I have to write this review for the Blu Aqua because they made my stay so special. My wife and I just completed a stay here 9/27 - 9/30. We were celebrating a very special event and I had debated staying at this hotel vs the Park Hyatt. In fact I had reservations at the Park Hyatt but cancelled them at the last minute and booked the Blu Aqua instead. I am so glad I did.
We checked in and the front desk was quick and efficient. They acknowledged my gold status and I was quickly given my room keys and they also gave a brief overview of the hotel. I appreciate a fast check in as I want to get to my room but I also appreciated the quick overview. The desk agent struck the perfect balance.
We got to the room and found out that we had been upgraded to a Park Suite! It was so beautiful with hardwood floors and a separate living room. The GM also had a personalized note in our room with some snacks congratulating us on our special event. Perfect service.
The room, you have to really look at the pictures and even then they don't do the room justice. The room was airy and beautiful with hard wood floors and a great view of millennium park.
The fitness facilities are some of the best I have seen at a hotel. They have a lot of free weight options and lots cardio equipment. They even have an indoor basketball court! They have an indoor and outdoor pool and an indoor and outdoor hot tub as well as an outdoor kiddie pool.
Location is great as its minutes from millennium park and also pretty close to the mag mile.
Their lounge is well staffed, when I say this I mean that the people working there are courteous and helpful, not pretentious at all. They serve wonderful snacks and wine in the evening and a very good breakfast selection in the morning.
I have typically stayed at Hyatts but I think I am going to change my pattern when I am in Chicago and Minneapolis. The Blu brand is that good.
Thank you Blu Aqua, look forward to my next stay there in December!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is the contemporary debut of Radisson Blu in North America. A true representation of the brand, it is designed to become a destination in itself. Radisson Blu is the upper upscale tier of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect. ... more less
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