Looking for an over-the-top luxury holiday getaway without using your passport? The iconic, Beaux-Arts style Hilton Chicago is now taking $10,000-a-night reservations for the largest, most elaborate, and most expensive hotel suite in the Midwest — The Conrad Hilton Suite — now that its astounding $1.8 million beautification is complete.
Grand in every sense of the word, the 5,000-square-foot stunner is the ultimate in modernized historic luxury. Once the hotel’s grandiose Tower Ballroom, the private suite occupies two floors that overlook Chicago’s picturesque Grant Park and Michigan Avenue. The space features the Grand Salon complete with a fireplace, baby grand piano, and 16-foot-tall lake-view windows. A separate dining room seats up to 14 of your most privileged guests, while your staff prepares meals in the adjacent, private kitchen. The rich library offers both a bar and a pool table and the suite boasts three balconies.
On the lower level, all three bedrooms have been uniquely remodeled, top-to-bottom, with semi-private gathering spaces added to each room. En-suite bedroom upgrades include new dressing rooms with night-cap bars offering exclusive amenities. Bathrooms have been refinished with natural stone, freestanding sculptural bathtubs and spacious glass showers.
If you arrive and are overcome with a feeling of omnipotent power, it may be because the Hilton Chicago — which originally opened as The Stevens in 1927 — is also known as the “Midwest White House” because every United States President since Ronald Reagan has enjoyed the suite’s luxury accommodations at one time. Not to mention Great Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair, Chicago-lover Frank Sinatra, and actor/pilot John Travolta who, no doubt, appreciate the suite’s personal helipad.
Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, lifestyle and fashion. She is also Editor for Holiday Goddess, the online destination for chic women travelers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, and BBC. She's co-author of the bestselling Holiday Goddess books (HarperCollins and iTunes) including '...(Read More)