Upmarket hotel located on the Illinois banks of Lake Michigan
Just a short distance from the shores of Lake Michigan and the Navy Pier, the Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago (also known as Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown) is positioned in the Illinois citys River North district, ideal for those visiting both the leisure and business districts.
The up-scale 3-star hotel offers luxury as well as convenience, serving both corporate guests and pleasure tourists. Each of the 367 guest suites features a private marble bathroom with shower and bathtub as well as complimentary toiletries.
The rest of the suite is divided into a bedroom and living area. Both are air-conditioned and well-equipped. Cable television (including ESPN, HBO, and CNN) can be found in each room, perfect for those keeping it up with the days news, results or just favorite shows. Telephones can also be found in each room. The living area is equipped with a coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, wet bar, and microwave, as well as a work space that doubles as a dining table. Amenities such as sofa-bed, iron and board, and hairdryer can also be found within.
The hotels business center and multipurpose function rooms offer corporate guests a wide range of facilities to assist with the day-to-day work needs. A swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness room, and whirlpool spa can also be found on the premises, as can the Osteria Via Stato, an in-house Italian restaurant.
Other services on offer at the Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago include laundry and dry cleaning, express mail, baggage storage, barber shop and beauty salon. A pizzeria offers famous Chicago pizza, whilst a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning.
Those in the city on pleasure will find a wide range of attractions within a short distance of the hotel, starting with Lake Michigan. Here visitors can enjoy the sandy beaches or a boat trip onto the lake itself, which is the only one of the five Great Lakes to be completed bordered by the U.S.
Navy Pier offers a range of parks, gardens, promenades, shops, restaurants, and cafs, which makes it an ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon.
The Windy City also offers plenty of traditional city features. Those looking for a vibrant nightlife should head to Rush Street, famous for its nightclubs, bars and restaurants. One block west is Michigan Avenue which houses the Magnificent Mile shopping area. Here visitors will find an assortment of department stores, boutique shops, malls, precincts, and many of Chicagos latest fashions.
Other attractions and landmarks close to the hotel include Water Tower Place, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Northwestern University-Chicago. Two other university campuses (Loyola University and the University of Illinois) are also located within a short distance of the hotel, making it ideal for those visiting students.
Sports fanatics staying at the Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago are spoilt for choice, with professional basketball, football, baseball, ice hockey, and soccer teams located in the city. As this is the north of the city, it would be rude not to visit Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team and the second oldest stadium still in use within Major League Baseball.