Two nights for a business trip was simply not enough for this gorgeous and quiet facility. Only a couple bad things, and I'll get those out of the way quickly:
-Slow and HORRIBLY over-priced bar called "Sugar Toad". I had ONE beer, and it was $8.66 plus tip!! This is a beer that generally runs about $8 for a six-pack! Let's get real folks!
-No pool! For a spectacular facility like this, seems a shame they seem to have forgotten this hard to forget feature!
With that said, let me list some of the pluses of this stunningly beautiful hotel:
-Rooms are decorated beautifully, with HI-DEF tv's, video phones, mood lighting and comfortable beds.
-Bathrooms have separate tub and shower, separate toilet room, lit vanity mirrors, bathrobes and high thread-count towels.
-LaVazza cappacino machine in lobby that features free anytime latte's, espressos, coffee that top notch quality.
-Nice, attached weight and workout room with yoga and pilates studio and brand-new, top of the line equipment.
-Friendly and attentive desk staff, that seem pleased and eager to help.
-Quiet halls, quiet lobbies and quiet everything else. Just a very peaceful place that's tastefully decorated.
If you're ever in the area, a truly wonderful place to spend a couple evenings for business or a romantic weekend getaway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Arista, affiliated with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is the Illinois’ first LEED-certified hotel and serves as the focal point of CityGate Centre, a one-million-square-foot, mixed-use lifestyle center. The hotel features 144 rooms, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a state of the art fitness center and two signature restaurants including SugarToad and CityGate Grille. ... more less
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