Got the winter doldrums or a continual case of the Mondays? Before you go into hibernation for the season, grab your hot cocoa, slip into a robe and relax in front of the fireplace at home, consider a spa-cation to refresh your frost bitten skin and chapped lips. The icy days may seem just a little less dreary. And if not, there’s always Peppermint Schnapps.

1 The Peninsula Spa by ESPA

Firmly established with travel experts as a sublime urban escape, The Peninsula Chicago was rated the number one hotel in the Zagat Guide for US Hotels, Resorts and Spas and was rated "America’s Healthiest Hotel" by Health magazine.

108 E. Superior St. 312.337.28888. http://www.peninsula.com/chicago/

2 Spa At Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

The Four Seasons Chicago  created a collection of truly unique therapies, designed to nurture all of your senses in luxurious and comforting surroundings. Enjoy a eucalyptus steam or a therapeutic massage or facial, or indulge in one of the signature seasonal spa packages.

120 E. Delaware Pl. 312.280.8800. http://www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs/spa/

3 The Spa at Trump

Each signature service at the Trump is catered to the guest’s choice of sensory stimulation- to purify, balance, revitalize, calm or heal and is achieved through one of a kind gemstone treatments or urban remedies.

4 Red Door Spa

Elizabeth Arden founded Red Door Spas nearly 100 years ago on the principle that the essential glow of  beauty must come from within and that every guest who visits should leave physically refreshed and mentally rejuvenated. The men and women who represent Red Door Spas today perpetuate her vision, and it is our purpose to enhance your life through beauty, harmony, and well-being.

919 N. Michigan Ave. 312.988.9191. http://www.reddoorspas.com/

5 Allyu Spa: the Art of Healing

Allyu Spa is a sustainably built and consciously operated luxury day spa in River North.  Allyu  (i-yu), the Quechua word for community, represents our commitment to the unique and ever-evolving needs of their clients, each other and the earth that sustains us.

600 W. Chicago Ave. 312.755.1313. http://www.allyuspa.com/

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