Located on the southeastern tip of Lake Michigan, Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States after New York City and Los Angeles. It is an international center for finance, culture, and industry and has a derivatives market focused on derivatives and futures.
In the 1800s, Chicago, or more importantly, the Chicago Ship Canal, connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. Also, its midwest location made Chicago a significant rail hub linking the eastern and western United States.
Today, Chicago welcomes tourists and business travelers from around the world who come to explore the city's award-winning museums, attractions, and restaurants. With this in mind, we have compiled five of the "Windy City's" best luxury hotels.
108 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
Tel- 312 337 2888
Bringing traditional Asian service to a city renowned for its warmth and hospitality, the Peninsula Chicago is well known for its superior service and award-winning cuisine. Located just steps from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue, each hotel room and suite is tastefully decorated and features Italian Pratesi linens.
The Peninsula Chicago offers first-class services with customer satisfaction as a top priority. Concierges are on hand to arrange restaurant reservations and tickets to the hottest shows and sporting events. The hotel has a fitness center with a half-size Olympic swimming pool and new gym equipment, including Peloton bikes. The health spa at the Peninsula Chicago offers a wide array of luxurious massages and treatments and is regarded as one of the best in the city.
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
11 E Walton, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel-312 646 1300
Full of style and glamour, when you enter the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, you will first notice a glittering Swarovski crystal chandelier inspired by a broach Coco Channel used to wear.
In 2022, the iconic Gold Coast hotel underwent a complete makeover and the addition of a new 1,800-square-foot suite.
Situated close to the upscale boutiques on Oak Street and the vibrant restaurant scene of the Viagra Triangle, the hotel's health spa has an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzis, Finnish saunas, and even eucalyptus steam rooms. The 14,000-square-foot spa is an oasis of health treatments and pampering in downtown Chicago. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is also home to Chef Michael Mina's renowned Margeaux Brasserie. This upscale French restaurant is worth a visit even if you are not staying in the hotel.
The Langham Chicago
330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Offering views of Lake Michigan from its Chicago River location, the Langham Chicago is recognized as one of the best hotels in the United States. Occupying the first 12 floors of a skyscraper designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe, the Langham Chicago is a few minutes walk from the Loop, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier. Designed for the discerning traveler, the Langham Chicago has 268 guest rooms and 48 suites and offers a team of butlers to club-level guests.
All the rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, while the floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of light and stunning views. Taking a leaf out of the hotel group's oldest hotel, the Langham, London, the Chicago hotel offers afternoon English tea in its stunning Pavillion Lounge. Gets at the Langham Chicago can workout in their state-of-the-art fitness studio or swim in the indoor swimming pool. If you are looking for some pampering, you can choose from a range of traditional treatments inspired by Chinese medicine in the hotel's award-winning Chuan Spa.
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E. Pearson St., Chicago, Illinois 60611
With its spacious spa-like room and Gold Coast location just off Michigan Avenue, the 5-star hotel underwent a $100 million renovation in 2017 and is regarded by frequent visitors as like being a home away from home. Housed in a glitzy skyscraper opposite the Museum of Contemporary Art, not surprisingly, the hotel is decorated with artwork from some of America's best-known Pop Artists.
Service at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago is top-notch without being fussy and is as good as you will find in any other 5-star Chicago hotel. The facilities at the hotel are good and include a fitness center, swimming pool and spa. The food offerings at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago are particularly appealing at the excellent Italian restaurant Torali and the Steakhouse, which offers prime and dry-aged meats. The hotel also has a glasshouse-themed cafe and a rooftop bar terrace.
Nobu Hotel Chicago
155 N Peoria Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Since opening in July 2020, the Nobu Hotel Chicago has quickly become one of the Windy City's top five luxury hotels. If you are unfamiliar with Nobo hotels, they were founded by famed Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Hollywood film producer Meir Teper, and actor Robert De Niro.
The hotel has a calming appeal, keeping with the group's signature style and Japanese sensibilities. Located in the center of the thriving West Loop, the Nobu Hotel Chicago will appeal to foodies as the area is full of acclaimed restaurants.
All the Zen-like rooms at the Nobu Hotel Chicago are as luxurious as they are stylish, with plush beds, custom-designed beds, and upscale conveniences like Nespresso machines and 60-inch smart TVs. The suites at the Nobu Hotel Chicago have cedar soaking tubs and designer toiletries.
In keeping with other 5-star hotels, the Nobu Hotel Chicago has a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, steam room, two restaurants, and two bars with live music.
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All photos courtesy of the hotels mentioned above.