You can now experience that cool Chicago vibe in downtown Rockford. The newly opened Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront & Rockford Conference Center is the perfect, socially distanced escape that won’t require lots of travel or money.
The wow factor begins at the front door as you walk into the multi-story lobby that has a decidedly industrial chic look and feel. The sweeping view of the Rock River at the far end is beautiful, but make sure to take note of the woodwork art installation behind the front desk which creatively maps out downtown Rockford.
With space limitations in place due to COVID-19, you’ll want to first place your reservation for “The Top” – the popular two-tiered rooftop patio. It provides miles of panoramic views – and great photo opportunities of the River District. Once topside, you can sample from the specialty drink and appetizer menus. The weekly flatbread, with an in-house baked crust, is a fan favorite. If the weather doesn’t cooperate or the wait is long, another option is The Tower Kitchen & Bar on the lower level. The bar is expansive and the restaurant seating is plentiful.
Want to stay? The hotel offers beautiful two-room suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. Your stay includes a complimentary evening reception and a boxed breakfast the next morning. You can relax in the pool and hot tub, work out in the fitness center, or get some well-deserved pampering in the salon and spa.
Discover your big city escape in the heart of Rockford!