• Book a 30-minute massage at an ultra-luxe spa
• Enjoy a reviving steam, sauna, and soak
• Unwind over a perfectly made macchiato
Feet weary from a day of pounding Oak Street and Mag Mile sidewalks? Find your second wind at our sister hotel, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, seven blocks north of the Conrad. The luxurious fourth-floor spa is open to Conrad guests (you can even charge treatments right to your room). If you’re pressed for time, the spa offers a restorative 30-minute Spot Massage, targeting achy shoulders or tired legs and feet. Take a turn in the Jacuzzi or sauna and steam rooms before or after your treatment. Then stop by the Waldorf’s lobby coffee bar, with its sleek Faema E61 espresso machine. The beans are from Chicago’s own Sparrow Coffee, acclaimed for its meticulous sourcing of organic beans and innovative, smoke-free roasting process. You’ll find loose teas from Chicago’s Rare Tea Cellar as well; a highlight is the Samurai Rose Noir, a blend of high-mountain black teas from Sri Lanka, India, and China spiked with wild aromatic roses. Or, if you’re ready to start your evening, partake of the bar’s whiskey and cognac selection.
The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is on East Walton Street between Rush and State Streets, seven blocks north of the Conrad Chicago. Conrad guests can book complimentary car transfers to and from the Waldorf, pending availability.
WALDORF ASTORIA CHICAGO: 11 E. Walton St.; 312-646-1300; waldorfastoriachicagohotel.com; spa appointments available 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. on Sundays).