The Low Down
Look Good: The 14,000-square-foot spa, separated by womenÂs and menÂs lounges, channels a Roman bathhouse with its mosaic-tiled spas and lap pool, whose bottom floor is patterned after a bed of roses. Celebrity makeup artist Darcy McGrath is at the spa twice a week. Call for an appointment.
The Extras: The top floors of the hotel are homes to ChicagoÂs millionaires, who paid coin for custom details such as domed ceilings, marble foyers and professional-grade kitchens.
Know Before You Go: The hotelÂs restaurants (Ria and Balsan), bar (BernardÂs) and spa (the Elysian Spa & Health Club) are open to the general public, but you must be a hotel guest to use the fitness equipment and pool.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
by at Gayot
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