W Chicago – City Center


172 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL, 60603-3604, United States   •  Weather:   

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Get Out of the Water: Part II

Cruel Summer and The Legend of Camp Double Yew

Join us all July for daily camp activities, including s'mores stations, arts + crafts, guided tours through the Double Yew woods, and nightly happy hours. Then swing by on Saturdays from 4PM-7PM for the return of our annual "Get Out of the Water" no-swim beach party and some campfire fun with our staff of Camp Counselors.

Before W made its mark with the historic City Center property, this plot was home to sprawling woods and lush, green spaces. People from across the Chicagoland area would return each year for another season of crafts, activities, kites, and canoes.

But then something happened. One summer in 1988, a camper went missing on the camp counselors' watch.

The camp closed down following the incident, but locals have suspected that the lost camper still lurks in the area, waiting for new camp counselors to return to the grounds, to extract revenge.

Now, 30-years later, the camp has re-opened, hoping to once again be a place filled with summer fun and laughter.

Camp Double Yew is opening its gates this year with a new staff, a new look, and hopefully a new reputation. Some of the locals have warned us that when campfires are lit and the music turns up, it's the calling card for the camper who went missing so many years ago.

Will he be back to camp this year?

Stay & Play - Limited Time Offer

Complimentary Valet, Cocktails, & More

Mix, mingle, and electrify your stay in Chicago. With festivities hosted all over town, we make it easy to live it up and own the moment. Our team of Insiders is prepared to make sure you steal the scene this year. Book now to enjoy the following:

  • Stash your car with complimentary valet parking ($67 daily value)
  • Two complimentary cocktails
  • Extraordinary guest room for a dynamic escape

Book online, or call 877-822-0000 and mention rate plan WPLAYPKG.

Insider Tip: Our annual Summer Happening Series at W Chicago City Center is a unique themed party that you'll be talking about all year. Swing by each Saturday from 4 - 7 PM for the return of our annual “Get Out of the Water” no-swim beach party. Mix and mingle over s’mores stations, nightly happy hours, and much more.

Read on to learn more about this year's theme & festivities.

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