There’s no missing the Swiss sensibility of this hotel. It’s efficient but keeps its eye on design, with artistic touches throughout. Designed by Evanston-born architect Harry Weese, the triangular shape of the building allows for extra space between neighboring buildings, and the result is gorgeous views on all sides, including the lake to the east. The rooms are more practical than plush, with large work desks and lots of natural light coming in from the windows, and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. The generous health club and pool roost on the 42nd floor (cost is $15 to guests), with its view of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan, actually made me want to lift weights, just to stand in there longer. The hotel ownership is green-minded, and offers guests a dining credit in exchange for opting out of daily housekeeping. The hotel also relies on cold water for laundry, has energy-efficient lighting, and uses a composting system. Although many of the guests are here on business, families also frequently book here for the pool and the “kid-friendly” suites, which have kid-sized furniture, video games, stuffed animals, coloring books, and DVDs. The attached restaurant, The Palm, serves steaks and seafood.
323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Our Rating Neighborhood The Loop Transportation (east of Columbus). Subway/El: Red, Brown, Orange, Pink, or Green Line to Randolph or Red Line to Lake Phone 888/737-9477 or 312/565-0565 Prices $183–$261 double. Valet parking $65 Amenities Two restaurants; lounge; coffee bar; concierge; executive-level rooms; health club and indoor pool for a surcharge; convenience store; FedEx; room service; sauna; Wi-Fi with surcharge Units 661 units Web site Swissôtel ChicagoBook a Room Now
Map323 E Wacker Dr Chicago IL 60601 Chicago
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