Macy's State Street is a Chicago landmark and its largest department store, and it sits in the middle of the State Street shopping district close to the Red and Blue "L" train lines. A bit farther uptown on the city's Magnificent Mile, Neiman-Marcus furnishes luxury shoppers with a high-class shopping experience. Located near the Chicago Red line stop, Neiman-Marcus is close to Lake Shore Drive and a host of other designer boutiques.
Trump International Hotel and Towers Chicago
Located on North Wabash, the Trump International Hotel is close to both Neiman-Marcus and Macy's. Rooms range from the Superior King level to the Grand Deluxe One Bedroom Suite; Trump International Hotel also designates 53 rooms as "spa rooms" with added features to maximize guest relaxation. Since the hotel is on North Wabash, the views are striking, with a nice walk to many of downtown's shopping and entertainment options. For food, try one of the five in-house dining options, including ReBar, Sixteen and the Terrace. If that doesn't suit, North Wabash and its surrounding also host plenty of other high-quality eateries and bar choices.
A Four Seasons hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Chicago is located at the top of Water Tower Place, one of the Magnificent Mile's major shopping stops. The Ritz-Carlton offers a wide range of rooms to suit both the moderate and super-luxury budget, including a full compliment of suites. Each of the hotel's 434 rooms has terrycloth bathrobes and slippers, an LCD flat-screen television, 24-hour room service, Internet access and complimentary use of the fitness facilities. For those seeking stress relief after a hectic day of shopping at nearby Neiman-Marcus, there's also a spa, steam room and sauna, along with concierge service to handle the evening's entertainment plans.
The Elysian is a contemporary hotel with a clean, modern feel. The mainly white and crystalline decor is offset by marble, rich texture and luxury textiles. This mid-size hotel of 188 rooms is located near both Macy's and Neiman-Marcus and also holds a spa and meeting rooms. Ranging from double to king in size, each room includes an mp3 player docking station, designer furnishings, complimentary spa and health club access to the hotel's private limo service fleet. The Elysian's two restaurants, Balsan and Ria, serve gourmet food throughout the day and well into the nighttime lounging hours. If booked through Macy's, guests also get discounts and bonuses at the store for their shopping trip.
The Affinia lies directly between Chicago's Northwestern University downtown campus and Neiman-Marcus. Created with home-like comfort, the rooms feature throw blankets, soft chairs and comfortable seating. Guest rooms range from the conventional double or king size to a studio or junior suite that includes a seating area. Aimed at creating a fun time for the whole family, Affinia Chicago has a partnership with nearby eatery American Girl Place, as well as a yearly barbecue contest called "The BBQ Boot Camp." The hotel also has the C-House, C-View and C-Bar restaurants and bars.