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First Elysian Properties

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11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 994-3500

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Property Location With a stay at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, minutes from Newberry Library and John Hancock Center. This 5-star hotel is close to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 215 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring microwaves and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Plasma televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 2 mi.

Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has 7914 square feet (735 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (312) 646-1310

Phone: (312) 646-1401

Phone: (312) 266-3700

Phone: (312) 646-1300

TollFree: (800) 500-8511

Brands
Waldorf Astoria
Payment method
carte blanche, all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa
Location
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Neighborhoods
Central Chicago, Near North Side
AKA

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Categories
Hotels, Corporate Lodging, Lodging, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities
Other Information

Property Amenities: Express check-in, Elevator/lift, Breakfast available (surcharge), Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Steam room, Business center, Computer station, 24-hour front desk, Spa services on site, ATM/banking, Conference space, Tours/ticket assistance, Multilingual staff, Express check-out, Sauna, Spa tub, Full-service spa, Fireplace in lobby, Porter/bellhop, Terrace, Bar/lounge, Restaurant, Meeting rooms, Concierge services, 24-hour fitness facilities, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Luggage storage

Swimming Pool: Indoor

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MealSchpeal com

12/18/2009

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Overall
warm, friendly and delicious

The Elysian made no small plans and unquestionably stirred men’s souls. Balsan elevates hotel drinking to a new level of gourmet and if they perform with their food even a fraction as well then we salute them.

We arrived at 7PM for a few drinks and appetizers. We had no reservations and would have been happy anywhere there was room for 5. In the world of trendy hotel bars, such poor planning can be treated 2 ways: Like a club or like a hotel. The former method involves cavalier disdain or even denied entry (exhibit A: The Mondrian West Hollywood) or the latter (Sunset Tower WeHo) – two polar opposites of one another located in the same neighborhood, on the same strip and presumably competing for the same dollars. Case studies like the Mondrian are few in Chicago but not null (read: W Lakeshore) and if ever there was a hotel to capitalized on its hype and step into snooty shoes the Elysian was it. It didn’t.

The Elysian staff is there to help. Sometimes comically so. A small army of valets rushes your vehicle as you make the elaborate arc around the largest parking courtyard the city has ever seen. For $23/hour they could vacuum it too or something. There is someone waiting to intercept you at the door to help with directions. He/she is not overbearing if you seem to know where you’re going. At Balsan, the hosts sadly informed us that all the tables were, in fact, reserved (none were taken). But the bar was perhaps the better choice. Let us reserve full analysis until after the first full meal but the high-level overview is excellent.

The drinks are priced correctly for Rush Street and perhaps even underpriced. Why? Because they do love them so. I watched as each of the Night/Day Cocktails received 4-5 ingredients and an average 5 minutes of bartender attention. It was great but this certainly won’t scale. 5 more people at the bar would quickly overwhelm the bartenders. To reduce the demand price such drinks at $18 and not 12. The manager told me that they do not use mixers and even make their own tonic. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, I thought, don’t cheap out on the prep work after the first month. No one is gonna wait 10 minutes for a vodka-tonic.

Independent of my prophesies, what we had we loved. Stay tuned for the full review after we get a chance to eat here.

Love,

Mealschpeal com