The W Chicago City Center is anchored in the center of Chicago's (Ill.) downtown Loop business district. The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) rises one block from the hotel, while the theater district is located four blocks away. Merchandise Mart stands 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from this property.
The hotel's two-story lobby features dark velvet drapes, subdued lighting and serpentine white-vinyl seating. Dining venues include IPO, featuring an eclectic menu of new urban cuisine. The art deco living room becomes the Living Room Bar from late afternoon to late evening, serving spirits and cocktails. The hotel offers a 24-hour business center and 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters) of function space. A 24-hour, complimentary fitness center contains cardiovascular and weight-training machines, and free weights. Spa treatments are available (with advance reservations).
The 22-story W Chicago City Center offers 403 contemporary guestrooms equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge), MP3 adaptors, CD and DVD players, and 42-inch plasma flat-screen televisions. Beds are dressed with pillowtop mattresses, custom duvets, and down comforters. Desks pair with purple-velvet chairs. Bathrooms contain bathrobes, lighted magnifying mirrors, and marble vanities. Bathrooms are stocked with Bliss toiletries. Select bathrooms contain showers only. All accommodations contain minibars and complimentary laptop-compatible in-room safes.