Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, within walking distance to the House of Blues, is the Kinzie Hotel. It's namesake harkens back to an early settler, John Kinzie; learn more of the settler by reading the book provided in the hotel room, and make sure to check out the map of Chicago before the fire laid out behind the headboard of the bed. Open the shade to take in downtown Chicago's views.
Get comfortable with oversized chairs; curl up, relax and unwind. Fresh cookies are served upon check-in, where you sit at a desk and sip orange mint water, as opposed to standing in a long line. Pampering starts when you walk into the lobby, decorated with art from local artists, and once you're settled, go to the sixth floor for a welcome reception with catered food from local featured restaurants.
There are coins that can be used for drinks at the full bar. Their house mix is phenomenal, a combination with Limoncello, flavored vodka, white cranberry juice and more, a refreshing delight. Of course, other options are available, but the house drink is more than worth a try, as it is a great mix.
Food varies each night, as different local restaurants cater the reception. Pita chips with hummus, fresh tomatoes with mozzarella on skewers, a spread of gourmet cheeses, fresh fruit and sliced meats may be served one night, with something completely different the next night. In the morning, you don't have to walk very far to discover breakfast, as each floor has a spread of fresh doughnuts, cheese sticks, yogurts, croissants, muffins, cereals, juices, bagels, fruit and more than enough to get your day started.
Enjoy and indulge, then go work out. Play a workout video on TV, do some yoga, use one of the many machines or free weights. If there's more you seek, the Kinzie Hotel has partnered with a local gym, complete with a pool, to ensure that guests are more than taken care of during their stay at the hotel.
Fresh apples brighten guest rooms and offer a light snack. Take in the downtown view when gazing out the window. In the king suites, the windows are curved, so the view varies, depending on the angle and position in the room; control the room darkening shades with a push of a button on the wall.
Pamper yourself with H2O products. Showers feature a dual shower head. Pull up a cushy stool when getting ready, or take the magnifying mirror into the natural light of the room; sit comfortable at a desk.
Relax on the sofa. Cuddle the fuzzy pillow. Enjoy expanded movie channels.
The Kinzie offers more than the average hotel. It's more than comfortable. It's welcoming.
There's valet parking, and the prime location means you can walk to many locations. It's a short walk to the train. It's close to Navy Pier and all the boats at the harbor, so it's the best for downtown action.
Chicago offers a vast amount of destinations. Take in sunset at the Willis Tower. Have dinner at Tommy Guns, or catch one of the many shows that pass through the Windy City at any given point.
The Kinzie also offers a phenomenal business center. Documents can be printed out. There's free Wifi and enough computers to ensure that there should not be a wait at the hotel's comfy Business Center.
If you seek upscale contemporary luxury in the heart of downtown, then seek no further than the Kinzie Hotel, where you are pampered the moment you arrive. The Kinzie Hotel, an upscale Chicago boutique hotel, is located at 20 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL. For more information, visit www.kinziehotel.com.