Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hotel Room of the Year?
The Langham hotel in Chicago, may rate as my hotel room of the year, at the very least it set a very high standard for others to meet. I was in Chicago recently for a medical conference on death - a nice perky topic. The medical association picked the hotel, a bit more than I would normally pay, but being that I was arriving at 11:00 at night with meetings starting at 7:30 the next morning and going all day, then back to the airport to return home, I stayed at the conference hotel.
I walked into the room and my first thought was, "can I just live here for the rest of my life?" These pictures do not do the room justice, it was a short trip and I didn't take a real camera with me, just my phone (sorry to tell some of you this, your phone has a very limited camera on it.)
The hotel bathroom is one of the top five in my all time list. The wet-room, had a shower and tub. The shower had a rainfall shower head on the ceiling, and a wall mounted hand shower. The tub was nice (not jetted.) There was a window between the tub and the bed area, if you don't like the view, press a button on the wall and the glass becomes opaque.
Most hotel rooms have boring ceilings, not this one with a nice tray effect. The furnishings were modern and comfortable. The colors very warm and soothing (nice on a cold Chicago night.) The view, well the view was of Dump Tower - you can't win them all.
I am only 13 nights into what will likely be 30 hotel night this year (44 last year.) This one sets a high standard for hotel of the year.
What is your favorite hotel and why?