Christened as the “Windy City”, Chicago is on the banks of Lake Michigan and is the third biggest city in the United States. Although there are various theories that explain this nickname, one of the most popular explains that the city is often affected by strong winds coming from Lake Michigan.
Another curious fact about Chicago is that the world’s first skyscraper was built there. It was built between 1884 and 1885 and was called the ¨Home Insurance Building¨. Although, nowadays, this building is not recognised as a skyscraper because it only has ten floors, it was revolutionary in its time.
Many people find this North American city to be an interesting destination and it is often visited by tourists to the country. Chicago has endless attractions and you can learn about many of the United States’ historic events that occurred there if you visit.
If you are interested in visiting the city, but don’t know where to stay, don’t worry, because this article will tell you about three of Chicago’s best hotels and will clear up any questions you may have
Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago:
Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago is in the heart of the city and is one of its tallest building, with a height of 423 metres and 339 rooms.
It was officially inaugurated on 28th April 2008 and since then has been classed as one of the best hotels in Chicago. This hotel has a five-star category.
The rooms and suites are exquisitely decorated, perfectly complementing the excellent comfort and incredible views that can be seen through the huge floor to ceiling windows.
The hotel houses one of Chicago’s best restaurants, ¨Terrace 16¨, where you can try dishes celebrating real American cuisine, in an atmosphere that will make you forget the outside world.
You will also find many facilities that you are sure to love. These include the spa service and the incredible heated swimming pool, often considered as the best in the city. It also has halls that can be used to celebrate either business or family events.
The Peninsula Chicago:
This luxury five-star hotel is located in one of Chicago’s most famous commercial areas and, in 2009 it became part of the company The Hongkong y Shanghai Hotels, Limited.
The hotel has 20 floors and 339 spacious rooms, offering excellent facilities, from marble baths to mini bars prepared with the best quality, personalised products, taking into account the smallest detail to ensure the guests have the best stay possible.
The hotel has three magnificent restaurants: ¨Shanghai Terrace, specialising in Asian gastronomy, recreating a mid-20th century ambience, ¨Z Bar¨ where the dishes reflect an international culinary culture and ¨The Lobby¨, famous for its wonderful breakfasts.
The clients have access to a complete spa service, a gym with high-tech equipment and an indoor swimming pool surrounded by enormous windows offering beautiful views of the city of Chicago.
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice recently named this hotel as the best luxury hotel in the United States.
Belonging to an emblematic hotel chain dating back to 1865, this magnificent hotel is located at 330 North Wabash Avenue. Its excellent location means that it is easy to get to the main Chicago tourist attractions.
The hotel has 316 comfortable rooms distributed in different categories from the Infinity Suite to the Deluxe Room, each one exquisitely prepared so that its guests feel like they are in paradise.
The hotel’s facilities include a magnificent restaurant where guests can enjoy fantastic dishes, typical of the local cuisine. It also has an area dedicated to the tradition of afternoon tea, which began in The Langham London in 1865.
This hotel also offers a complete spa service, indoor swimming pool, a perfectly equipped gym, a bar and lounge, among many other facilities typical of this type of hotel.
Like the other hotels mentioned, the Langham Chicago is among the most luxurious in the city of Chicago.
Now we are almost at the end of this article, I would like to say that any of these hotels would be an excellent option for a magnificent stay in this incredible city.