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Swissotel Chicago: Luxury & Downtown Convenience

Swissotel Chicago: Luxury & Downtown Convenience

CHICAGO, HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL, UNITED STATES

It’s been a while since I visited the Windy City of Chicago. Chicago is the major urban center of the Midwest. It’s chic and has a buzz but maintains a certain Midwest friendliness and charm. In the summer, Chicago’s bike paths along Lake Michigan and Lakeshore Drive are mobbed with people enjoying the outdoors. At night, walking down Navy Pier or along the Chicago River is as romantic as strolling along the river in Paris. Chicago’s business is booming and foodies and music lovers rave about Chicago. The city has much to offer and more than can be absorbed in a few days.  But most of all, it’s people that make the city and there is no more hospitable place than Chicago.  And friendliness definitely makes people like to visit.

My last visit to Chicago was for a family wedding. My cousin got married (finally) and we worked in an extra day to tour around downtown Chicago.  Being use to the suburbs, my neck got sore staring up at the skyscrapers.

Located in the heart of the Loop, right along the river and only steps from the Navy Pier, the Swissôtel Chicago hotel towers 43 stories above the city with awe-inspiring views. It offers comfortable, modern, and luxurious accommodations for any traveler.

If you’ve never heard of the Swissôtel, that’s probably because there is only one in the U.S. There are others in Bangkok, Sidney, Berlin, Singapore, and Istanbul. The only American Swissotel hotel is situated right off the Chicago River, on East Upper Wacker Drive, allowing travelers to get close to the downtown bustle without the city noise.

 

Swissotel Chicago Hotel (Image: Swissotel)
Swissotel Chicago Hotel (Image: Swissotel)

 

Along with its convenient position amid the downtown cityscape, Swissôtel is just 4 blocks from the Magnificent Mile. The hotel puts you right in the middle of the Chicago Loop, and Michigan Ave, putting all the main attractions in easy walking distance for even lazy walkers like me.  The hotel provides guest with great views of Chicago, from any room in the hotel.

Field Museum (Image: Swissotel)
Field Museum (Image: Swissotel)

 

Accommodations 

Swissôtel offers 661 oversized guest rooms and suites (including kids suites) with magnificent views of the Chicago River.  It you stay on the south side you will be facing beautiful Grant Park, and Michigan Lake right out your window.  The rooms on the top floors looked out on many of the new condo buildings popping up downtown. But if you focused between the buildings, there are stunning views of Lake Michigan, the Field Museum, and Soldier Field.

 

Swissotel Chicago Presidential Suite (image: Swissotel)
Swissotel Chicago Presidential Suite (image: Swissotel)
Kids Room at Swissotel Chicago (Image: Swissotel)
Kids Room at Swissotel Chicago (Image: Swissotel)

 

From the north side of the hotel, you are treated with unobstructed views of Navy Pier and North Michigan Ave.

 

Swissotel Classic Lakeview King Room (Image: Swissotel)
Swissotel Classic Lakeview King Room (Image: Swissotel)
Navy Pier View from the Swissotel Hotel Chicago (Image: Swissotel)
Navy Pier View from the Swissotel Hotel Chicago (Image: Swissotel)

 

Among its other amenities are a fitness center, an indoor pool, and the fabulous Spa 42 for a relaxing massage.

 

Swissotel Chicago Indoor Swimming Pool (Image: Swissotel)
Swissotel Chicago Indoor Swimming Pool (Image: Swissotel)

 

Restaurants

The hotel has three restaurants onsite. Geneva Restaurant opened only for breakfast serves a classic American breakfast with European flair The Palm Restaurant this Chicago outpost of the Manhattan original serves tender-aged prime beef, traditional Italian fare and outrageously sized lobsters.  Amuse offers a variety of dishes from fried avocado and crab salad to seasonal sliders to satisfy everyone’s palate.

 

The Palm Restaurant Dining Area - Swissotel Chicago (Image: Swissotel)
The Palm Restaurant Dining Area – Swissotel Chicago (Image: Swissotel)

 

While definitely geared toward business clientele, the Swissôtel is also a comfortable stay for families, girlfriends getaways, and couples traveling to Chicago.

Swissôtel is a global hotel brand (with Swiss roots) with properties world-wide. A full list of locations can be found here: http://www.swissotel.com/destinations/

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Swissôtel Chicago, 323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

 

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Swissotel. All opinions are 100% mine.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

6 Comments

  1. Alice Teacake
    November 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm
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    I love the kids room. I’d stay there without any kids haha. I haven’t been to America yet and I’m starting to put together a bucket list for it: Chicago is definitely on there!

    • Carmen
      November 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Traveling with kids can be challenging. I’ve found many hotel chains that not even offer double beds in rooms making it very difficult for us to stay. The Swissotel not only has double beds but the rooms are kids friendly with toys.

  2. Winederlusting
    November 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm
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    Wow, beautiful views. I really like how airy and breathable the rooms seem to be. Chicago is the one major US city that I haven’t had the opportunity to hit yet. You write very well and have helped add a sense of urgency to my getting there haha.

    Greig

    • Carmen
      November 22, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Greig, For hotel standard rooms I agree, the rooms are very spacious and roomy. The hotel is located is a prime location, so if you get to go to Chicago this would be a great place to stay.

  3. Mary Hood
    November 23, 2015 at 9:03 am
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    For some crazy reason I still haven’t been to Chicago… Once it warms up I will definitely have to go! Not sure if I would be able to afford this hotel, but I might at least go by to take some pictures 😛 That pier view is awesome!

    • Carmen
      November 23, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Right now is not a good time to go (too cold). When you do go make sure to go check out the pier and some of the other areas around the city. It’s a fascinating place.

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