Classic style and French elegance make up Chicago’s newest hotel, restaurants and spa. Located in the heart of the famed Gold Coast neighborhood, the Elysian is the city’s first home-grown luxury hotel brand. As guests walk through the doors of the richly detailed and beautifully designed property, they are transported to a timeless era reminiscent of the grand hotels of Europe in the 1920s. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, world-class dining or indulging in purposeful spa services, the property is built to accommodate the finest of tastes. Taking notes of inspiration from Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, the Elysian sets a new standard in gracious hospitality and luxury living.
Just like Chanel’s creations, the hotel’s design pays close attention to the intricate details throughout the property. Each light fixture, furniture piece and featured artwork was customized and hand selected to provide the utmost in luxury for guests. The 188 spacious guest rooms and suites average 890 square feet and are richly appointed with fireplaces, furnished outdoor terraces, operable windows and multiple closets. While resting in residentially-styled rooms, guests will enjoy advanced in-room technology such as touch screen Voice-Over-IP telephones with complimentary national calling and intelligent energy control systems. Decadence overflows into the bathrooms providing plush terry cloth bathrobes, white Carrara marble soaking tubs, separate showers and dual vanities with inset LCD television.
Guests can dine at two exquisite restaurants both serving exceptional American cuisine. On the third floor of the hotel sits Balsan, a sophisticated European bistro featuring a truly seasonal menu of simple but polished classics directed by unparalleled quality ingredients from local family farms and artisan purveyors. A raw bar of regional oysters, charcuterie station, an array of cheese options and pizzas from the wood-fired oven are among Chef Jason McLeod’s most popular dishes.
If guests desire a more upscale dining experience, they don’t need to travel far. Located adjacent to Balsan, Ria is positioned to deliver an exceptional dining experience in a setting that represents the convergence of land and sea. With such an emphasis on seafood, the cuisine captures the flavors of the globe, from Europe and Asia to the Americas. The menu features a la carte offerings ranging from Dry Aged Rib Eye to Turbot with Clams and Leeks to a delectable Peking Duck for two, all complimented with a preeminent selection of wine.
After dinner, guests can cozy up in Bernard’s to sip on classic cocktails including Manhattans, Negronis and an array of premium cocktails and creative libations. Reminiscent of a private club, the décor boasts a chocolate brown color scheme with suede wall coverings, velvet banquettes and framed charcoal nudes.
The Elysian Spa & Health Club is personalized luxury at its best. Situated above the open-air courtyard, the spa specializes in personalized services and overall well-being. Designed to reflect the timeless beauty of ancient Greece, the spa is a luxurious, urban oasis built to serve the soul.
Accented by granite, water features and natural stone, the Elysian spa expands over a spacious area of 14,000 square feet featuring twelve lavish treatment rooms, a mosaic-tiled lap pool, men’s atelier, fitness facility and a Pilates and Gyrotonics studio. In addition, separate intimate relaxation areas for men and women allow couples the option to enjoy the spa on their own terms. Men can lounge in leather chairs by the fireplace and watch the latest games on TV while the ladies can enjoy a serene escape on plush chaise lounge chairs under a hand-blown glass light chandelier. Both areas are uniquely designed with warm water baths, saunas and steam rooms, while offering refreshment bars with beverages and delicious canapés.
A comprehensive menu of purposeful services offers a holistic approach performed by highly-trained therapists including a wellness professional, a master massage professional, a Pilates and Gyrotonic trainer, a master aesthetician and a master barber. Each guest’s experience is personalized, depending on whether they wish to relax, reenergize, rebalance, hydrate and/or replenish.
The property also offers 4,500 square feet of function space perfect for meetings and large gatherings. Gathering rooms come fully equipped with everything needed for a successful meeting. From an intimate gathering in the salons to a lavish celebration in the Sinclair ballroom, the rooms are ideal for exclusive affairs and memorable celebrations that warrant an air of sophistication and elegance.
The Elysian is truly dedicated to restoring a level of style and genuine service that is uncompromised. No matter how long your stay at the Elysian, it will feel far too short.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, the Elysian sets the new standard for gracious hospitality and luxury living. Guest rooms and suites rates start at $345 per night. Please visit www.elysianhotels.com
or call (312) 646-1300 for reservations.