The Langham Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

At a Glance

  • A Riverfront location offering superb lake views

  • The Riverside walk has been completely refurbished in 2015 and provides fantastic dining only a stone's throw from the hotel

  • The cinema suite and kids' playroom provide that extra bit of entertainment for families

  • Club Floor with exclusive lounge

  • Complimentary pink taxi transfers within 2 miles

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Chicago may be called the "Windy City"but this is more to do with its politics than its weather! It is actually less windy than many cities in this part of the USA. Chicago, being on the edge of Lake Michigan, can have some quite dramatic weather differentials throughout the year with all four seasons represented. It can be extremely hot and humid during the summer and bitterly cold with substantial snowfall in the winter.

The best time to visit is May and June before it gets too hot and then in the Fall months, September and October when it is still mild and even warm.

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Insider's View

Book in for an afternoon tea at the Pavillion Lounge for delicious goodies in a relaxed setting

Travelle is perfect for buzzing early evening cocktails

Families will love the private cinema suite and kids suite

Enjoy a complimentary chauffeur service in the hotel's own pink London cab

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Langham Chicago or take a look at our itineraries to Midwest

Description

Conveniently located downtown and right next to the river in a 52-story landmark tower designed by Mies van der Rohe, The Langham offers a contemporary yet elegant and inviting experience just minutes away from shopping and Chicago's premier sites.

Although the entrance may seem a little underwhelming, as you reach the lobby you'll be pleasantly surprised by the interior and contemporary feel of this hotel - think mid-century modern. Light and spacious with elegant art on display, including an impressively large focus piece of monochromatic ceiling balls as you enter the lobby.With 316 luxurious rooms and suites, each showcasing a warm and earthy palette, and with many offering views out on to the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, you'll certainly find this provides a great base in which to explore the city.

The distinctive dining options at The Langham are popular with both guests of the hotel and Chicago natives. Located on the hotel's second floor, Travelle's modern David Rockwell design is a splendid stage for Chef Tim Graham's contemporary take on Mediterranean cuisine served throughout the day. While the Pavilion features Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, the brand's signature afternoon tea that originated at The Langham, London.

Families are not forgotten either and children will have the run of an unsupervised playroom to keep them happy, or why not take advantage of the cinema suite which showcases family feature films at the weekend.

The Langham also offers a luxurious spa and wellness facilities. Guests can unwind with a treatment at Chuan Spa, work-out in state of the art fitness facilities or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.

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Accommodation

The guest rooms are designed with light, elegance and space in mind. In modern style and with neutral tones, they draw you in to a feeling of peace and wellbeing away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The floor to ceiling windows give plenty of light and many give spectacular views across the city, river or out toward Lake Michigan.

Bathrooms are also very large and luxurious in Botticino Fiorito marble, Alaskan White granite, and Travertine, with indulgent deep soaking baths, separate rainfall showers and double basins as well as modern opaque privacy glass at the touch of a button. Chuan Spa toiletries complete the luxury.

Techolongy abounds in the guest rooms with 55 inch LCD TV's and complimentary WiFi.

Classic Room

The Classic Room is simple in its decor and pale colors but provides the perfect setting for relaxation. Different bed sizes are available depending on party size.

Grand Room

This room hosts a classic and both elegant look combined with all the amenities one might need whilst away. Each room is adjoined with a spacious bathroom. Views of either the city or Chicago River are available within this room category.

Club Room

This room is designed in a Classic European style. It has all the amenities you might need whilst away along with access to the exclusive Club benefits and privileges.

Executive Room

From this Suite enjoy spectacular views of Chicago city. The room is decorated with a both classic and contemporary look.

This room is also available at Club level.

Suites

Suites range from the Classic category, through to the highest level of Infinity and Regent Suites providing two King beds within the Suite. The Suites located on the upper floors of the hotel host fantastic views of both the city and Chicago River. They are all spacious in size allowing room to relax and also entertain if need be.

Childcare

Families are well catered for here with a variety of interconnecting rooms and suites available to accommodate everyone together. Although there is no specific kids' club, they do have an unsupervised kids' playroom, perfect for little ones, and a cinema suite that they will open for you and can be hired exclusively.

Facilities

Housing the only five star Spa in the city, you'll feel preened and pampered at Chuan, a sanctuary offering a range of treatments.

For a lively dining atmosphere, sample Travelle Bar and Restaurant, a favorite amongst guests with its open display kitchen and extensive wine cellar.

The Langham also has a 67 foot swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and a state of the art cardio and strength equipment gym.

Activities

Located close to Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and many other popular attractions in the city the concierge will be on hand to point you in the right direction. You'll also find the recently refurbished river walk area also on the doorstep, home to some great bar's and restaurants.

Reviews

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Anna Northeast (Staff)

It's safe to say that the Langham was not what we expected when we walked towards it. Opposite the slightly overwhelming Trump Tower, it actually looked like an office block and we were somewhat confused as we were expecting a contemporary and elegant new offering (the hotel's been open for just 2 years to much acclaim). Our initial impression remained somewhat confused as we entered the slightly stark and business like lobby. We were ushered toward the lifts and arrived on to the hotel reception level much intrigued. In this case, first impressions were all wrong. As the lift doors opened we were greeted by something even better than anticipated. The hotel lobby is light and spacious with floor to ceiling windows taking in the city and river views below. A fun art installation of monochromatic pebbles hang above us and white leather comfy chairs and sofas wait invitingly interspersed with more colorful flower displays to ensure the appearance isn't too stark. To one side is the refined and very beautiful Pavilion Lounge, they serve afternoon tea here each day and I'm suddenly desperate to experience that for myself, it must be quite an occasion with the pianist playing and the highly tiered display trays sitting, anticipating their decadent cakes and scones.

To the other side, tucked away is the Travelle bar, buzzing and busy it seems this is the place for early evening drinks on a Friday. Subdued lighted and an impressive bar selection explain why this is a popular spot for locals and guests alike, whilst next to the bar there's a large display of fine wines waiting to be chosen and enjoyed at the Travelle Restaurant, complete with almost fully open kitchen, always a great focus point for a meal. We don't have time to sample it but I'm sure with the atmosphere, kitchen and those incredible views, it must be a special experience.

This is not a boutique hotel with a little over 300 rooms, however, it feels surprisingly warm and home from home like as we head along the corridors to the guest rooms. The dark woods are complimented with cream carpets and enough light to ensure you can see properly but it doesn't feel overwhelming, this is a good start. There is only an Executive room to show us this evening, they are almost sold out, but I'm glad we did as Id recommend them to anyone. There's so much space with a King bed and sofa and lounging area. The views aren't bad too, either of the city or the river, well worth spending some time admiring and watching the world go by. The bathroom is compartmentalised and spacious, blocked off from the room by a large smoked glass door. It's modern and fresh with everything you need. Once again, interconnecting rooms are plentiful. I hadn't really been considering this as a family friendly option but I'm pleasantly surprised, there's a Kids' Suite which is a playroom for the youngsters and even a 15-seater cinema that guests can hire out to screen a proper family movie night. The pool is also family friendly yet still good for lengths swimming as well and add to this, the only 5 star spa in Chicago and you have a rather lovely package for all.

The Langham seems to have got it right. It appeals to couples who will love the bar and restaurant and the buzzy vibe and it will also appeal to families who don't want to have to stay in something middle aged and safe just because the little ones are coming along. Oh and the location, this is the most up and coming part of town with bars and restaurants within a minutes walk and the shops 5 minutes away. Oh and of course, the river and the architecture are all on your doorstep too.

Experiences

  • Taste of Chicago

    Take a trip to Grant Park by Lake Michigan in July for Taste of Chicago, the largest food festival in the world. Sample the delectable and varied cuisine and listen to the amazing Blues music that was born in Chicago. A true taste of the Windy City!

Location & directions

Chicago, Illinois

The hotel is centrally located within minutes of the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier.

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