Jacuzzi tub Hotel Chicago
I just returned from two nights at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago. I loved the decor of the rooms - pale green and cream striped walls, white polka dot gauzy curtains, gold upholstered chairs - it was sumptuous and luxurious-feeling, but very fun at the same time. There are cute things in the honor bar, like stuffed animals and etch-a-sketches, in addition to the usual gourmet snacks. The beds have beautiful red and gold cushioned headboards, and the staff provide wonderful little touches like bathrobes laid out on the beds, filled ice buckets, and televisions turned on to the relaxation channel when they come around for the turn-down service in the evenings. Everything was immaculately clean. My favorite part of the room was the meditation window (there were actually two in the room - one large enough to lie down in!). Once you're sitting there, you feel like you're floating above the entire city. Together, all of these elements made the experience of staying at the Hotel Monaco unlike any other.
I didn't have any wine during the evening receptions, but coffee was thoughtfully laid out in the lobby in the mornings, from 6 am to 9 am. Because I was there for a conference, I really appreciated the staff's helpfulness in printing out some documents for me on the morning of my presentation, so that I didn't have to trek to a nearby Kinko's. Everything was perfect...I only wish I could have stayed longer!