Four Seasons Hotel Chicago specializes in elegant stays in the Windy City. Perched on the Gold Coast, Chicago’s luxe neighborhood, the hotel enjoys easy access to the Magnificent Mile and some of the best shopping on earth. The hotel and its 345 suites and guestrooms occupy part of a 66-story skyscraper, floors 30 to 46 to be exact. Its home, 900 North Michigan, is the 25th tallest building in the United States. Whether you’re relaxing in the guestroom, noshing on gourmet food, or enjoying a spa treatment, you’ll be treated to views of the Chicago skyline and lovely Lake Michigan. It’s an experience you can’t duplicate by staying in the suburbs.
The nineteen-story hotel may be in the Midwest, but the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is dressed in the style of European luxury hotels. The architecture and furnishings have the feel of a French boutique with the dominant color scheme of chocolate brown, rosewood, and cream. The art collection numbers works by such luminaries as Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol. The rooms were decorated with a palate of brown, gray, and blues. Of the total number of accommodations, 185 are suites of various sizes with the remaining standard guestrooms. Because this is a Four Seasons property, standard hardly means ordinary. Special perks are available for younger visitors, including ice cream sundae and teen pizza nights.
Four Seasons Spa
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After a dip in the indoor pool with Roman columns and a dome dappled in natural light, you can relax with a spa treatment. Opened in 2001, the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago spa features five treatment rooms in its total of 8,000 square feet. Styled after Mediterranean retreats, the spa offers a signature treatment. One of the best things to do at the hotel, the treatment is called the Miracle Mile Facial, which is 80 minutes of pure bliss.
Four Seasons Restaurant
It’s no secret that the dining scene is Chicago has gone to the chefs—and the diners are all the better for it. The 134-seat Four Seasons restaurant locally sources its food, serving seasonal menus that put a twist on old favorites. One of the specialties is entirely Chicago yet totally different. It’s a Chicago-style hot dog, updated with gourmet flavors, and served with a miso butterscotch-flavored milkshake.
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