Middle America Luxury Splurge: Waldorf Astoria Chicago
from $425/ night standard room
The Waldorf Astoria Chicago, formerly the Elysian Hotel Chicago, recently ranked the #1 Large City Hotel in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey, is meticulously decorated, offers impeccable, yet approachable service, and large, well-appointed rooms that boast terraces and fireplaces. Each guest will work with their dedicated personal concierge to ensure that every detail of your stay runs as smooth as planned, from pre-arrival instructions and special requests to honoring any need that might arise during your stay.
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Midwestern luxury hotels tend to populate around the largest cities. Here are a few of our favorites:
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, from $355. With prime Chicago location on Michigan Avenue, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is known for its pint-sized pampering. From ice-cream delivery to Wii games to Radio Flyer wagons for sightseeing, kids will feel at home.
The Peninsula Chicago, from $445. Winner of numerous awards and accolades, go for the ultimate splurge and have a limousine pickup from airport en route to the luxurious Peninsula hotel. Families who love to shop will love the close proximity to The Magnificent Mile.
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, from $379. With access to St. Louis’ numerous kid-friendly activities nearby (including the Arch that you can view from your room), the Four Seasons hotel St. Louis is family luxury at its best. Kids will love making pizza with the team in the back of the house while you enjoy a fine dining meal.
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