A swank establishment that balances between boutique property and luxury hotel.
This upscale establishment is the creation of Danny Errico, one-time CEO and founder of the Equinox Fitness Clubs, and Brad Wilson, a founding member of W Hotels. Located just off of the Magnificent Mile, it’s near the John Hancock Center, Navy Pier, River North and Water Tower Place. The rooms are minimalist-chic with wood platform beds, plasma-screen TVs and spacious slate and marble bath facilities. Other perks include an in-room stereo with iPod dock, Kiehl's bath amenities and complimentary wireless Internet access. The 2,000-square-foot fitness center, The Gym, features state-of-the-art equipment and personal trainers, while The Spa offers a range of treatments including facials and massage. Dining at the hotel is a highlight at David Burke's Primehouse, and J Bar lounge is a great spot for cocktails and tasty tidbits. In case you're traveling with the family, the hotel offers special amenities for both kids and pets --- the former receive children's books, crayons and pajamas, the latter an organic doggy bed, art-inspired plush toys and gourmet treats from celebrity chef Burke. Of course, adults get plenty of perks, too, especially if they're athletes, in which case the hotel offers personalized running tours of downtown Chicago, complimentary run/walk pocket maps and complimentary bike rentals.