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Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water TowerEnjoy a French inspired vacation at the Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. The building itself is impressive with its 32 floors of prism glass windows contained in a unique-shaped building with a sharp, blade-like edge. The building was designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier and has won several awards.

The 4-star luxury hotel is located on Chestnut Street, downtown, in the Gold Coast Historic District within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Field Museum and Hancock Observatory. It has 415 rooms and boasts a lovely French restaurant and popular bar.

French Interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon is responsible for the décor of the hotel. The lobby is purely European in design with rich colors, African wood and beautiful mirrors that bring grandeur to the atmosphere. Spacious guest rooms include Superior rooms with two queen or one king bed, or Luxury Rooms situated on upper floors. Suite options are available with king beds and separate living areas equipped a sofa bed. Junior Suites all have a city or lake view and 500 square feet of space.

Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower RoomsPrestige Suites have 700 square feet of space with beautiful French-inspired furnishings and live plants along with a view of downtown Chicago. Presidential Suites have 1253 square feet and city and lake views from upper floors. All Rooms have bathrooms with tub and separate glass shower, in-room safes, Bose sound televisions and Wi-Fi service. All guests have access to the hotels fitness center with state of the art equipment and concierge services staffed by knowledgeable staff that are familiar with the city.

Dine in the elegant Café des Architectes where French specialties abound. Overstuffed chairs and comfortable lighting makes for a sumptuous dining experience. Executive Chef Greg Biggers will astound you with his magnificent menu of luscious entrees. Imbibe in delicious French pastries overseen by Chef Patrick Fehy. Opt for a private booth at Le Bar in the lobby that serves snacks and drinks for locals and guests.

Contemporary décor, unique architecture, pleasant staff, delicious food and nearby attractions make a stay of the Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Works an excellent experience. Bask in a French atmosphere right in the hub of the Midwest.

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