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Once you get past the fancy light shows and smoke and mirrors, any rocker worth his strings knows a killer concert is really about the setlist.

Lucky for you, we've got a platinum getaway planned that hits all the right notes: a one-night stay for two in a deluxe king room ($199) or a tower suite ($299) at the four-star Hard Rock Hotel Chicago in the heart of downtown.

Whether you pick the deluxe king room with rock spa bath products, iPod docking stations, and pillow-top beds or the 750-square-foot tower suite with separate showers and tubs, panoramic views of Chi-Town, and separate living and sleeping areas, both blend musical memorabilia with a boutique-style contemporary atmosphere.

You're sure to start the show off with a hit when you buzz up your included in-room bottle service: your choice of original, apple, citrus, orange, or raspberry Rökk vodka.

Next up, step outside the iconic Carbide and Carbon building that houses the hotel for a classic afternoon on The Magnificent Mile. You won't skip a beat jamming through one of the top ten hospitality, fine dining and retail districts in the world. Or, take in a concert at the historic Chicago Theatre, just half a mile from the hotel.

Slow things down for dinner with a ballad of international flavours from the hotel's China Grill. The restaurant's colourful and exotic setting only comes second to its entrées, like the lobster pancakes with red chilli coconut sauce and tempura sashimi with hot mustard champagne sauce.

Hit up a live show in the regal Angels & Kings Chicago club with a rockin' cocktail to match. Before you say, "Goodnight, Chicago!" keep your eyes peeled for celebrities known to call this rock 'n' roll palace home away from home.

Bring your groupie and have a blast at the venue Centerstage Chicago says is where "celebrity hangs in the atmosphere, not unlike the electric halo about the raised DJ pulpit".

Rock on.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay in a deluxe room ($199) or tower suite ($299)
  • In-room bottle service with your choice of Rökk vodka
  • Book by 21 June

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. Then, read our Musical Destinations: Chicago article or our Chicago travel guide for more inspiration.

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