I have to say the Thompson Chicago runs as smooth as a Swiss clock with smiles, kindness and European professionalism. When I arrived it was a freezing 2 degrees and the smiling Doormen got me out of the car into the Lobby in seconds not even feeling the sub-zero conditions. They are some of the best Doorman I have ever met at any hotel – there are always at least 2 or 3 at any time of the day. Amela whom heads the Front Desk really sets the fabulous tone at this new hotel. She is hospitable, generous and extremely professional as she got me a wonderful high room with a spectacular view as requested and all with a smile. Once settled into this very smart, clean and comfortable room (the bed is amazing as the linen), enjoying the great art on the walls and view of Miracle Mile I decided to head back out into the frozen cityscape. Amela pointed me in great directions for restaurants within minutes walking distance and the restaurant did not disappoint. Nico, the new hotel restaurant that just opened is great but booked out that eve. The following night I managed to eat at Nico and the service and drinks was fantastic but be weary of the menu and choose well as it’s quite heavy Italian and the portions are large. The cavernous bar is great for an after work swank drink in a very well designed space. Think “Gstaad Lodge meets Silicon Valley” when you picture the entire designed experience from hotel room to bar. Amela reminds me of those fantastic European Hotels in Vienna where nothing is a problem and all is discrete – such as holding suitcases while you shop; help finding your wallet (thank goodness) and so forth. The neighborhood is winter holiday sublime with the windows of Barneys, Hermes and Brioni all with yards of the hotel. Clearly, the hotel and its staff made a great impression and I will be back the next time I am in this spin chillingly freezing city!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine your own luxe studio in the skies overlooking the hip Gold Coast neighborhood's leafy streets, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling vistas of the Chicago skyline and Great Lake waterscape daring you to look away. Parking available for additional fee per night. ... more less
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