SwissÃ´tel Chicago is located where Lake Michigan meets the Chicago River. We’re just a short walking distance from the “Loop,” financial district, government center, cultural institutions and museums. Here, you are
at the center of diverse activities and major shopping districts such as The Magnificent Mile and State Street.
Inspired by the work of the building’s original architect, Harry Weese, SwissÃ´tel Chicago’s renovated lobby has been transformed into a welcoming oasis for guests. The lobby now features a modern design with natural elements and an earth tone palette that reflect the hotel’s Swiss heritage.
This natural feel is set off by attention grabbing splashes of color, dramatic art, and lighting elements like the artistic rainstorm created by thousands of dangling glass bubble fixtures. Backlit glass panels, etched with Chicago’s skyline, sit just behind the check-in area. Projected just about the bar area, SwissÃ´tel Chicago’s Swiss Circle, by award-winning artist Jork André Dieter, changes color to reflect various moods throughout the day. This illuminated work features two rings of Chicago landmarks and historic elements like Solider Field and Cloud Gate, while the center shows off Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan.
Check-in pods replaced the traditional bulky hotel front desk, affording a more welcoming experience for the guest upon arrival. Front desk agents will now work from laptop computers, giving them the flexibility to interact with guests even when they are away from their pod. The concierge will be armed with tablets for quick access to all necessary information a guest may need to know, and a Nervana Ghost Wall will act as a digital concierge for guests to check weather, map local routes, and research area attractions.
Recently, we upgraded our 661 guest rooms to ensure maximum comfort and productivity. Each of our newly renovated rooms features a specialty Swiss Comfort Bed, a 37″ high-definition split-screen plasma television and a frameless glass shower stall. To further accommodate the hotel’s large number of business travelers, these rooms include the following upgrades and amenities:
â€¢ Oversized executive desks with spacious workspaces
â€¢ State-of-the-art, contemporary ergonomic chairs
â€¢ Technology docking centers to use a variety of media devices simultaneously
â€¢ DS3 Internet technology—equivalent to 28 T1 lines
â€¢ Virtual local area network capabilities for meetings
42ND FLOOR PENTHOUSE FITNESS CENTER
Overlooking panoramic views of Lake Michigan, the Penthouse Fitness Center helps you stay in tiptop shape while you are away from your home gym. Pump up your energy level with a our comprehensive array of aerobic machines, strength equipment, free weights, bicycles, treadmills and Precor fitness equipment. Then cool off with a dip in our sparkling 45-foot or ease your tired, tense muscles in the dry sauna or Jacuzzi. Spa services are also available.
RESTAURANTS & LOUNGE
Located in the lobby, Amuse is the hotel’s latest food and beverage concept offering seasonal small and shareable plate options with signature cocktails and wine pairings for each. Amuse appeals to all five senses with its aromatic and flavorful menu, DJ-style music to fit the mood and seating in an artistic, eye-engaging setting.
Indulge in a full American breakfast with European flair. In the afternoon and evening hours, the restaurant transforms into banquet or meeting space for up to 140 people.
During your visit, experience a dining tradition that’s been going strong for three generations at this traditional Italian fare and outrageously sized lobsters
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