The Irresistible Hotel
The recently renovated Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, located in the downtown Loop neighborhood, offers new reasons to visit as it is minutes away from Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan, 360 CHICAGO (formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory), and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Among the magnificent skyscrapers along the Chicago River, the hotel adds a historical charm to the city’s waterfront; the facade remains true to its original early-20th-century design when it was the headquarters of the D.B. Fisk & Co. hat company. The interior presents a stylish modern look with a vintage flair. Royal hues of blue complement the lobby and walls covered with black-and-white images of Chicago architecture. The redesigned guest rooms feature high ceilings, large bay windows, and walk-in showers with marble accents. Business and luxury travelers can enjoy spacious suites that offer separate sitting and work areas.
Beyond the aesthetics, the hotel also offers many perks and treats: WiFi, daily newspapers, morning coffee and tea service, and a yoga mat in the closet. Additionally, the added convenience of valet parking and pet-friendly accommodations is a huge plus. Forgetful travelers can rely on the front desk to offer a phone charger, lip balm, deodorant, lint roller, and toiletries. The fitness-conscious can have a workout in the 24-hour gym equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, weights, and headphones. For a workout in the fresh air, bikes are also available for a ride along the lakefront or around town. To relax inside, there are in-room spa services.
Most guests can be found near the lobby fireplace especially during the wine hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Complimentary selections of red and white wines are served along with delicious appetizers. The lobby also offers a wide variety of books curated by the Newberry Library that you can check out or read while sipping on the featured wine of the evening.
Across from the lobby, Fisk & Co., the seafood-centric upscale tavern, has a Belgian-inspired menu. Their specialty is mussels and fries, but its comfort food and raw bar of oysters and shellfish win the popular contest. Both guests and visitors stop by for the live music and cocktails on selected nights.
Having a great time is easy, and it requires little work – thanks to the friendly staff. Upon arrival, the staff shares the current hotel events and promotions, the manager checks in to ask about your stay, and the front desk provides suggestions on the Windy City’s must-see sights, happenings, and attractions. With the style, convenience, cuisine, and the welcoming atmosphere, it is difficult to end a stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago when you never want to leave.
For more details, visit: @monacochicago – www.monaco-chicago.com
Writers: Vanessa Ferrelli & Tiffany Shorter