Located in downtown Chicago, Ill., this boutique hotel is less than 1 block from Michigan Avenue and 4 blocks from the John Hancock Building, Navy Pier and Historic Water Tower. Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building are a half-mile away.
Designed by Deborah Berke, who blueprinted Calvin Klein's stores in the 1990s, The James Chicago features concise colors with a focus on intricate textures throughout the lobby. Locals flock to David Burke's Primehouse, a Chicago-style steakhouse serving Kentucky Creekstone Farms beef, dry-aged with Himalayan salt bricks lining the restaurant cellar. Banquet dining for up to 220 guests is accommodated in the hotel's 7,000 square feet of event space. An on-site complimentary business center is equipped with fax, photocopy and print services and wireless Internet service is available throughout the hotel. Copies of both the Chicago Tribune and USA Today are complimentary at the 24-hour front desk.
A 2,500-square-foot exercise center toting design influenced by the founder of Equinox Fitness Clubs includes cardiovascular equipment, advanced weight systems and seasoned personal trainers available by appointment. Spa treatment rooms within the facility offer rejuvenating facials and relaxing massage therapies. In-room restorative treatments are available upon request. The James Chicago also offers personal assistance services and 24-hour complimentary concierge services. Pets are pampered with the Pooch Spa Service, Primehouse Pet Menu, outerwear and training.
Guestrooms feature custom-designed furnishings, platform beds and commissioned art by local and nationally-renowned artists. Entertainment centers house plasma televisions, wireless Internet access ports and MP3 player docks. Bathrooms boast elevated sinks, marbled flooring, and Aigner bath products. Rollaway beds available (surcharge).