The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Offering stylish living at lofty heights, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) is set atop Water Tower Place, with gobsmacking views down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and beyond.
If the panoramas don’t woo you here (they will!), there’s the hotel itself, which has all the hallmarks of an international great. A delightful combination of sophisticated interiors and dining with more than your average dose of razzle-dazzle.
The rooms are classy with clean lines and superb attention-to-detail, and all boast huge picture windows to make the most of those downtown views.
And if you can drag yourself away, the spa is especially lovely. This one really is a show-stopper, with its wonderfully-crisp, contemporary-luxe rooms.
Down in Deca – the restaurant and bar – you’ll find twists on classic dishes in a sumptuous Art Deco space.