The city of Chicago is an absolutely wonderful place to visit, especially if you are going in the summer or fall before the really cold winter and the winds start to set in. There are a lot of attractions to see – Cubs or Bears games, the great Water Tower mall, the Sears tower, and my favorite, the Shedd Aquarium, where you can see just about every species of fish that exists on the planet.
But if you are going to be staying in Chicago, you need to think about what hotel you’re going to be at. And if you can afford it, the best luxury hotel in the Chicago area is definitely the Orrington, without question. This is where I always stay. It is absolutely beautiful. From the moment you walk in, you see the black and white marble tiled floor and you know that this is a classy place to stay in. Just to the right of the lobby, is an amazingly nice bar area, lit with dim lights and many leather chairs to lounge around in.
If you’re single, you can definitely meet women in the bar, because there are always young women around at this hotel. There is even a piano there, and sometimes there is live music performance. Last time I was there, there was a female jazz singer who was really great.
Then you go up to your room in the elevator (which is one of the nicest elevators I’ve ridden in.) Inside your room, you will be amazed at how nice it is. The ceiling is very very high, so you don’t feel cramped at all. The beds are huge, with lots of space to lay around on, and there are chairs and a little writing desk too. There’s a big wooden closet where you can find very comfortable bathrobes and towels, along with an iron and ironing board. There is also a mini-bar that sells small bottles of whiskey and wine, as well as lots of snacks. The TV is big and there are many movies that you can watch on-demand. And, the best thing is, there is fast wireless internet, so if you’ve got a laptop, you can get online in your room. If you’re staying in Chicago, the Orrington is THE place to stay!