NEW YORK (MainStreet) — While many people still feel the effects of the recession, most of numbers indicate the U.S. is pulling out of it enough that shoppers have started shopping again.
If you’re a shopaholic and love getaways too, we’ve found 10 hotels across the country very near great shopping venues:
Hotel Burnham, Chicago: Imagine staying in an award-winning boutique hotel in a historic building just steps from Block 37 and State Street Shopping, a major shopping center in the middle of Chicago’s loop. Some of the sampling of stores you will find includes Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21, H&M, T.J. Maxx, Target, JCP, Urban Outfitters, Sears, New York & Co. and The Body Shop. You’re also within walking distance of Millennium Park, the Loop theater district and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis: The hotel will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have modern amenities and luxury. Best yet, it is connected to the Circle Center Mall by a covered skywalk. The mall has more than 100 stores and is near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, one of the world’s largest children’s museums.
Raphael Hotel, Kansas City, Mo.: If you would like a European stay and shopping experience, but have only a domestic budget, this luxury historic boutique hotel, just across from the city’s famed Country Club Plaza shopping district, is for you. The shopping and entertainment area has scores of upscale stores and restaurants, as well as romantic carriage rides.
Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, McLean, Va.: This Washington D.C. metro area hotel was named one of the top 50 hotels in the United States in the Conde Naste Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards. It opens to Tysons Galleria, where shoppers can find such stores as Saks, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Pink, Tory Burch and Versace.
Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego: This hotel is newly renovated and in an ideal location in the heart of downtown San Diego's vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. Not only is the hotel directly next door to the Westfield Horton Plaza Mall; it’s within walking distance to Gaslamp Quarter shopping destinations including Urban Outfitters, specialty boutiques, art galleries and more.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas: Soaring 47 stories above the world famous Las Vegas Strip, this Mandarin Oriental is part of the urban resort development called CityCenter and near Crystals at CityCenter, a 500,000-square-foot shopping and dining experience that includes the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America as well as flagship stores for Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna.
Hilton Convention Center, Branson, Mo: If you’re looking for a diverse getaway experience, maybe shopping for some and golf or fishing for others, this hotel is right next to Lake Taneycomo and Branson Landing, a premier outdoor shopping experience. The hotel was completely remodeled recently and offers visitors a luxurious respite from a day at either the lake or mall. Stores include Bass Pro, Belk’s and Coldwater Creek.
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif.: This hotel is in the heart of Beverly Hills within 12 acres of lush tropical gardens on world-famous Sunset Boulevard and within steps of some of the world’s best shopping — the famous Rodeo Drive, known for designer labels and haute couture.
Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Pa.: This hotel and its 225 recently renovated guest rooms is across from the King of Prussia Mall, a premier shopping destination that welcomes 10 million visitors a year and features a diverse mix of more than 400 stores including Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor and a collection of luxury retailers such as Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton.
The Waldorf Astoria, Naples, Fla.: The name Waldorf Astoria, no matter where it is located, conjures up images of luxury and elegance. If you’re not taking advantage of the spa in the hotel, you can stroll over to the adjacent Waterside Shops, where you can shop in stores such as Apple, Burberry, Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tory Burch.