Review: Ritz Carlton Hotel Chicago Club Lounge


The club lounge and level at the Ritz-Carlton hotel is one of the best executive floors in Chicago. Renovated in 2016, this brand new Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge is located in the city’s fashion mecca. The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago also refreshed its suites and guest room corridors and upgraded its fitness center.

The huge 2,600-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge is located on the 15th floor and showcases stunning views including the Historic Water Tower, the Magnificent Mile, and Lake Michigan. Serving as a hotel within a hotel, the Club Lounge is an intimate and exclusive space.

This club lounge does include alcoholic drinks (hurrah!) including beer, wine, cocktails and spirits. In fact, it goes a step further with wine tastings and similar events. For example, Ritz Kids guests can enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the neighbouring firehouse and businesses and leisure travellers are able to immerse themselves in Chicago culture and cuisine through local wine and brewery partnerships.

The Club Lounge offers five different food and beverage options throughout the day – from healthy breakfast options to hors-d’oeuvres, cocktails and evening desserts.

The space itself is sophisticated, featuring walnut hardwood floors complemented by clean, modern walnut cabinetry highlighted by hints of blue, gold and brown, all of which tie into the ambience of the hotel.

Interestingly, you can get a bunch of free benefits at the Ritz if you book it via our luxury travel concierge if you decide this is the hotel for you. To see more of what you will experience at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, take a look at the video on their website.

If you are travelling to London or New York, you may be interested in my listing of the best hotel club lounges in London or best hotel club lounges in New York. I have also outlined the best club lounges in Hong Kong and best club and VIP lounges in Vegas too.

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