My husband and I were smitten from the moment I walked through the Waldorf Astoria Chicago’s front doors, as I was now in the land of ultimate luxury. I could not wait to explore the entire hotel, however I was most eager to see my accomodation. I was completely taken aback as I entered the room. For a hotel in a major city, when space is extremely limited, it was almost impossible to believe just how large the room was!
Having never been to Chicago before, I had no idea what part of the city to stay in. Thus, I took a chance with the Gold Coast neighborhood, which is where the hotel is located. This historical area is filled with designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and high-rise penthouses all within walking distance. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago fits in perfectly with its glamorous surroundings.
The bedroom in the Deluxe Suite is designed with a strong aura of simple elegance. The bed was so comfortable that I never wanted to leave it — in fact, we hardly left our room for the three days I was there. My excuse as to why we hardly saw any of Chicago: the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.
The flat-screen TV and iPod docking station were the perfect amenities in the already perfect room.
You know that you are in a luxury hotel when there is a TV in the bathroom mirror. It might be ridiculously indulgent, however I loved being entertained while relaxing in the bathtub or getting ready to go out. I also very much enjoyed the designer bath products and terry-cloth robes.
The Deluxe Suite had another room attached to the bedroom that functioned as a kitchen/living room/office. In an appointed nook there was a sink, an ice maker, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
My absolute favorite part was the fireplace, which immediately turned on and filled the room with warmth with a press of a button, and that was a necessity since we were visiting in December.
Every luxury hotel should care about the details like the Waldorf Astoria Chicago does. No matter where you look, there is a special touch that adds sophistication and class to make certain that you will want to return over and over again for years to come.