21 E. Bellevue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Sometimes a simple weekend getaway is exactly what you need. A week ago we headed to Chicago for our big city fix, and while we didn’t escape the snowy weather, just a change of scenery was good. If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a little taste of where we stayed; but I had to share just a few more snaps of the Thompson Chicago from my iPhone, because it was a great find. Just opened in the fall, the hotel is perfectly situated at the corner of State and Rush Streets in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Beyond its prime location a few steps from great restaurants and Michigan Avenue shopping, the hotel masterfully blends sophisticated style and comfort. Our suite was spacious–wrapped around a corner of the hotel, with a creamy palette, a rich velvet sofa, a tub with a view, and spa products by REN. No detail was missed. I loved that the lobby felt like the library of a chic friend’s home with its fireplace, bookshelves, flickering candles, great artwork, and coffee table books–definitely a warm, understated vibe. We really enjoyed our stay and are excited to now have not one, but two Chicago favorites (the Thompson and the PUBLIC) to choose between when we visit! If you get to Chicago often or occasionally, I highly recommend the Thompson. Oh, and not to be missed: the “Chestnut” cocktail at the hotel’s lounge Salone Nico and any of the amazing seafood crudos at Nico Osteria restaurant.