With Chicago being in the Midwest, the first thing you have to have if you want to be a great hotel is an indoor pool. After step 1, just add in luxury and spa treatments and you have something great on your hands. These five luxury hotels have done that and more with their hotel pools.
108 East Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611 312-337-2888 www.peninsula.com
Sitting next to 20-foot high glass windows, the Peninsula Hotel Chicago’s pool truly allows you to swim an actual lap of luxury. And if the weather is nice enough, head out to the sun deck and get a light snack from the Naturally Peninsula Spa cuisine menu.
120 E. Delaware Place Chicago, IL 60611 312-280-8800 www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs
The Four Seasons Chicago
Besides the fitness club that has four treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure stations, they also have roman-style pool. Their 50-foot indoor swimming pool is among the most beautiful in the city.
11 E Walton Chicago, IL 60611 312-646-1300 www.waldorfastoria.com
The Waldorf Astoria
At the Waldorf you can relax with many spa services and an amazing indoor heated pool. As a guest you enjoy full locker room privileges, which includes a luxurious unwinding area complete with television.
800 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 312-335-1234 www.parkchicago.hyatt.com
The Park Hyatt Chicago
A three-lane indoor lap pool that lets you enjoy the views of the city. Comfortable chaise lounges and chairs sit poolside, so whether you are in the pool or not you can enjoy the serene surroundings. If you’re interested, just head to the seventh floor of this beautiful hotel to enjoy the 25-yard beauty of a pool.
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place Chicago, IL 60611 312-266-1000 www.fourseasons.com/chicagorc
The Ritz Carlton
The Ritz Carlton Chicago offers a temperature-controlled, four-lane lap pool. The hotel pool is part of the Carlton Club, and offers total relaxation in many forms, including a rejuvenating aquatic workout.