If curling up care-free in front of a roaring fire with a glass of Grand Cru and someone special sounds like the way you’d like to spend Valentine’s weekend, then the Presidential Suite at the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago is the answer to all of your heart’s desires.
Equally spacious and chic, with attentive yet discreet service, the two-bedroom unit with separate living and dining rooms, as well as a chef’s kitchen and private prep space, the Presidential Suite commands a bird’s eye view of Chicago’s high-rise grid of luxury below.
Ask the concierge to book you into the indulgent haven, the Waldorf Astoria Spa, and take a quick trip down the elevator to revel in the award-winning spa experience, complete with quiet spaces, tea stations, pools and steam rooms. Or choose the more romantic option – have your treatment up in the Presidential Suite, utilizing the bonus media room tucked between the master bedroom and the living room. With its dark walls and soundproofing, it’s the perfect set up for a 90-minute couples massage, followed by a mani-pedi combo that will have you ready for your evening reservation at Chef Michael Mina’s Margeaux Brasserie.
One of the great advantages to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago is the on-site restaurant headed by its award-winning chef. Since it’s still chilly in Chicago this time of year, you don’t need to step foot outside of the property to continue your pampering.
Let the staff at Margeaux Brasserie spoil you with recommendations and delicacies from the kitchen. The fine wine selection, along with signature cocktails – try a Casadragones Blanco-based House of Targaryen, a Patron-tequila Patroni, a Hennessey XO, or a Glenmorangie Signet – complements an ever-changing menu along with some special additions. Valentine’s will feature a five-course, prix fixe menu that will personify the beloved 1920s Années Folles grandeur.
Ask for dessert to be served back in the Presidential Suite and toast to your romance with Taittinger Brut La Francaise that finishes the French Vanilla Souffle course perfectly.
Not spending the weekend with a partner? The Presidential Suite sleeps four comfortably, so organizing a group of friends or family for a weekend of fun and pampering is simple. Turn it up a notch by asking the concierge for an evening-out option and hit the town in style with drop off and pick up by the house car. Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Margeaux Brasserie, complete with a Bottomless Rose option to accompany decadent French-inspired takes on brunch staples, is a do-not-miss, so set that alarm clock to make your reservation on time.
The Waldorf Astoria Chicago truly lives up to its reputation as the Most Romantic Hotel in Chicago, and that’s something you can enjoy whether you’re spending the weekend with a lover or someone you love.
By Josh Jakobitz Editor-in-Chief Polo Lifestyles 2020 •