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.
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Just a few blocks from Chicago's Gold Coast, this modernly lavish hotel stands tall with views overlooking downtown and Lake Michigan. The 188 spacious guest rooms are equipped with fireplaces, furnished terraces, and dual vanities withâ¦