Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
In 2018, the historic property underwent a $9 million renovation, completely redesigning all 165 guestrooms, the lobby, meeting spaces and a fitness center. The transformation into a welcoming, modern retreat still stayed true to the building’s classic architecture and historical significance.
Designed in 1923 by a native Chicago architect, the hotel enjoys a long history in Chicago and its Gold Coast neighborhood home. It began as a residential hotel, and today showcases artwork, sculptures and more from its 90-year history.
Claridge House’s quiet residential location is still close to Chicago’s notable landmarks, including Navy Pier, theaters, Magnificent Mile shopping and more. Position yourself in the enviable Gold Coast neighborhood and enjoy Chicago’s many delights.
A variety of accommodation types are available, all featuring fast WiFi, a fridge, spa-inspired showers and plush bedding with a pillowtop mattress. Choose from queen, standard king, king deluxe, two double queen, deluxe king feature fireplace or deluxe king suite room types.
The on-site fitness center boasts state-of-the-art equipment and free weights, while a second-floor spa offers manicures, pedicures and facials. The lobby-level Juniper signature restaurant is a sophisticated, but never stuffy, eatery offering everything from juices to tapas, and indoor and outdoor seating. Live music entertains on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Claridge House, your home away from home, is also the perfect choice to host your next event, whether a sales meeting, a training seminar, cocktail party or other custom event. The 1,000-square-foot DaVinci Room is named for the artist, and boasts event planning and business services on site, full catering, A/V equipment and technical support and preferred rates for event attendees.
Welcome home to Claridge House! Learn more at claridgehousechicago.com.
1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610
tel 312 787 4980
Airplane travel evokes a lot of emotions these days: excitement, anticipation, uncertainty and nervousness, just to name a few. But when you do take to the skies again, the giddiness of getting pampered at 35,000 feet can most certainly wash away the surrealness of the past year and a half — at least for the duration of a long- haul flight — as you sip Champagne and slip your feet into plush slippers. While some global airlines have paused or pushed back plans for upgrades and refreshes to their premium cabins, others have introduced exciting changes that await in your pod or lie-flat bed in first and business classes. What’s more, amenities like privacy screens, sliding suite doors and space to spread out all serve a dual purpose as methods to luxuriate in the air while keeping social distance. Here are some nice- ties to expect now and in the near future, from retrofitted seat configurations to updated décor to Michelin-starred meals:
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