In the heart of downtown Chicago, situated at the junction of both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, sits a beautiful 4 diamond luxury hotel. A hotel that is not only award-winning but also an all-glass sleek looking establishment.
From the hotel’s location, you can easily stride and access The Magnificent Mile in Downtown Chicago, the Navy Pier and so much more! When you travel, it’s about amenities, luxurious accommodations and quality in service so that you can simply focus on your journey.
Whether you are in Chicago for business or pleasure, the comforts of a hotel matter. Today, I will share with you a beautiful luxury hotel in downtown Chicago, so you too can lavishly live travel out loud and indulge in the amenities, nightlife, and area!
THE LUXURY U-DRIVE – Luxury Hotel in Downtown Chicago
When I went seeking reviews of this hotel, there were a lot of mixed comments. Really, it might have been the first time that I was ever surprised by reviews. As I did not know what to expect, I just kept an open mind.
As a Chicago gal, I knew my city would perpetuate positive vibes and the hotel would be amazing. Of course, I was right! Definitely a ‘Dana-esque’ hotel! Truly the Hotel delivered.
I love arriving at my hotels, sight unseen, just lightly check out and the Swissotel Chicago was as sophisticated looking as it was sleek. The grand u-driveway, overlooking the Chicago River, ideally situated was breathtaking.
Also, I might add it was very busy, from morning till night in this U-Drive so pedestrians beware because Chicago moves at a rapid pace and so do the drivers! NO need to be a hood ornament!
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CHECK-IN – At The Luxury Hotel in Downtown Chicago
Forewarned is forearmed, check-in is not until at least noon and that is if they are not booked up with conventions, etc. Sometimes, when I travel, I get really lucky and a hotel accommodates my earlier arrivals.
That said, it did not happen here! However, I am going to provide credit where credit is due. By about 1P I got a text that my room was ready, which was great news. Regretfully, yet happy, I was deep in the city and having a blast, I returned at my leisure. Why run back, when there is so much to do right?
The comfort of Amenities In A Hotel Room Always Help
Did I mention that they provided an umbrella (of course it’s raining, it’s Chicago), and then they stored my luggage for pick up later! Truly it everything worked out as it should have. Also, because the meeting I was going to attend made high school cliques and nasty teen fights look bleak?
When you know what you are about to walk into, clearing your head, setting your mind in a new direction is key to success. The hotel plays a huge role. In fact, if the room is comfortable, and I can retreat into its luxuries, I can deal with just about anything!
Trust me, I put it to the test! Work was hard from the time I checked in and met up with the ‘group from hell’ until I left about 24 hours worth. Room comfort and kind front desk attendants make things so much easier!
I really needed this walk to compose myself before the shade-throwing began. (Yep, grown women act awful. Some just never grow up!) Want to take the walk and enjoy what I did? Make sure to read my article on fun things to do in Downtown Chicago if you have just a few hours to spare!
Let’s Look Inside of The Hotel Room
Yes, that’s me super excited for the view of the Chicago River from my room and all too happy to watch the life in the city just moving! What a great view and it is all just a few footsteps away! Trust me, I need this room.
While I won’t always share about work, you all know competitiveness is great when you look at it as a way to push forward. However, when others look at you as a threat, because of success, and awards, sometimes an atmosphere gets rough. I am about to encounter this, yet I took on the work assignment anyway!
After all, I already tasted Chicago donuts, shopped and ate lunch! There is still a lot more to do, and I am out of time. Retreating to my room makes sense in order to freshen for tonight’s festivities with the most horrid people ever! Perhaps I need to order wine?
Sometimes the luxury of a great hotel room, allows me to focus on being positive, even when others make you feel less than welcome. A room filled with amenities just is perfect for this, and I found it here!
Yep, sometimes work means rolling with the punches and these ladies gave MEAN a new name. As usual, I will end up taking the high ground, rather than dealing with their inept attitudes towards life and work! A few hours of R&R will make sure I am on my game!
I’ll let my video show you all the amenities, from a shower to a bathtub and all the other grand features.
When I travel, I am totally about my bed, from cleanliness to comfort. I am so picky, I can not even begin to describe my obsession with clean, and comfortable.
I will tell you this, the King -size bed in the room was definitely off-the-charts comfortable and I got a great nights sleep. In fact, after a full day of activity, I took a nice little nap here and enjoyed the comforts of this room!
I suggest a trip to the top at night. It is beautiful and I loved going up here. Walk off dinner, drinks and see what all the hotel has to offer. Unfortunately, I did not get to spend ANY time here and I would have loved to! Maybe next time?
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Travel up in the elevators and you will find a workout room, overlooking the city. A quick lap in the swimming pool and a jacuzzi are the perfect ways to end the day, look at how beautiful.
I loved the beauty of the hotel at night, look at the ambiance.
One night, as I stood waiting for an elevator down, I talked to a guy who said make sure you requested the elevator because this place is odd with the elevators.
I will make a note that the elevators in this hotel are a little weird! You have to study them for a second and then you will catch on and that is all I am going to say about it.
LAVISHLY LIVE TRAVEL OUT LOUD
The rooms as you can see were amenity loaded, the WiFi worked well and the AC and fan ran perfectly to buzz out all the noise and provide the perfect sleeping ambiance. Plan your time in Chicago and hopefully, it will include a stay at this 4 diamond luxury hotel.
Lavishly live travel out loud, close to both Midway and O’Hare airports and ready and waiting for your next travel journey.