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'Couples Only' Hotel In Midlothian?

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jul 7, 2009 5:40PM

The Ambiance Hotel website promises "Passion and Privacy."
A new "couples only" hotel may be coming to Midlothian, and residents say the hotel does not belong in a residential area and fear the hotel could bring prostitution to the area. One resident told the Sun-Times, "We're all for business here and it may sound silly. And maybe we're being fussy. But I don't want any midnight stenographers around here."

The developer of the project is the Sottrel Hotel Group, which owns the Ambiance Inn & Suites in Franklin Park. That hotel features fantasy rooms including some with mood lighting, mirrors on the ceilings and walls and oversized tubs and showers.

It also offers romantic gifts, lotions and novelties, and rents rooms overnight or for mid-day "siestas."

The Ambiance Suites website features some, er, "romantic" music and photos of roses and chocolates and rooms with hot tubs. Sp it has to be classier than the Heart O' Chicago Motel, right?