Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Can't stand thought of road? Try a hotel

Despite a rail strike and road construction, there's one surefire- albeit expensive - way to get to work in five minutes.

Get a room in a hotel.

But do it quickly. John Skorburg, chief economist with theChicago Association of Commerce and Industry, said hotels filled upquickly in previous strikes and will probably do so again.

"They will fill with upper-management people, entrepreneurs,people who don't want to deal with the commute and decide to staydowntown," he said.

At least two downtown hotels are offering special "strandedcommuter" rates.

"Our experience with snowstorms has been that when things getreally bad, people do opt to stay …

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