St. Regis has welcomed guests to a gleaming new hotel in Chicago’s Lakeshore East district, located across the street from its branded multi-million-dollar residences, overlooking Lake Michigan.
Set across 11 floors of a 101-story skyscraper – the third tallest building in Chicago – the latest outpost is the perfect base from which to explore the area’s gourmet eateries, boutique shops and galleries.
The hotel features 159 guestrooms and 33 elegant suites, many of which boast gorgeous views of the skyline and lake below. KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group was brought in to craft the minimalist interiors; marine-blue carpets nod to the waterside location while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure the setting takes center stage. Expect the hotel’s signature Butler Service with everything taken of from garment pressing to packing services.
[See also: A First Look Inside the St. Regis Residences, Miami]
When it comes to dining at St. Regis Chicago, you’re in for a real treat. Up on the 11th floor, you’ll find Miru – the hotel’s modern Japanese restaurant. The best place to take in the stunning views across Lake Michigan, Navy Pier and the Chicago River is from the eatery’s expansive outdoor terrace.
Helmed by chef/ partner Hisanobu Osaka, Naoki Kakashima, and executive chef Helmy Saadon, the menu is a glorious celebration of the flavors of Japan. Stand-out dishes include crispy whole snapper with a zinging herb salad and ginger miso; spicy bluefin tuna crispy rice; and Miyazaki wagyu zabuton steak with shishito peppers.
In the main dining room, there is also an exclusive 12-seat sushi bar where you can enjoy the finest sashimi, nigiri and maki, while early birds can head up to Miru for a traditional Japanese breakfast of miso soup and grilled umami king salmon.
Elsewhere at St. Regis Chicago, you’ll find a 12,000-sq-ft Wellness Floor complete with a champagne-stocked Celebration Bar, fitness center, yoga studio, and heated indoor pool.
“We are proud to open our doors in Chicago, an energetic and dynamic city that, like the St. Regis brand, is known for its rich history and pioneering design,” said George Fleck, vice president and global brand leader, St Regis Hotels & Resorts.
“Through the St. Regis Chicago, we will debut a new icon within the city, sharing with our guests and local luminaries an architectural masterpiece that also represents the pinnacle of luxury hospitality today.”
Oliver Gibbons, general manager at St. Regis Chicago, added: “We are excited to offer guests exquisite experiences that complement the city’s rich history all within the walls of the skyline-defining St. Regis.”
[See also: St. Regis to Open First UK Hotel in London’s Mayfair]