Located between the Chicago River and Millennium Park, the Radisson Blu Chicago occupies the first several floors of the renowned Aqua building.
It’s an architectural masterpiece and a study in luxury, complete with fantastic dining and dazzling amenities.
When the Rezidor Hotel Group decided to bring their Radisson Blu concept to the United States the Aqua building in Chicago was a natural choice. Designed by architect Jeanne Gang, the building is a stunning monument to innovation. Its undulating balconies and blue reflective glass represent the whitecaps and water of Lake Michigan.
At 87 stories, the building is the tallest to receive LEED Silver certification. The hotel occupies the first 18 floors of the building promotes sustainability with efficient use of water and energy and is environmentally conscious in the materials used.
The design of the Radisson Blu is filled with touches that represent Chicago. The main lobby features a brick wall to the right the opens to Blu Bar and the entrance to the meeting space. The walkways in this wall are at varying heights and there are lighted bricks placed throughout in an effort to represent the Chicago skyline.
Also in the lobby is a rug with an abstract aerial design of Chicago. The floor in Blu Bar is designed after the tree grates that line downtown Chicago’s sidewalks.
The amenities at Radisson Blu Chicago are almost too numerous to mention. Each room comes with free Internet. There are coffee makers in each room, and if you stay in a Business Class room or Park Suite you get an espresso machine and complimentary mineral water. Those two options also come with free breakfast and an evening reception in the Business Lounge. The bath amenities are Anne Semonin and some rooms come with spa tubs.
The hotel also boasts both outdoor and indoor pools. One of its most impressive features is an 80,000 square foot outdoor deck with a running track, cabanas, barbecue grills, fire pits, and a garden. There is also an extensive fitness center, a jacuzzi, and game room with pool and card tables.
Surprisingly dogs up to 60lbs are allowed in the hotel, but only on certain floors.
Guests looking for a fantastic dining experience don’t have to go far. Filini, located in the lobby, is a bi-level restaurant and bar that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as 24-hour room service. The fare is Italian and the space features an open kitchen and al fresco dining.
Radisson Blu offers self parking but if you want in and out privileges you’ll need to use their valet service.
The Radisson Blu Chicago is a stunning hotel that provides exceptional service as well as many luxurious amenities. It is a true Chicago gem that will make your stay that much more rewarding.