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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
Located steps from chic North Michigan Avenue shops, and minutes from Chicago’s business and financial centers, the Four Seasons Hotel is the perfect destination for elite business and leisure travelers alike.
Having recently completed an elegant restyling, the luxury five-star hotel offers a fresh and contemporary ambiance with astounding views of Lake Michigan and the city’s magnificent skyline. Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s Health and Fitness Club with its 15-meter indoor pool, while gourmets will head straight to the Michelin-starred Seasons Restaurant. With a complimentary Martini Man shaking up martinis, an Ice Cream Man delivering sweet treats and a Bedtime Stories Butler on hand for children, the Four Seasons has every aspect of your stay covered.
TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Why we love it: With the tallest hotel views in the city, the Four Seasons Presidential Suite matches the breathtaking views of its exterior with the grandeur of its interior. Having recently been transformed with rich hues of green and chocolate brown, the sprawling 46th floor corner suite includes three bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Silk wall coverings, custom hand-knotted carpeting and modern art provide the perfect blend of classic and contemporary, while amenities like the personally stocked wet bar and daily laundry service ensure the room’s luxury is extended to every part of your stay. In addition, the new fitness room features a treadmill, elliptical trainer, weight bench, free weights and Pilates mats, as well as a flatscreen television, DVD player and workout DVDs. To top it off, a personal Concierge is on hand to cater for all your technological needs upon your arrival.
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- Square footage: 2,300
- Nightly rate: $7,500
Denise Flanders, General Manager
+1 312 649 2303
120 East Delaware Place, Chicago 60611
Since the 1920s, no other Chicago hotel has inspired more legendary acclaim than The Drake.
As the eras passed, this Italian Renaissance-style hotel solidified its reputation as a Chicago original; the first hotel in the city to provide air conditioning and color televisions in all guest rooms, it has constantly been at the forefront of luxury. Refusing to compromise on their high standards, The Drake became the only hotel in Chicago to retain elevator operators, and to spurn ice machines until the quality became comparable to handmade cubes. With such a relentless dedication to maintaining luxury at any cost, The Drake provides its guests with a level of prestige and refinement which is often hard to find. In addition, health conscious elite travelers will be happy to discover that the Drake is a 100% non-smoking establishment.
TOP SUITE PRINCESS DIANA SUITE
Why we love it: With its velvet upholstery, rich drapery and framed photos of its namesake, the Princess Diana Suite is the pinnacle of opulence. Graced by dignitaries from around the world including the Prime Minister of Australia, Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of Thailand, former First Lady Nancy Reagan and the late Princess Diana, a stay here cements your place among the ultra elite.
- Square footage: 2,000
- Nightly rate: From $3,000
Russell Menkes, General Manager
+1 312 932 4503
140 East Walton Place, Chicago 60611
Situated within the city’s prestigious Magnificent Mile in the famed Gold Coast area, the Park Hyatt embodies the distinctive European cachet of its location.
With a 24-hour concierge and the hotel’s exclusive E-Concierge service, a stay at the Park Hyatt will guarantee you make the most of the glamorous boutiques, fine restaurants, and sophisticated entertainment Chicago has to offer. Featuring museum-quality works of art, award-winning dining and a dedicated personal service team, the Park Hyatt is an ideal choice for the discerning Elite Traveler.
TOP SUITE WATERTOWER SUITE
Why we love it: The Watertower Suite offers guests the ambiance of a well-appointed residence with all the amenities of a world-class hotel; including a butler service, 24-hour concierge, and a clothes pressing and shoe shining service. The magnificent views of Lake Michigan, the suite’s marbled foyer, expansive living space and separate office and kitchen areas provide the elite traveler with the ultimate in lavish surroundings to make the most of their stay in the Windy City.
- Square footage: 1,900
- Nightly rate: $1,750
Amy Miller, Assistant Front Office Manager
+1 312 355 1234
800 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60611
A stylish and engaging alternative for the discerning business and leisure traveler, The James celebrates the refined, socially conscious lifestyle of its guests.
Centrally located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, the hotel features David Burke’s Primehouse classic American steakhouse, the JBar Lounge, and expansive meeting and events spaces. The hotel has been graced by the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Lady Gaga and Kanye West, proving that their dedication to a timelessly modern form and an obsessive attention to detail is a truly winning combination.
TOP SUITE THE PENTHOUSE LOFT
Why we love it: The magnificent 1,400 square foot Penthouse lofts strike the balance between active engagement and pure comfort to outstanding effect. The formal living area is ideal for the elite traveler’s busy social life and beautifully complemented by the relaxing spa-like bathroom and stylish bedrooms. Natural materials such as oiled walnut and carved solid teak wood provide a warm, welcoming ambiance, which is enhanced by all the amenities included in the hotel’s ‘Luxury Package’. Customized meals from David Burke’s Primehouse can be enjoyed in the comfortable dining area with seating for six, while guests can relax afterwards in classic Eames lounge chairs.
- Square footage: 1,400
- Nightly rate: $2,500
Patrick Hatton, General Manager
+1 312 377 1000
56 East Ontario Street, Chicago 60611
A successful combination of traditional elegance and sexy bohemian, Sax Chicago in the heart of the city’s downtown offers a totally different luxury hotel experience.
Inviting and warm, the hotel features a fusion of design influences which provide the perfect retreat to those looking for a chic and stylish experience. Sax Chicago serves as a hub to the pulsing Marina City area, which includes the popular House of Blues Restaurant and Concert venue, as well as the 10 pin bowling lounge, Bin 36 Wine Cellar, and the hip Crimson Lounge located in the hotel’s foyer.
TOP SUITE PENTHOUSE SUITE
Why we love it: The Sax Penthouse fills its abundant 2,000 square feet with forward-thinking décor – ideal for the stylishly distinguished traveler. Leather headboards, faux fur throws and accent pillows certify the Sax’s place as a cool, luxurious alternative to the more classic Chicago hotels. In addition to the master bedroom, elite travelers will enjoy the eight-seat dining room, living room and even a billiard table. The suite’s 270 degree views of the city have been enjoyed by the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and Bill Clinton who have all given the Sax Penthouse their seal of approval.
- Square footage: 2,000
- Nightly rate: $3,500
Michael Carsch, General Manager
+1 312 923 2462
333 North Dearborn Street, Chicago 60654
THE PENINSULA CHICAGO
A worthy member of the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels group, The Peninsula Chicago’s rich heritage is known for its Far East graciousness combined with generous Midwest hospitality.
Situated in the heart of Chicago’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, the hotel’s 339 spacious guestrooms and suites are furnished in a magnificent classical style. Synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service, The Peninsula’s latest refurbishments include new carpeting, drapery and an array of new technology installed, while the rooms offer the highest standard of luxe living. Visit the Peninsula Chicago’s ESPA spa to relax and unwind, enjoy the hotel’s Royal champagne afternoon tea or dine at Avenues, the Peninsula’s culinary pièce de résistance.
TOP SUITE THE PENINSULA SUITE
Why we love it: Overlooking Michigan and Chicago Avenues on the hotel’s 18th floor, the Peninsula Suite exudes a truly timeless elegance. From the baby grand piano to a wraparound terrace with its own Jacuzzi, every amenity is at your disposal. With the capacity to be seamlessly converted into a one-to three-bedroom suite, or with an entire wing easily blocked off for guests requiring extra privacy, the Peninsula can cater for every elite traveler’s needs.
- Square footage: 3,000
- Nightly rate: $8,000
Maria Razumich-Zec, General Manager
+1 312 377 2888
108 East Superior Street, Chicago
TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER
The Trump International Hotel & Tower brings sophistication and elegance to the heart of Chicago.
Located at the juncture of North Michigan Avenue and the Loop, the hotel comprises 339 luxuriously appointed guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows commanding superlative views of this fabulous city. With a Michelin-rated restaurant, lavish spa and opulent cocktail lounge, the Trump International is the perfect hotel for discerning elite travelers.
TOP SUITE GRAND DELUXE SUITE
Why we love it: The hotel offers five grand deluxe suites, each designed by McGinley Design and comprised of two rooms and three limestone bathrooms. Every detail of each suite is designed to encourage guests to unwind and enjoy the stunning city views, thanks to the 10-foot floor-toceiling windows. From the custom furnishings and deep-soaking bathtub, to thoughtful extras like a Nespresso coffee maker and stainless steel Miele cook top, the Trump delivers everything an elite guest may need.
- Square footage: 2,200
- Nightly rate: $1,500
Colm O’Callaghan, Managing Director
+1 312 588 8801
401 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago 60611
THE RITZ-CARLTON CHICAGO, A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
Set atop Water Tower Place, high above prestigious North Michigan Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago offers a setting of unmistakable grandeur.
Featuring newly restyled guestrooms with exquisite décor and breathtaking views, as well as a newly renovated grand lobby complete with a truly iconic fountain; The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is a world class hotel. The new deca Restaurant + Bar provides guests with contemporary brasserie-style cuisine in Art Deco-inspired surroundings. The hotel’s exclusive added extras include full service spa and fitness club, a candy man on call to bring children treats, and daily cookie baking for kids with The Ritz-Carlton Chicago pastry chef.
TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Why we love it: The re-designed two-storey Presidential Suite boasts a spiral staircase, beautiful new interiors, and floor-to-ceiling window views of Lake Michigan, from the corner of the 25th and 26th floors. The spacious two-bedroom suite also includes a kitchen; living, dining and study rooms; and three full marble bathrooms, plus two guest powder rooms. The extravagant media room houses a baby grand piano and Bose surround sound stereo system. Guests of this illustrious suite can enjoy amenities as impressive as their accommodation: a 24-hour personal assistant, transportation to and from the local airport in a Rolls Royce Phantom, and a daily, in-room 90-minute massage.
- Square footage: 2,900
- Nightly rate: $6,500
Thomas Segesta, General Manager
+1 312 573 5002
160 East Pearson Street, Chicago 60611
Designed by renowned architect Lucien Lagrange, the Elysian hotel believes luxury should be an unexpected and uncompromising experience, extending to every aspect of the elite traveller’s stay.
Energetic and fashion forward, the Elysian’s 188 spacious guestrooms and suites boast elegantly modern furnishings, cosy fireplaces, marble bathrooms and Rivolta Carmignani Italian bed linens. The exquisite interior is complemented by the richly detailed exterior and European courtyard, reminiscent of the grand hotels of the 1920s. Guests can also enjoy complimentary admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Why we love it: At 3160 square feet, the Elysian’s palatial Presidential Suite features two elegantly appointed bedrooms, an expansive living room, a master bathroom, and a separate powder room. If that wasn’t enough, there is also an elite media room complete with a high-definition television, video library, gaming system and telephone conferencing service. Located on the 26th floor, guests can while away the day on one of the two beautiful terraces offering panoramic views of the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood and beyond.
- Square footage: 3,160
- Nightly rate: $6,000
Kevin Robinson, General Manager
+1 312 646 1352
11 East Walton Street, Chicago 60611
FAIRMONT CHICAGO, MILLENNIUM PARK
Following a dramatic $50 million transformation, the Fairmont Chicago has become a beacon of modern design and luxury.
Situated near Grant Park, the new lobby is a continuation of the City’s grandeur and architectural magnificence, with crisp lines, dark woods and neutral finishes tinged with pops of colour. This AAA Four-Diamond landmark seamlessly blends the classic approach to luxury service with a contemporary elegant style to perfect effect, and continues to provide exceptional service to every guest.
TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Why we love it: Featuring an illustrative montage of President Obama’s life, and the 43 previous US leaders, a stay at the Fairmont’s Presidential Suite will put you in the company of America’s ultra elite. The elegant foyer leads into a living room, dining room, library, and a spacious bedroom with separate dressing room area. Added extras include a butler’s pantry, open wet bar and a lavish bath with Jacuzzi. The distinguished design is perfectly complemented by the breathtaking view of Chicago’s impressive Grant Park, where Obama made his historic acceptance speech.
- Square footage: 1,850
- Nightly rate: $4,000
Andre Zotoff, General Manager
+1 312 565 8000
200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago 60601