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Chicago Luxury Hotels

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As a major travel destination, Chicago is home to a number of marvelous luxury hotels. All of these hotels have scores of high end amenities, fabulous service, and picture perfect locations. Here are my top picks of Chicago luxury hotels, listed in alphabetical order:

The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel -- a favorite among foreign dignitaries, royalty and celebrities alike -- is an old-world, Italian inspired hotel bordered by Oak Street Beach, some of the most desirable shopping on the magnificent mile and boasts panoramic views of Lake Michigan.

  • Address: 140 East Walton Place
  • Telephone: 312-787-2200
  • Transportation: Walk 0.2 miles west to Chicago Red line train
  • Price Range: $229 - $1,100
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The Elysian Hotel

Photo via Elysian

Luxury is the name of the game at the Elysian, which strives to bring back an era when travel was exciting and decadent.

  • Address: 11 East Walton Place
  • Telephone: 312-646-1300
  • Transportation: Walk 0.1 miles west to Chicago Red line train
  • Price Range: $363 - $489, approximately double for suites

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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is one of Chicago's most beautiful, filled with classic European furnishings. Four Seasons offers a business center, a top-notch health club and spa, and convenient indoor access to the shops at 900 Michigan Avenue. Eagle-eye views of the city.
  • Address: 120 East Delaware Place
  • Telephone: 312-280-8800
  • Transportation: Walk 0.1 miles E to Delaware & Michigan Ave. for Bus
  • Price Range: $355 - $430
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Intercontinental Chicago

Serving as a gateway to the Mag Mile from the south, the Intercontinental Hotel is a sophisticated luxury hotel in a historic building.
  • Address: 505 North Michigan Avenue
  • Telephone: 312-944-4100
  • Transportation: Walk 0.1 miles E to Michigan Ave. for Bus
  • Price Range: $339 - $900
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Park Hyatt Chicago

Park Hyatt Chicago is a premium luxury hotel, in the middle of the Michigan Avenue shopping district. The Park Hyatt Chicago offers all the amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel, including a 6,500 square foot health club and 25 yard lap pool.
  • Address: 800 North Michigan Avenue
  • Telephone: 312-335-1234
  • Transportation: Walk 0.2 miles west to Chicago Red line train
  • Price Range: $495 - $595
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The Peninsula Hotel Chicago

Located in the heart of Chicago's "magnificent mile", The Peninsula is located just steps away from hundreds of upscale boutiques and premier shops including Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus and American Girl. Rooms range from luxurious to even more luxurious, with a $400,000 package that includes a Bentley and his and her diamond rings.
  • Address: 108 East Superior
  • Telephone: 312-337-2888
  • Transportation: Walk west to Eastgate & Halsted for Bus
  • Price Range: $490 - $6,500
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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Soaring above Michigan Avenue atop Water Tower Place, the Ritz-Carlton is quintessential luxury and service. The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room is one of the finest contemporary restaurants in Chicago.

  • Address: 160 East Pearson St.
  • Telephone: 312-266-1000
  • Transportation: Walk 0.2 miles west to Red line train
  • Price Range: $355 - $475
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Trump International Hotel and Tower

Donald Trump brings his name and opulence to Chicago with the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

  • Address: 401 North Wabash Ave.
  • Telephone: 312-588-8000
  • Transportation: Walk 0.2 miles south to Red line train
  • Price Range: $525 - $2500
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