Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago - Hotel Review
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by Alain Gayot
Ten-foot floor-to-ceiling windows give way to panoramic views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the superior architecture of the Windy City skyline. Sleek design, featuring stainless steel and iridescent, tinted glass, adds a certain elegance to Chicago’s horizon. We’re talking about the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, which has grown and flourished on the site of the former Chicago Sun Times building. The luxurious new condo-hotel multiplex is the second tallest structure in the city, as well as the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world.
The hotel comprises 339 spacious guest rooms, the smallest at a comfortable 600 square feet, on floors fourteen to 27 of the building’s 92 stories. Each guest is regarded more as a resident than a visitor, and service and amenities are nothing short of luxurious.
Guests are welcomed with soothing gray and cream tones, custom furnishings, fine china, crystal glassware, deconstructed chandeliers chosen by Ivanka Trump herself, as well as full kitchens complete with top-of-the-line appliances. The two-story spa with 53 adjacent spa rooms, offers a serene escape with exclusive customized treatments and services. The Spa at Trump shares the fourteenth floor with the hotel's health club, featuring a 75-by-24-foot heated indoor pool overlooking the Chicago River.
Indoor pool with a view
Sixteen restaurant interior
Trump International Hotel & Tower’s prime location makes business travel effortless. Its personal attaché service goes beyond your standard concierge, catering to virtually any demand, from personal shopping to a custom-stocked refrigerator prior to check-in. The hotel’s five conference rooms and two boardrooms, along with the Grand Ballroom and Skyline Room, provide ample space for any-sized corporate event or meeting.
Rebar is the hotel's casual-chic lounge located on the Mezzanine Level. Red and deep violet accent hues of gray in the Neo Japanese bar featuring a sushi menu, as well as a full bar including Champagne and fifteen sake selections. Rebar incorporates an extensive mixology program, called "Liquid Kitchen," placing emphasis on the use of fresh juices, mixers, herbs, spices and edible flowers for its selection of specialty drinks.
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Sixteen, features a menu of modern American cuisine along with top service. The all-encompassing views through the restaurant’s 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows showcase a chic backdrop of downtown Chicago and its surrounding aquatic landscape.
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