If Downton Abbey was transported in time and place to Chicago, it would be The Langham, where a team of butlers awaits you if you’re a Langham Club member (that is, staying in a suite or paying a surcharge). This London-based outfit is the new belle to the Chicago luxury ball for its service and design. The property opened in 2013 in the first 13 floors of the 52-story former IBM building, which is a Chicago landmark designed by famous architect—and Chicago resident—Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It’s also the first hotel to live in one of his steel-and-glass, sharp-edged buildings. The first thing you’ll see as you enter the hotel is art, art, art, and more art—140 piece of fine art, to be exact. “Mr.” or “Ms.” is the common greeting here, and “It’s my pleasure,” is a popular response. Still, even with the slightly stiff service, the property is refined and elegant, with soft beiges and chocolates throughout. Rooms go from big (starting at more than 500 sq. ft.) to absolutely huge (the Infinity and Regent suites are a whopping 2,700 sq. ft.) and have floor-to-ceiling windows that peer out on downtown, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan. Bathrooms all have deep soaking tubs and rain showers. Be sure to visit the mid-century modern bar, Travelle Bar and Lounge on the second floor, a romantic spot with incredible views.
330 N. Wabash (at Illinois St.), Chicago, IL 60611
Our Rating Neighborhood River North Transportation El: Red Line to Grand/State Phone 312/923-9988 Prices Doubles $395–$1,200 Amenities Restaurant; bar; afternoon tea; butler services at club level; spa; health club; indoor pool; fitness classes; room service; concierge; free Wi-Fi Units 316 units Book a Room Now http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/the-langham-chicago.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site The Langham
Map330 N. Wabash Chicago
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