A luxury weekend is always best spent somewhere that’s a true melting pot of cultures and experiences. A city like Chicago that not only has a taste for different cuisines but also great music makes it the perfect weekend or week-long getaway. With an abundance of museums, theatres and art galleries to choose from, it’s hard to know what to put on the itinerary first.
Shopping on the Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile is the place to go in Chicago if you’re looking for a bit of retail therapy and indulgence in one of this city’s most fashionable areas. The four-level shopping center known as The Shops at Northbridge exhibits a flagship Nordstrom and over 50 of the world’s biggest brands, which includes: BOSS Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman, Louis Vuitton, The Art of Shaving, Swatch and Lucky Brand.
There are 20 restaurants located in their center, perfect regardless if you’re looking for a light brunch or an all-out dinner occasion. Seafood, Asian traditional American and more are available depending on what you fancy.
Elysian Spa and Health Club
The Elysian Spa, or the Waldorf Astoria Chicago Spa & Health Club, is situated in a place of luxury: just above the open air courtyard of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel. An oasis of calm among the city, it comes with an array of facilities and treatments with staff who are devoted to improving your wellbeing.
This feeling of calm might also be down to its spaciousness. At 14,000ft, this spa is filled with saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools, 12 treatment rooms, hair and nail salons and much more including fitness and Pilates studios.
The Signature Room at the 95th is a multi-award-winning restaurant that is situated on the rooftop of the John Hannon center and provides dreamy, movie-like views of Chicago while you dine. Their menus are pure luxury, with all the champagne and seafood you could wish for.
Alinea is also a luxury foodie’s dream, with modern architecture and modern thinking when it comes to their presentation:“The first floor gallery provides seating for 16 only. A multi-sensory 16-to-18 course menu combines fine dining with experimental moments.“
If waking up early after a night of fine dining and champagne sounds ideal, then you will want to round out your trip with luxurious transportation. Hiring a private jet is a great way to make your trip opulent from start to finish.
Studio Paris Club
No sticky floors or cheap mixers are to be found here: Studio Paris is host to an exclusive cocktail lounge and the feel of a premier, star-studded nightclub. It’s highly sought after in Chicago and boasts top-of-the-range sound systems and high quality audio-visual experiences. It’s had the likes of Avicii, Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix DJ at their club, making it the number one spot for music fans who like a classy drink with their experience. You might even be able to spot a few famous faces at Studio Paris, as it’s not just the locals who want to have a good time here.
You are truly spoiled for choice in The Windy City. Planning your day from start to finish is the best way to get round your must-sees and must-dos. Whether you spend the city break in the spa or making the most of the Magnificent Mile, you might just find yourself returning for more.