1. If you are planning a trip to the windy city of Chicago, there are many exceptional lodging choices.  Chicago Luxury Hotels include both national chains and Chicago Boutique Hotels. If your goal is luxury accommodations, the Top Chicago Hotels will not disappoint.  Some of the best hotels in Chicago are both convenient and affordable.  Others are pricier, but worth it for the extra luxury and amenities.

    The Peninsula Hotel

    Peninsula Chicago
    108 East Superior Street (at Michigan Avenue)
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (866) 286-8889

    Consistently recognized for its outstanding accommodations as one of the best hotels in Chicago, the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago has been celebrated with the Mobil five star award as well as the prestigious AAA five diamond awards just to name a few.  Other awards include awards include the Travel and Leisure Magazine’s award for the number one hotel in North America for 2004, Zagat’s number one Hotel in North America for 2004, and Conde Nast’s number eight hotel in North America for 2004.  

    The Peninsula boasts 339 luxury rooms with lavish furnishings and individual electronic guest-controlled features.  If you are planning on some extra relaxation, the award winning spa offers exquisite packages to ease your tired muscles in  your home away from home.  The 14,000 square-foot spa and fitness facility offers incredible views of the Chicago skyline.

    The four distinct restaurants available at the Peninsula are among the world’s most exclusive, offering a diverse spread full of adventurous dining options, including the Peninsula Afternoon Tea, served in the hotel’s Lobby.

    In case you’d rather have your food come to you, the Peninsula has plenty of room service…and its available 24 hours a day.   If Chicago beckons you for business, the grand ballroom and the other six meeting and event rooms offer 9,000 square feet of space–capable of hosting an intimate meeting or a lavish gala.  

    Offering a grand ballroom and six additional meeting and event accommodations for a total of more than 9,000 square ft of space, The Peninsula Chicago provides flexibility for intimate meetings or lavish galas and affairs. 

    A stellar combination of  amazing amenities, uncompromising services,haute cuisine and fancy accommodations rarely disappoint.  You are virtually guaranteed to be satisfied.  Rooms run approximately $350 per night as of July 2010.

    The Four Seasons

    Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
    120 East Delaware Place
    Chicago, IL 60611-1428
    (312) 280-8800

    According to Frommers, the Four Seasons Hotel of Chicago "offers an understated luxury that appeals to publicity-shy Hollywood stars."   Everything from hypo allergenic pillows (upon request) to thick and luxurious terry cloth robes and 24 hour room service is at your disposal here.  A 50-foot indoor pool, workout facilities a spa and even a butler to read bedtime stories to the children will insure your relaxing stay at one of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels.

    Standard rates hover around $500 to $600 per night, but there are luxury packages available.

    Fairmont Chicago

    The Fairmont Chicago
    200 North Columbus Drive
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 565-8000

    If you are after a more boutique-style luxury try one of the Chicago Boutique Hotels.  The Fairmont is  another one of the top hotels in Chicago.  With 687 rooms and84 Fairmont gold rooms and 65 suites, it is one of the larger boutique properties in the area and it is located in the heart of Millenium Center, near the Magnificent Mile,Chicago’s dining and shopping hub.  In fact a walkway connects the Fairmont Hotel directly to Chicago’s top club, The Lakeshore Athletic Club, which has a rock-climbing wall.

    Each room boasts a 42-inch plasma television, an iPod docking station, high speed wireless access and all the creature comforts required for a luxury stay.  A 2-room suite with an extra bedroom, living room, dining room and a large wet bar lists at $369 as of July 2010.

    The restaurant, Aria, boasts contemporary sushi and an extensive wine list.  Better than even their extensive wine and sushi choices is that you can make them on an iPad app as you browse the provided iPad for details on what you will order.  Tap on specific ingredients to get the inside scoop before it even comes to your table.  Now that’s luxury.

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