Park Hyatt – Chicago
What We Love
- An art collection so seriously curated that even the guestroom art comes from top Chicago-area photographers
- A playful room service menu that starts with truffle popcorn and ends with a butterscotch and bourbon milkshake
- Impeccable, understated service, from valets who always catch the door to bath butlers who set a romantic scene
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Guestrooms renovated in winter 2010; NoMi, the spa and pool in 2011
- The spa has only two treatment rooms
- Aside from the NoMI Lounge and Garden, the hotel is a quiet, buzz-free zone
- If you want cheaper eats, head across Michigan Avenue to the Water Tower Place’s food court
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Hitting the sweet spot between minimalist restraint and modern luxury, this contemporary classic is the only high-end Chicago hotel that can claim North Michigan as an address. Its austerely cool façade, a column of limestone and glass, sets the tone for elegantly pared-down interiors that could pass for a contemporary art gallery. And for good reason. The associate curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art selected the ceramic sculptures and black-and-white photographs punctuating the hotel’s public spaces. And some sparkle is added by the hushed library’s gemstone and fossil collection, gleaming on polished bookshelves.
Bed & Bath
The airy guestrooms are an ebony and ivory sweep of oval glass desks, black leather Eames chairs, cherrywood dressers and arctic-white duvets. Deep window seats framing tall picture windows are fitted with cushions and lined with fat pillows so you can curl up in front of the expansive views of Lake Michigan, or of the Gold Coast skyline. You can also gaze out over the city from your marble soaking tub. Just open the sliding wooden privacy door that stands between the supersized bathroom — which includes black granite counters and a walk-in shower — and that stunning view.
Scooping all of the hotel’s amenities into one flowing playground, the Park Hyatt’s seventh floor comes fully stocked. Start in the NoMI Lounge for sushi and cocktails, or wander onto the garden terrace, which is anchored by its own teak bar and features some off-season surprises (such as a pop-up Christmas igloo boutique). The posh NoMI restaurant (a.k.a. the Kitchen) dishes up a very serious, eclectic menu: marinated hamachi, wild boar goulash, langoustine carpaccio and braised wagyu beef cheeks. And the constellation of the NoMI spa (signature treatment: a lake stone massage), a 24-hour fitness center and the indoor lap pool, banked by picture windows, offers a complete workout.
In the Area
If you’re inspired by the hotel’s art collection, head to the Museum of Contemporary Art, where the cutting-edge exhibits are complemented by a bilevel gift shop featuring a knockout selection of arty souvenirs. Or walk a few blocks west to River North, where photography galleries like the Catherine Edelman Gallery hang Hyatt-worthy shots. If you make it past North Michigan’s row of high-end shops without dropping too much dough, splurge on a victory dinner of crab tagliolini at Spiaggia.
How to Get There
Hotel is in a fabulous location on Michigan Avenue in centre of town. Easy to walk
to walk to most locations and in centre of best shops.
Hotel is low - key but beautiful, and the style is contemporary luxury.
Karen and Tricia at Concierge were both so helpful and professional, and helped to make our few days in Chicago so enjoyable.
Breakfast, which was included, was best we have enjoyed anywhere
Our room was extremely comfortable and well planned
Well done Park Hyatt —— we will stay with you again !!
I travel extensively for a living, have to say the rooms at the Park Hyatt are among the coolest I have stayed at. Love the layout and amenities. Little underwhelmed by room service food, but otherwise stellar hotel
We have been staying at the Chicago Park Hyatt for the past 13 years, and love it! The staff is inviting and friendly, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable. There is a sense of security there that you don’t find in many Chicago hotels. The rooftop bar and restaurant are fun and the spa is top notch. Only place we stay if at all possible!
I went with my two teenagers on a quick getaway. Must say we LOVED the resident hotel rescue dog. Says a great deal about the hotel manager. Right in the middle of everything on the Magnificent Mile. The hotel elevators can be a bit tricky. We saw the front desk staff explaining it to many different guests. Hard to see the floor number and the slot to put the card was hard to see also. Overall a good and fun stay and a great property!
The hotel is in a great location in the heart of the City. The staff were personable and knowledgeable. The rooms were excellent and the atmosphere outstanding. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Chicago.