My first New Year’s Eve with my husband was destined to be special no matter where we stayed, however the Hyatt Regency Chicago made certain that it would be a night that neither of us would forget. Before you read any further, I have a spoiler alert: this was without a doubt the best hotel experience I have ever had. Welcome into the world of the Monarch Suite — the suite whose name says it all.
If you want your hotel to be located in the heart of Chicago, this is the hotel for you, as it is right in the middle of the epicenter. It is conveniently close to all of the major tourist attractions and steps away from the Magnificent Mile. This is something that I truly admire about Hyatt Regency’s in general; they know just how important location is for their guests.
When we checked into the hotel and gave the clerk my name, his eyes widened and a gigantic smile formed on his face. I should have known right then that I was about to be taken somewhere incredibly special. Honestly, words fail to describe how amazing it is to walk into the Monarch Suite! Thus, let me begin with the bedroom and then I will describe the other three thousand square feet of the place. The bedroom combines all of the comforts of your home with all of the hotel amenities you deserve. The King sized Grand Bed™ is the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of exploring the city and from the bed is a stunning view of the magnificent buildings of downtown Chicago
The enormous ensuite bathroom attached to the bedroom exudes an intimate warmth. There is an array of luxurious bath products to enjoy in either the jacuzzi, which has a view of the TV, or the shower, which had six shower heads. As if that was not enough, the toilet is automated, with one of the functions being a toilet seat heater. There is also a second guest bathroom.
I doubt there is something one could think of that was not inside of the Monarch Suite already. From the spacious living room to the modern bar/kitchen to the office with an Apple computer and printer to the pool table next to the freestanding fireplace to the grand piano in the entryway; the Hyatt Regency Chicago most certainly thought of it all! Luxury is without a doubt their forte.
Why It Is Andi’s Pick
Simply because it allowed me to cross off “spend the night in a Presidential suite anywhere in the world” from my Bucket List. I truly felt like royalty in the Monarch Suite and, in my book, everyone deserves to be spoiled rotten every once in a while. I even heard a rumor that President Obama might have graced his presence there. Also, the hotel recently underwent a $90 million renovation making the Hyatt Regency Chicago that much more inviting.
So beautiful! I love that there was six shower heads:-) Hugs!
Can you imagine 6???
What a wonderful visit.
Such a wonderful visit! 🙂
How luxurious to stay in a presidential suite, did it feel fulfilling to cross something off your bucket list? I especially love the creative shot of the card between the piano keys. 🙂
It felt SO fulfilling!!!!!!!!!!! I will never ever forget this experience. Thanks for the sweet words re: photos.
Very nice… and you made another dent in your bucket list 🙂
Oh. My. God. I’m overwhelmed just hearing about this place – 3,000 square feet? six shower heads? – I can’t imagine what it must have been like to actually stay there!
It was completely overwhelming! Our mouths were open in awe the entire 3 days we were there haha. Lucas was OBSESSED with the shower. I liked the heated toilet seat. 😉
Fun fun! You had a pool table? Now THAT is awesome.
Yes mam we did and Lucas beat the heck out me every day! 😉
3,000 square feet? That is insanity! What an amazing experience! 🙂
Isn’t that AMAZING!?! 3,400 to be exact!
WOW – the suite is gorgeous. That fireplace looks amazing, especially this time of year.
Sounds like a wonderful getaway with your hubs!
Sooo gorgeous right? And we were completely obsessed with the fireplace. It was the PERFECT getaway!!! 🙂
This property looks incredible!!!!
It’s sooo incredible!
I will definitely stay there when I’m in Chicago next!
The ultimate in luxury for sure!!!
Totally the ultimate!
Gorgeous. Heated toilet seat! Wow!
Hahaha I miss it!
It’s that a permanent statue of Marilyn? The hotel looks rad! Thanks for the info and posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too.
Isn’t that statue cool? The hotel was sooo rad!! 🙂
Lucky lady! I have heard of these heated toilet seats… I can imagine it would be much appreciated during a Chicago winter!
It was the ULTIMATE in luxury!!! One day I will have one no matter what the climate is haha.
Wowsers!! What richness and beauty. 🙂 SO glad you and your man got to be spoiled like this, Andi. 🙂
Thank you deeply sweetheart! XOXO
what an absolutely beautiful room.
bet you had a wonderful time.<3
Ahhh, yes the memories…
What a fabulous room and hotel! I’d love to visit Chicago.
Thanks for the kind comment on my blog!
And thank you! Chicago was sooo much fun — I hope you can make it there soon.
It really is gorgeous beyond words!
This is the most beautiful room ever!
I agree! 🙂
Haven’t been to Chicago since I lived in Michigan. Great hotel and super review!
It was my first time, but definitely not my last! Thanks for your kind words!!!
Husband and I have stayed there twice – last time it was for our 25th! It was a glorious couple of days!
Oh wow, are you serious? That is AWESOME!!!!!!
that bathroom is fantastic! i am a bathroom FREAK. my absolute favorite room of any building
Great post!The hotel looks great!
Thanks so much!
Great photos Andi. That place looks incredible!
Thanks! I hope you can stay there one day 🙂
I really like these pic looks to be a great hotel.
And i know George Clooney looks completley different 😀
/ Linda from Sweden
Glad you like the pics! 🙂
WOW!! What an incredible suite!!
It looks like an incredible property!
Take me back there NOW!!!
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remind me to add this to my bucket list! gorgeous
Now I know where to stay when visiting Chicago!! My hubby and I have been wanting to visit for quite awhile. I love seeing new people visiting and I want to thank you for saying hi. I’m gonna go and take a “look see” around your blog. Nite !!
So happy to stopped by! You should definitely stay at the Hyatt Regency next time you’re in Chicago — you will LOVE it!!!!!!!!
WOW! That place looks beautiful! Your pictures are very stunning as well!
Thank you sooo much dear!
Wow looks really nice. Thanks for stopping by in my blog. Let me know whether you like to follow each other?
It was REALLY nice! 🙂
Un magnífico hotel. Muy buenas las fotos. Un beso desde Murcia.
Mil gracias bonita!!! Besotes también.
Oh my gosh,this looks simply beautiful,hopefully one day il have the pleasure of visiting a wonderful place like this.so elegant and classy.
Thanks so much for stopping by blog and for ur sweet comment.
Fingers crossed you can visit — it’s amaaaaazing! You’re so welcome and thanks as well. 🙂
Oh what a great place!! I love that suite!! Fabulous!
So grand right?
Lovely place indeed!
Glad you liked it Edson!
Jaw. Dropped. That looks incredible! The bed looks so comfy, I just want to crawl into it right now!
Isn’t it just incredible!?! I wish I could return today!
A spectacular hotel! I really enjoyed discovering thanks to you.
Awww I’m so happy you stopped by and that you enjoyed what you saw! 🙂
This room looks like a comfy place. I’d book a room in the hotel, for sure!
That’s music to my ears!!!
I love Chicago, and this hotel looks fantastic! I’m so glad you had a great time!
I loved Chicago too and can’t wait to return to both the city AND the hotel! 🙂
WOW. That suite looks amazing! Was there really a pool table in there?! Also, I’m pretty happy that your best hotel experience ever happened in my city 🙂
Yes mam their was a pool table and grand piano!!! Incredible right? And we LOVED Chicago!
You are one lucky chic!
I feel blessed! 🙂
Now this is a place I could easily fall in love with!
Trust me I did!
I absolutely love Chicago, and this post has inspired me to keep Hyatt in mind!! Such a gorgeous place and amazing photos. The bathroom is just dreamy!! I’m loving your blog so much, just spent a bit of time looking through your previous posts. You are beautiful! I’m your newest follower and I’m following you on twitter too now! ♥
Awwwwww I LOVED the comment, you rock Rachel!!! If you end up staying at the Hyatt please let me know. It truly is a gorgeous and amazing place. Looooved the bathroom. Took MANY baths. I’m so touched that you love my blog. ♥
Thank you very much for your comment !
I find your photos so wonderful.
I follow you on Facebook and Twitter because your blog is so pretty 🙂
Thanks a million for the awesome compliments!!! I’m VERY touched. XOXO
I’m really excited to visit this wonderful place!
I hope you can visit soon!
Holy luxurious! A heated toilet? That’s the epitome of life in the fast lane, if you ask me 🙂
I think I’m going to have to agree with you on that. In the future if the hotel doesn’t have a heated toilet it’s not 5 stars. 😉
Thanks for your comment!!!great pics!!!what about follow each other?Kisses!
You’re welcome! Kisses!!!
Fancy! Love the first shot of the card in the piano. Great eye! Love these!
Thanks sooo much, awesome compliment!!!
Thank you for your sweet comment !!!;)
Beautiful pictures! I loved the statue of Marilyn! 🙂
A big kiss!
You’re welcome! Isn’t that a cool statue? Kisses!
Great hotel choice!
It certainly was!
thanks for stopping by my blog! oh, how lucky you were to have stayed there. it looks absolutely beautiful and relaxing! hope to make my way to chi-town one day soon!!
stop by again soon!!
I felt like such a Queen there! Definitely felt lucky!!! I hope you can make it to Chi-town soon too. XOXO
Your photography is as always gorgeous. Forgotten how beautiful you take seemingly uninteresting settings, and make them a work of art. 🙂
WOW — best comment EVER! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
… oh when I meant “uninteresting”, like typical hotel. But that Hyatt in Chicago is definitely not typical, haha!
Haha don’t worry I totally understood you! 😉
Such a great hotel! Following you now. Follow me back?!
Beautiful Photos!!:) xoxo Thanks for stopping by in my blog!:) xoxo
Thanks so much and you’re welcome so much! XOXO
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How wonderful that you two were so spoiled on your first New Year’s together – John and I would have been playing pool all night and probably missed the party, haha! =)
Hahahahaha I love it! Not a bad way to spend NYE to be honest…
Glad to be staying here next time in Chicago — looks like it’s the BEST!
It IS the best, promise!
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It truly was!
Love your clothes!
Andi, this place is amaaaaaazing!
Lisa you are SO right!
OMG this room is beyond beyond beyond AWESOME!
Couldn’t agree with you more! 🙂
You are so right Shannon!
Andi you deserve to stay in places like this, because you rock!
Hahaha you’re too kind!!! 🙂
Hahaha absolutely awesome!
Now this is a suite fit for royalty for sure! Hail Queen Andi!!!
Hahahahahahaah, best comment ever!
WONDERFUL post! thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you and you’re welcome!
WOW THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING PLACE EVER!!!
It sure is!
Thanks for telling us about this place I’ll definitely check it out!
You will love it Ben!
Wow! This is wonderful! Thanks! Can’t wait for the fall to arrive and I can go to visit Chicago!!!
You are going to LOVE it Sonia!!!
Loved this post!
So happy to hear that!!!
Coolest hotel room I’ve ever seen!
Couldn’t agree more!!!
It so is Bailey!
What a gorgeous life you have Andi dear!
Thank you Lee!
Wow insanely amazing!
Yes you described it perfectly!
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Well, it truly as though you have everything all figured out!
I wish! But staying at the Hyatt I felt that way 🙂
I love the hotels you stay at Andi!
I’m SO happy to hear that Alex!
Yes SUPER nice!
What a place!
You can say that again!
this has to be the best hotel you’ve reviewed yet!
I’m glad you liked it!
really good post!!!
Coolest hotel room EVER!
Definitely going to stay there!
That’s so great Em!
Gotta stay there Andi!
Yes you need to Lee!!!!
It truly is Vannessa!
I want that fireplace!!!!!!
Me too Bob!
Good job on picking such an awesome place!
Gorgeous, just gorgeous Andi!!!!!
I will never forget my stay there!
It really was Lella!
What a pretty place!
It really is Ned!
Coolest looking hotel ever!
This hotel is to die for!
Isn’t it Kelly???
Paradise, just paradise!
You can say that again!!!
Perfectly written review!
Why thanks Carl!
Thank you for the good writeup!
You’re welcome Sandy!
Andi .. Beautiful .. Superb .. Stunning!!!
Couldn’t agree more Mary!!! Thank you 🙂
I like this hotel, stayed there years ago!
That’s so great to hear!
This is a very well written article!
Thank you Mary!
You always go to the best places!!!!!
I try my best!
I agree Danyell!
Andi’s Pick is a 10!
Great post! I’m impressed!
I aim to impress! 🙂
It really is Clementine!!!
It sure is Cristobal!
What a suite!
It was more like a palace haha!!!
I think this is the most amazing place ever!
Haha I would agree!!!
Holy shit this place is amaaaaazing!
I’m staying here wow!!!!
You MUST Daniel!
Seriously most beautiful place ever!
So true Adrienne!
good one keep posting more…
I want to stay there soooooo badly!
You really need to Wayne, you’d love it!
nice post. your website will be included in my daily reading!
That’s awesome to read Evita!
So gorgeous Sarah!
So true Sandy!
Will definitely stay there one day!
You will love it Gill!
I’m impressed, I need to say. Really not often do I encounter a blog that’s each educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you’ve gotten hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent!
Thank you so much for sharing such a gorgeous hotel!
You are welcome — I hope you can stay there one day!
Thank you so much for sharing a good hotel!
You are so welcome!