Located along the banks of the Chicago River in the Central Business district and the theater district of Chicago, Ill., stands the Hotel Monaco Chicago. The hotel is 3 blocks from the eclectic shops of the Magnificent Mile. 3 blocks from the 14-story hotel are the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower. Millennium Park is 4 blocks away.
Originally a hat factory built in 1912, the Hotel Monaco Chicago opens to an atrium-style lobby sanctuary, complete with French Deco furniture, marbled floors, antique rugs and seating areas in front of a fireplace. Chefs at the onsite South Water Kitchen restaurant prepare American dishes with Mediterranean flare in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. The hotel features a hosted evening wine reception with tarot card and palm readers, handwriting analysis, chair massages, and old-fashioned board games. The business center offers 2 computers with wired Internet access (surcharge). Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharge). Cardiovascular and strength training equipment is provided in the hotel's fitness area, while discounted access to a full-service health club nearby is also offered. The hotel participates in Kimpton's EarthCare program and has adopted standard environmentally friendly products and practices with high-impact and benefit to the environment.
A variety of in-room spa treatments such as body treatments, facials, and manicures and pedicures are available. Signature massages such as Swedish, hot stone, and reflexology are also provided. All treatments and massages require advanced reservations; charges apply. Massages are 50 or 80 minutes in length.
The 191 contemporary guestrooms of the Hotel Monaco Chicago are washed in red and gold, and off-set by sunburst-shaped mirrors and meditation window seats. Well-lit mahogany Ruhlmann desks and armoires are showcased in each room. Standard amenities include cable television, CD players, and wireless Internet access (only free to Members of Kimpton In-touch frequent guest program). Bathrooms feature dimming lights, granite countertops, bathrobes and complimentary L'Occitane designer toiletries. Private guestroom workouts with treadmills are available for a fee.