Looking to unwind? Look no further than the recently renovated Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile.
Summer in Chicago is spectacular for many reasons (hello, patio season), least of which is the excuse to organize staycation. It’s an option that’s always on the table, of course, but more so attractive when the city’s agreeable temps and ramped-up social scene make the prospect of exiting the city a bit FOMO-inducing (after all, we waited all year for #SummerTimeChi, so why miss a second of it?) If you’re looking for some globe trotting-quality R&R without leaving the city limits, look no further than the newly renovated Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile which, following a two-year renovation, beckons with overhauled rooms, f&b offerings and more. Below, the top five reasons to check in and check out at the luxe spot.
Wow-Worthy Room Design
Not only did the hotel’s 415 guest rooms receive updated touches like geometric carpeting, a new blue-and-slate color palette and more en vogue cosmetic flourishes, but photographs of notable Chicago architectural works that hang over guest beds. You’ll see a side of the city as you haven’t explored before.
No need to digital detox upon arrival: in-room broadband Internet, Wi-Fi and USB charging stations will keep you plugged-in and charged up throughout your stay. Sate your newsfix with the complimentary Pressreader or zone out tomovies played over a Bose Solo Solo 5 TV Sound System. Read, watch, relax (repeat).
Something to Cheers to
With a new, sprawling shared table anchoring the overhauled space, it’s never been easier to toast with friends at lobby-level concept Le Bar. Take your drinks (we recommend The Twisted Pépa, a fun Cognac number, or the Garrigue Botanist, which refreshes with notes of lavender and rosemary) out to the patio for a session of people-watching that won’t disappoint (this is the Gold Coast, after all).
Plenty of Room To Stretch Your Legs—Literally
Concerned that you’ll err from your exercise regime? Fret not: At 1,450 square-feet, the SoFit Fitness Center has doubled in size to include 12 cardio machines, core training stations and more. Plus, fresh fruits and a hydration station will keep your fueled for that next set (or gym selfie).
An Enviable Address
While there’s plenty of new experiences to enjoy on the inside, the season’s all about being out and about. Its close proximity to the Lakefront Trail makes for a perfect afternoon or evening stroll, right after the rounds of retail shopping at the many can’t-miss Mag Mile shops that are just a stone’s throw from Chestnut Street. The ageless adage endures: location, location, location.