Hautels: The Haute 5 Hotels in Chicago

Whether you’re in the market for a stay-cation or a visitor to our fab city, where you stay sets the mood for the whole trip. Be it boutique-y glam or upscale elegance that you’re in search of, one of these haute 5 hotels is sure to tickle your fancy and fluff your five star pillow.

The Peninsula Chicago

Synonymous for luxury and impeccable service, the Peninsula Chicago is your destination for business travel or personal pampering. Located on prestigious Michigan Avenue just one block from Water Tower Place, Millennium Park and the Art Institute, are Chicago’s landmarks are at your doorstep. Boasting a city-view fitness facility, tea time and the award winning Avenues restaurant, you’re in for first class all the way.

108 E Superior St. 312.337.2888. http://www.peninsula.com/

The Elysian

Situated in the Gold Coast, the Elysian oozes lux. With lavish bathrooms, fireplaces, and outdoor terraces in all guest suites, the Elysian embodies unspoken elegance and a timeless sense of hospitality with a personal boutique feel. With a 14,000 square foot spa, you’re set to be pampered.

11 E. Walton St. 312.646.1300. www.elysianhotels.com/

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
If it has the Donald’s name on it, you know it’s going to be swankified. The newest addition to the hotel scene, at a soaring ninety-two stories high and directly on the Chicago River, the location could not be more enviable. Trump’s modern, refined style provides beautiful views of the cityscape and allows you to explore all downtown attractions with ease.

401 N. Wabash Ave. 312.588.8000. http://www.trumpchicagohotel.com/

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)

Set atop the Water Tower Place (the best shopping in Chicago at your front door), the Ritz recently underwent a $25 million dollar renovation, revealing the dramatic new Lobby Lounge, Restaurant, Bar, Promenade, Ballroom and Presidential Suite spring 2010. Grandeur taken to new heights.

160 East Pearson Street, at Water Tower Place. 312.266.1000. http://www.fourseasons.com/chicagorc/

The James Hotel

The James Chicago offers a stylish and engaging alternative for the contemporary business 
or leisure traveler.  Liberating luxury from tradition, the sophisticated, intelligent design and a guest-centric service ethic provide a modern-boutique aesthetic with a classic commitment to hospitality. Situated in the heart of dining, shopping and nightlife choices along the famous Magnificent Mile, The James is within easy walking distance of such celebrated cultural attractions as Navy Pier and The Museum of Contemporary Art.

55 E. Ontario. 312.337.1000. www.jameshotels.com/chicago