W Hotel Chicago

North America | | February 28, 2011 at 4:04 am




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Nestled at the Lakeshore, W Hotel Chicago is the sole accommodation option that looks over the Lake Michigan due to which it is in the list of probable coolest places in the city. This Lakeshore drive luxury, although offers the most comfortable amenities to its guests, is more admired for its rooftop lounge and pool with the dazzling city vistas particularly at night and its premium spa aptly named Bliss offering the extraordinary vistas of the town.

W Hotel Chicago, the 33-story tower, not only is highly acclaimed for the stunning lake as well as city vistas; but is also picked for its location from where the patrons can easily explore the nearby Navy Pier, Ontario Beach, Ohio Street Beach, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Children’s Museum, Northwestern University, Rush Street, Magnificent Mile, and Michigan Avenue for shopping

Rooms

At the W Hotel Chicago, there are 520 guestrooms on 33 floors all of which offer lake or city vistas; W Signature Beds featuring down duvets, pillows, mattresses, and 350-threaded Egyptian-cotton sheets; and décor of bamboo shades, wood paneling, chaise lounges, and velvet chairs. The other common amenities in the rooms include: Air conditioning, clock radio, DVD player, 37-inch flat-screen TV, cable/satellite television channels, high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, bathrobes, climate control, coffee/tea maker, Internet access (surcharge), complimentary weekday newspaper, designer toiletries, extra towels/bedding, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, housekeeping, mini bar, munchie boxes with refreshments (veg and non-veg), dial-up Internet access, cribs, multi-line phone, pay movies, premium bedding, turndown service (on request), voice mail, mirror, in-room massage, black-wooden desk, wake-up calls, wireless high-speed Internet access (surcharge), and electronic/magnetic keys.

Amenities

• Area shuttle (complimentary)  • Valet parking (surcharge)  • Limo or Town Car service  • Restaurant(s) in hotel • Breakfast available (surcharge)  • Lounge  • Air-conditioned public areas  • Room service (24 hours)  • Concierge desk  • 24-hour front desk  • Business center with faxing, copying, and wired high-speed Internet services  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms  • 15 event rooms  • Rooftop banquet room  • Internet access in public areas – complimentary  • Internet access – wireless  • Audio-visual equipment  • Banquet facilities  • Cell phone/mobile rental  • Computer rental  • Translation services  • Event catering  • Tour assistance  • ATM/banking  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • Patio  • Babysitting or child care  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Doorman/doorwoman  • Express check-out  • Gift shops or newsstand  • Security guard  • Shoe shine  • Elevator/lift  • Dog treatment featuring dog-sitting services, a turndown treat on the dog bed, treats, and a check-in package with pet toys

Recreation

• Swimming pool – indoor  • Spa services on site  • Beauty services  • Full-service health spa – Bliss offering eucalyptus steam showers and sauna for a fee  • Massage – spa treatment room(s)  • Sauna  • Fitness facilities  • Fitness center fully equipped with free weights as well as cardiovascular machines  • Volleyball courts  • Pickup games

At its Bliss spa, you can soak in the breathtaking vistas of the city, 4 nail stations, and 16 treatment rooms. Also expect movies to watch, ultra-decadent fairy beats, and rhythm and blues. Advance spa reservation is advisable.

Restaurants

There is only one main restaurant at the W Hotel Chicago named the Wave Restaurant. Interestingly accessed by descending six steps from the lobby, the open-design eatery offers breakfast as well as lunch and dinner featuring the Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. Expect live ambiance, business casual dress code, and chic decor of ivory and red leather seating. From May to September, it arranges for outdoor seating. And yes, do experience the booth seating on a raised zone along the wall of windows.

At the Living Room Lounge, you can savor the continental breakfast. On every Friday as well as Saturday, DJ music is scheduled just for you. To view the fireworks display across the Navy Pier from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Wednesday and Saturday nights, the hotel acts as an excellent look out point.

Rates

From $139 per night.

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