Park Hyatt Chicago occupies a prime spot along the glitzy hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue—also known as the Magnificent Mile, famous for its tremendous shopping and dining options. A stay at Park Hyatt Chicago puts you right at the heart of this vibrant cultural district; with such famous attractions as historic Water Tower, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the John Hancock Building all within sight of your hotel’s front door, there’ll be no mistaking where you are each morning! Innumerable other Chicago landmarks aren’t much farther away, either. The Park Hyatt Chicago features some 198 guestrooms and 13 luxurious suites, as well as such amenities as an on-site restaurant, spa, fitness center, and indoor pool.
Park Hyatt Chicago Ambiance
The Park Hyatt Chicago is housed in a tall, stately building that can’t be missed as you stroll along the lively sidewalks of North Michigan Avenue. The hotel towers over nearby Jane Byrne Plaza, the grassy park and hangout-spot that is best known for being home to Water Tower—an iconic limestone, castle-like structure built in 1869 and became one of the only buildings in the entire city to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Park Hyatt Chicago itself has an elegant entryway. The lobby is dark yet warm: red coffee tables sit at the feet of long tan couches and alongside plush gray chairs, while tall bookshelves displaying an assortment of decorative vases, historical artifacts, and natural fossils line the walls. The ceilings are high here, and the vibe is very much classy and formal, yet comfortably approachable. The friendly front-desk staff consists of helpful employees who speak multiple languages, all with the goal of making you feel as at home as possible during your visit to Chicago.
Park Hyatt Chicago Rooms
Rooms at Park Hyatt Chicago are available in a wide selection of shapes and sizes. Here you’ll have your pick of stylish rooms containing either one king bed, two twin beds, or two double beds. Guestrooms are also available in an ADA-accessible format. Park Hyatt Chicago is also home to 13 distinctive suites. These spectacular accommodations come in some 7 different formats—each one featuring such luxurious appointments as deep bath tubs (perfect for soaking), comfy window benches (perfect for enjoying the view), and kitchenette/wet bar (perfect for recounting that day’s adventures).
The in-room décor at Park Hyatt Chicago could be described as refined elegance. The large windows—often graced with window-bench seating—let in a fair bit of natural light. The color scheme is simple and clean: lots of white, subtle gray, and black/brown-wood accents. Plenty of pillows are provided, and near the beds you’ll usually find a black (or sometimes white) leather chair and ottoman stool. A small, stylish glass table is perfect for a bit of work—or for sitting at while you gaze out the window at the striking city scenes unfolding nearby.
In-room amenities include such features as a 55-inch flat-screen television, coffeemaker, mini-fridge, and mini-bar. Each room also comes complete with a fluffy robe and slippers provided for your comfort/use, an iron and ironing board, and an in-room safe; you’ll even be able to control your own heat or air-conditioning from your individualized in-room temperature-control panel.
The typical bathroom at Park Hyatt Chicago is relatively spacious for an individual guestroom. The vanity and counter space give you enough room to spread out; Le Labo toiletries and a hair dryer are provided. The furnishings are brown-grained wood and black-marble inspired; the shower/bath equipment are stainless steel and contemporary. There are usually plenty of towels at hand without any special requests having been made.
Park Hyatt Chicago Amenities
There are a great many different types of amenities available at Park Hyatt Chicago. A 3-lane, 25-yard long indoor swimming pool is found on the seventh floor of the hotel; it is open each day from 5:30am to 10:00pm and also features a whirlpool. A 7,000 square foot fitness center is housed on-site, and accessible all day every day. There are also some 5,000 square feet of event space here available for private usage.
The acclaimed restaurant NoMI is also located at Park Hyatt Chicago. NoMI—for “North Michigan,” the hotel’s location—mixes together the best of local/seasonal Midwest ingredients with classic French culinary techniques to craft memorable meals in a spectacular setting. In particular, weather-/season-allowing, make sure to check out NoMI Garden; this is NoMI’s outdoor, rooftop bar, where you’ll be able to enjoy NoMI’s tasty food and drink while soaking in glorious views of downtown Chicago. Hours here vary extensively by day, but NoMI is usually open for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
NoMI Spa is located at the Park Hyatt Chicago, too. It is open each day between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm, and offers visitors their choice of any number of customizable relaxation experiences—including such favorites as massages, facials, and various body therapies.
Park Hyatt Chicago is also a pet-friendly hotel. For an additional $100 each night, not only will your pet (50 pounds and below) be allowed to stay with you, but Park Hyatt Chicago will set your room up with a dog bed, dog bowl with water, and an assortment of dog treats. Meanwhile, the entirety of your $100 pet fee will be donated to PAWS Chicago, the biggest no-kill animal shelter located in the entire city.
Park Hyatt Chicago Neighborhood
Park Hyatt Chicago is truly located on some prime real estate. Water Tower Place—a multi-story shopping complex home to a hard-to-find American Girls flagship store, an 8-story Macy’s, the Chicago Sports Museum, Harry Caray’s Restaurant, and much, much more—is right across the street. One block north, you’ll find the skyline defining John Hancock Building; one block south you’ll encounter the acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art (as well as its trend-setting, on-site restaurant, Marisol). And that’s not even mentioning all the shopping and dining you’ll see every step of the way along Michigan Avenue. Additional popular attractions are not much farther away, and include places like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Grant Park, Adler Planetarium, Navy Pier, and many, many more. Other local accommodations in the general area of Park Hyatt Chicago include Swissôtel Chicago, Sheraton Grand Chicago, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Loews Chicago Hotel, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, JW Marriott Chicago, Virgin Hotels Chicago, among numerous others.
How is it Ecofriendly?
Park Hyatt Chicago, as a member of the Hyatt family of properties, is committed to doing its part to make certain that it has a positive impact on the environment. Park Hyatt Chicago closely tracks and monitors its resource usage; following these numbers, over the course of the past decade Park Hyatt Chicago (and Hyatt properties in general) has reduced its energy consumption nearly 20% through the installation of energy-efficient appliances, the powering-down of unoccupied rooms, and building-wide reductions in energy-usage. Over the same period of time, a similar reduction (approximately 20%) in water consumption has occurred. This decrease in water usage has been largely the result of new housekeeping-opt-out policies and the installation of low-flow toilets, faucets, and fixtures.
Likewise, Park Hyatt Chicago is now part of a program to build sustainability concerns directly into the supplier chain. This means using sustainable food sources at NoMI (including locally and seasonally sourced foods); eliminating the distribution of free newspapers to guests (instead offering complimentary digital copies); and ensuring all product packaging and paper products used on-site consist of recycled (and recyclable) goods. Park Hyatt Chicago, in collaboration with its parent company, also has a comprehensive plan to make even more environmentally friendly strides within the next several years as part of its “2020 Vision” plan. This forward-looking project strives to enact even more sustainable measures—including accomplishing such future goals as further decreasing in-house food waste and increasing employee eco-knowledge training modules to better equip staff to strategically manage water and energy consumption.