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Book Your Next Chicago Stay at The Langham, Chicago

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Jun 5, 2019

Huge Galdones

Travel Tips

By Kimberly Krol

In years past, I’ve taken a hard hat tour of The Langham, Chicago, while it was still under construction, and I’ve indulged at the on-site Chuan Spa, but, until this past winter, I’d never had the pleasure of staying overnight in the luxury hotel. Needless to say, I was eager for the opportunity on a recent one-night trip to Chicago. I arrived before the workday and well before check-in time; however, as I had Club-level access, I made myself comfortable in the Club Lounge, enjoying some nibbles and doing some work before departing for the day. When I returned later that day, my bag had been moved to my guestroom.

Lobby Reception Desk. Photo: The Langham, Chicago.

Lobby Reception Desk. Photo: The Langham, Chicago, Huge Galdones

The Langham, Chicago is located in a building designed by legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who died before construction began, and décor details throughout the public and private spaces pay homage to him. Particularly attention-grabbing is the lobby.

My deluxe premier room boasted floor-to-ceiling views of the city, and a bed so comfortable, I swear I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. I also loved the tucked-away closet/dressing area to the right upon entering, and directly across a short hallway from the bathroom.

Infinity Suite, Guest Bathroom

Infinity Suite, Guest Bathroom. Photo: The Langham, Chicago, Huge Galdones

Other features of the room included complimentary WiFi, a 55-inch television, an oversized desk, a spacious rainfall shower and deep soaking tub and Chuan Spa bath amenities. My only regret? One night wasn’t enough!

I enjoyed lunch on the afternoon of my departure at Travelle, located on the hotel’s second floor and serving seasonal American cuisine. On my list for my next visit to The Langham, Chicago is the signature The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, held in Pavilion.

Chuan Spa Pool, The Langham, Chicago

Chuan Spa Pool, The Langham, Chicago. Photo: The Langham, Chicago, Huge Galdones

The hotel’s more than 2,200-square-foot fitness center is well-equipped, and additionally offers a group class studio and schedule. Chuan Spa is open daily, 9–9 p.m.

The Langham club dining area.

The Langham club dining area. Photo: The Langham, Chicago, Huge Galdones

Club-level guests enjoy a variety of perks: breakfast buffet, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and canapés; two-hour use of The Langham Club Boardroom; personalized butler service; complimentary pressing of three garments; complimentary in-town car service within two miles of the hotel (based on availability); and more. It’s worth it.

You cannot beat The Langham, Chicago’s enviable location along the Chicago River and at the start of the Magnificent Mile. You will be able to commute anywhere in the city with ease.


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