PHOTO: Chicago's Wrigley Field. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons Jason Howell)
As if travelers hailing from Illinois or Ohio needed any more reason to cheer on the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians this fall, Kimpton is set to reward residents from the World Series-winning state with a limited-time special offer just in time for a holiday getaway.
The Chicago Tribune reported residents of the winning state are set to score $99 per night room rates at Kimpton hotels in the opposing city during the month of December thanks to a World Series wager.
If the Cubs win the title, Illinois residents can book a room at Cleveland's Kimpton Schofield Hotel in December for $99 for a savings of approximately $60 per night.
On the other hand, if the Indians are triumphant, residents of Ohio will receive the reduced rate of $99 at five different Kimpton hotels throughout Chicago, including Kimpton Hotel Allegro, Hotel Burnham, Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Hotel Palomar and the Kimpton Gray Hotel.
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While guests will only need a valid ID to prove their state of residence at check-out, there are limitations to the offer. Discounted rooms at Cleveland's Schofield Hotel will be limited to 10 per night and three per night on Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Meanwhile, discounted rooms will be limited to nine per night at the five participating Kimpton hotels in Chicago. Blackout dates also apply at four of the hotels. If the Indians win, Kimpton Hotel Allegro and Hotel Burnham are blacked out Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, while Kimpton Hotel Monaco and Hotel Palomar will be blacked out Dec. 31.
The Kimpton wager certainly raises the stakes for this year's Fall Classic as fans will have even more incentive to celebrate their team's success. After all, it's been nearly seven decades since the Indians conquered the World Series, while Cubs fans have been waiting for more than a century.