The last thing I want to do after watching an episode of this season’s “American Horror Story” is check in to a hotel, but one Chicago property is making the most of its connection to the FX fright fest.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel has put together a Halloween package inspired by “American Horror Story: Hotel,” starring Lady Gaga as the blood-chugging Countess presiding over L.A.’s insanely creepy Hotel Cortez.
Gaga is no stranger to Chicago’s Aqua. The pop star’s real-life fiance, “Chicago Fire” actor Taylor Kinney, has a place in Aqua Tower, a sleek skyscraper at 225 N. Columbus Drive.
The Radisson Blu hotel takes up the first 18 floors of the Jeanne Gang-designed building, which is topped off with luxury condos and apartments.
The hotel package — available Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 — starts at $399 a night. It includes overnight accommodations on the 17th floor where guests have access to the business lounge that doubles as the office of Hotel Cortez’s sadistic owner, James March, played by Evan Peters. (Turns out March isn’t such a bad guy after all; he’s throwing in complimentary breakfast and evening beverage service at the biz lounge.)
Individual rooms will be tricked out with unconventional amenities like a severed hand sticking out of the bed and fake hypodermic needles strewn on the coffee table — a nod to the show’s drug-use theme.
Gaga’s character on “AHS” loves to guzzle blood, so bags of the crimson liquid will be placed around the rooms and guests will get comped two bloody cocktails from the hotel’s Filini Bar & Restaurant.
The package also includes entry to the All Hallow’s Eve Party at Filini on Saturday, Oct. 31. This marks the second year the hotel has hosted the costume party that features food and drink specials and a DJ starting at 10 p.m.
If you want in on the action, you’d better act fast. The offer must be booked by Oct. 23.
“American Horror Story: Hotel” airs at 9 p.m. (Central) Wednesdays on FX.