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Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

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Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

Going to spend one evening in Chicago before a meeting. Looking for a romantic hotel, views of river or the lake, close to shopping with a great lounge for 40 somethings. Only have 24 hours in the City.

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1. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

Trump has great views and a wonderful bar called Rebar

Langham - brand new, nice river views. Bar looks nice haven't been

Peninsula - no great views but close to shopping

Park Hyatt - Great views if you get the right room very close to shopping

Waldorf Astoria - Great hotel, great bar in Benard's view's lacking but some rooms have balconies. Close to VERY upscale shopping on Oak Street

Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons - Great views from some higher floor rooms. Bars not great.

I would go Trump if money allows.

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2. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

You're probably not going to get Ralph Lauren and a view too. The Park Hyatt is across the St from Ralph Lauren on Water Tower Park - a few of the (east facing) rooms have a view of the lake three blocks away over the park. The Ritz Carlton is 1/2 block away along the park and view rooms are few and higher priced. The Drake has views of Oak St. Beach and the lake from its North facing rooms. Some of the rooms at The Four Season also have lake views but the Drake and the Four Season buildings block their wide panorama. Most of the hotels, like the Waldorf, Peninsula, Four Seasons, are on the lower 20 floors of 60 story high rises or surrounded by high rises so views are limited. The Trump has river views and city views.

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3. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

The Trump is wonderful with terrific views if you on the lake/river side. It's within walking distance too of the Shops at Northbridge. http://www.theshopsatnorthbridge.com/

Check out Charming Charlies!

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4. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

The Four Season Building can't block the Four Seasons building. One Mag Mile and the Drake limit the 4S views.

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5. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

Charming Charlie is not boutique shopping. It is a nationwide chain that carries cheap accessories. Suburban preteen and teen girls love it.

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6. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

It's still a neat store to check out in the mall, no matter how old you are, they have handbags, jewelry, scarfs, shirts etc. You can purchase something at Nordstrom, as well as at Charming Charlies

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7. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

If the OP is asking about Ralph Lauren then Charlie's is not in the same class. If you want mall store junk the Water Tower mall is a block away from Ralph Lauren and you can get faux foo-fah at Macy's

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8. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

It's in the same mall as Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Armani etc..... I'm making a suggestion, if she is a mother with three daughters, she may want to stop. If I'm not mistaken, that is the purpose of a forum, to make suggestions.

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9. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

@ matissegirl: boutique shopping is north of Water Tower Park (Ralph Lauren). Vuitton's factory store is in the Palmolive Building at 700 N. Michigan near Chanel and Bulgaria. Oak street. (http://www.oakstreetchicago.com.) has Tods, Sofia, Prada, Hermes, Escada, St John, Barney's NY, Calypso St Barth's, Jimmy Choo, Tessutti, Juicy Couture, Vera Wang, Harry Winston, Lester Lampert. Ugg, urban outfitters, Bloomingdale's, Astrologia, Diesel... are within blocks. Are those the "boutique" stores you're looking for? Where is the decimal point in "boutique" ?

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10. Re: Best Luxury Hotel close to boutique shopping, Ralph Lauren

The Swisshotel may work for you as well. It has sweeping views of the lake and river and the Palm is the hotel restaurant/bar, good for 40 somethings. Here, you will be on the river so straddling the state street shopping (Macy's and some nice boutique shops) and the north of the River shopping (everything else). Plus you will be close to Millenium Park/Art Institute which may be of interest in your 24 hours.