My husband and I "ran away" for an early Valentine's weekend in downtown Chicago. I'd booked the Ivy back in September when they were offering a grand opening special through Bloomspot; figured it was low risk for trying out a new place. But I need not have worried in the least. The Ivy was awesome. We loved the sleek, modern design - minimalist but infused with warm woods, natural stone, and pops of color. The king suite was huge, especially for a downtown right off Michigan Avenue!. It was thoughtfully laid out, giving us a true "living area" separate from the bedroom. Nice big couch for movie lounging. Very comfortable Serta bed. Luxe bathroom. Room service had great food and came right on time. Tech amenities (e.g., 3 flat screens; iPod dock; remote controlled curtains). Spotlessly clean. Every single staff member was friendly and genuinely interested in providing concierge-level service. Excellent location surrounded by shopping, countless restaurants, etc. and only a 1 mile cab ride to the theatre district. Loved that we were supporting a locally-owned establishment with real personality (vs. a sterile, impersonal chain hotel). The Ivy is elegant with a chic vibe, and great staff to make it come alive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chicago's newest four star boutique hotel located just steps away from the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Ave, Chicago beaches, Navy Pier, and the restaurants of Streeterville. Experience IVY a Hotel like no other... Look to the IVY as your luxury boutique hotel experience in Chicago... Elegant, sophisticated, stylish, incredibly comfortable and quiet, the IVY is everything you’re looking for. The IVY Hotel offers distinguished and discreet personalized service. You'll find its sleek modern decor refined and understated, complemented by works of fine art from local artists. Each room and suite has been custom designed with functionality in mind. Soaring 16 floors high and with 63 rooms mostly composed of suites with your comfort in mind. Amenities at the IVY positively define luxury. ... more less
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