Friday, August 20, 2010

The Ritz Carlton Chicago Fit for a Haute Socialite!

When socialite-types travel to Chicago they often check-into one of my favorite haute spots—The Ritz Carlton. I had the pleasure of staying in one of the new re-designed suites fit for a girly girl… it came with a dressing room! And the skyline view of the windy city wasn’t bad either.

Recently, The Ritz Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons property, unveiled a $25 million renovation. It’s been called the “largest restyling in the hotel’s 33-year history!” A haute new restaurant, dramatic lobby and luxurious suites with sweeping views of Chicago’s gold coast makes this the ideal location for travelistas in search of stylish escapes in Chicago.

The Presidential Suite is where I’d like to set up camp the next time the property managers invite me in for an overnight stay. The new re-imagined suite has a spiral staircase with floor-to-ceiling windows with breath-taking views of Lake Michigan. It also includes a kitchen, dining room, study and living room. There are also three full baths and two half baths. A baby grand, in-room business center along with airport transfers in a Rolls Royce Phantom adds to a luxurious state of mind. I also think the 24-hour personal assistant is another nice touch. But get this—guests also get to indulge in daily in-room 90 minute massages! I love the spa so I can only imagine daily massages… so HAUTE.

The Ritz Carlton Chicago sits atop Water Tower Place set along the famed Magnificent Mile. It’s ranked as one of the best hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure and named Best Hotel in the United States by the Readers of Conde Nast Traveler in 2008.

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  2. I absolutely love your blog; The layout is beautiful.

    I know you love your job because you get to travel the world. My dream vacation spot is PARIS and I can't wait to get there.

  3. Just found your blog- very nice! I love to travel as well and worked it into my profession. I'm a teacher who has lived and worked in France, Mexico, and now Hong Kong... Travel is my life, and I chronicle my adventures in my blog. Check me out!

  4. Thanks so much for your comments. I love to write and travel is so much a part of my lifestyle... it's just a natural fit!

    Paris is one of my favorite cities... there's a special fondness that I have for the City of Light.

  5. I enjoy your blog, its a joy to read is my life I enjoy it so much.
    Keep posting. Oh! the Ritz Carlton was over the top..