cruel real world for the average
room was replete with solid luxury and creature comforts most convention
attendees only dream about and we only paid a mere $80 a night!
fit for a king! Our resident staff illustrator Lionel hated waking
up every morning to get out of this very comfortable bed to hit the
a stranger to outdoor events (horse race events), the Sheraton had no
problem with hoisting up its own outdoor tent to host the Guest
Reception and Cosplay Reception and Photo Ops.
rare view of the hotel while the sun is still shining. Moments
later, a torrential rainfall came out of practically nowhere as
stormclouds rushed in. Normal weather for the Illinois people this
time of year. Maybe next year, we'll catch some inclement weather
for the LLNN storm chasing fans.
for the faint of heart or wallet, Delaney & Murphy offered a very
upscale menu of hearty steaks and entrees ($20-40) which the LLNN staff
is very used to (we all have nice engineering jobs hehehe).
for something other than the casual soda? Trophies had an
exquisite bar stocked with the good stuff for the old-time fans who
could sit back and reminisce about the good 'ol days of Speed Racer and
course, for the budget-conscious fans, the hotel had its own luncheon
buffet court that offered a more pleasing array of affordable ($6-15)
an establishment without character, the hotel has hints of the main
venue of events it usually caters to (next door to Arlington Racetrack).
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