Marking its fifth anniversary as one of Chicago’s most distinguished hotels, The James Chicago has refreshed its look with updated furnishings and new environmentally-thoughtful services while continuing to offer an engaging alternative for the contemporary business or leisure traveler.
The James is ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Chicago within easy walking distance of luxury shopping, a variety of dining and exciting nightlife. In addition to its proximity to the world famous Magnificent Mile, the hotel is minutes away from The Millennium Park, The Museum of Contemporary Art and just steps from Michigan Avenue.
Highlights include a partnership with Intelligent Nutrients, complimentary triple-filtered water - refreshed twice daily - in each guest room along with custom-crafted furniture and additions to the hotel's existing art collection.
Within the hotel, the signature restaurant, David Burke's Primehouse, promises to surprise as it continues to redefine the modern American steakhouse. The restaurant consistently showcases creative offerings marked by whimsical and innovative dishes. Its rotating menu focuses on seasonal, local and organic ingredients. On the menu, guests can find entrees such as the award-winning 55-Day Aged Rib Eye, Bone-In 20 oz. “South Side” Filet Mignon and Butter Poached Lobster.
For dessert, David Burke’s Primehouse works with the finest ingredients in dishes like the "Slice of Prime," a S'mores Chocolate Cake with Graham Cracker and Marshmallow or Burke's famous Lollipop Tree featuring Cheesecake Lollipops with Raspberry Cream. Burke's culinary achievements include France's Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplome d'Honneur, Japan's Nippon Award of Excellence, the Robert Mondavi Award of Excellence and the CIA's August Escoffier Award. He was also recently named one of Nation's Restaurant News' 50 Top R&D Culinarians.
As another treat for guests, The James Chicago has created the perfect atmosphere for the “urban athlete.” The urban athlete aims to stay in shape regardless of what city they’re in, remaining committed to a workout routine that works best for them. As part of the hotel, The Gym at The James is ideal for the health-conscious traveler, with a full-service fitness center open 24/7 for guests and features 10 pieces of cardiovascular equipment and more than 25 pieces of strength equipment.
For the yoga enthusiast, The James has partnered with lululemon athletica, to provide guests with a weekend rest and relaxation package. The package includes a lululemon yoga mat, complimentary class at the lululemon Rush Street studio, a Spa by ASHA massage and bottle of sommelier-selected wine. For a more personalized yoga session, guests can book an hour-long private yoga class with a lululemon ambassador.
Other amenities include The Spa by Asha. Melt into the hands of the professional therapists at The Spa and reawaken your senses with an array of restorative and re-energizing treatments. Each spa service includes an aromatherapy foot bath in one of the three private treatment areas or in the comfort of your guest room or suite.
The menu at The Spa includes The Hot Fusion Stone Massage which allows the sensation of hot, smooth river stones to wash away the stresses of everyday life. Positioned on the chakra points along your back, the hot stones are used as instruments in the deep tissue massage. This experience relaxes and invigorates by creating balance while opening up energy channels.
With their focus on form, function and an unconventional attention to detail, all accommodations within The James Chicago embody warmth and timeless, modern design. Guest rooms feature a contemporary layout with a streamlined dark wood platform bed. The private dining niche, the spacious slate-tile and marble bathrooms complement the warm tones throughout the room. Every element has been selected or designed with the guests' personal needs in mind. One-Bedroom Apartments are designed in true residential style featuring a living room with separate bedroom, wet bar, dining area and spacious bathroom.
The refreshed look of the guest rooms, its amenities, and the features within the hotel display The James’ continued commitment to providing guests with a “luxury liberated” experience. The discerning traveler will appreciate the location, the service and the luxury that The James Chicago offers.
The James Chicago
55 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611