Situated on the north side of the Chicago River, The Langham offers five-star opulence minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Sophisticated style defines 268 guest rooms and 48 suites, outfitted with sleek style and floor-to-ceiling windows to let in the skyline and river views. There’s also exquisite on-site dining serving up seasonal American at Travelle and Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood in the Pavillion Lounge. You can also indulge in a wellness getaway with the on-site fitness center and spa, inspired by traditional Chinese medicine.
The Langham Chicago: Best For… Families
If you can swing it, this five-star location is a dream for families. There’s a kids suite outfitted with bright style and equipped with classic games from Monopoly to Candyland and Trouble. There’s also Lincoln Logs, an electric guitar and a large white board to stoke the imagination. You can also have a family movie night in the luxurious on-site theatre, with an 111-inch screen and comfy seating for 12. Available on a first-come-first-serve basis, the cinema is a complimentary, authentic experience for guests. There’s even a theater-inspired private dining menu available upon request. There’s also a 67-foot swimming pool to entertain the kids, while parents can relax in the heated hydrotherapy jacuzzi.
The Langham Chicago Amenities
Deluxe, Deluxe Premier, and Executive Club rooms are available in one-king or two-double layouts. You can upgrade for a river view or to a suite—spanning from junior suites to the luxurious 2,700-square-foot Infinity Suite. All rooms are designed with mid-century style and feature large limestone bathrooms, Blissful Beds and spacious work desks. Rooms offer free WiFi and 55-inch LCD HD televisions. There’s also complimentary in-room coffee and tea and a cellarette with a fully stocked private bar. Bathrooms feature Botticino Fiorito marble, Alaskan White granite and travertine and are outfitted with Chuan Spa products. There’s a deep soaking tub, rainfall shower and opaque privacy glass that can reveal at the touch of a button.
The hotel also offers an array of luxurious wellness amenities. Chuan Spa (meaning flowing water) offers treatments inspired by Chinese tradition inspired to rejuvenate and restore. Start out in the Herbal Sauna, or enjoy the Salt Stone Sauny with blocks of pure Himalayan salt for more intense heat. Then there’s an aromatherapy shower and an Oriental steam room. Treatments include an array of facials, massages, and body scrubs.
The Langham also has a large health club with an adjoining group class studio. The 2,2,60-square-foot gym is outfitted with strength and cardio equipment from Life Fitness and Elevation Series. The crown jewel of the wellness oasis, however, is the 67-foot indoor swimming pool. There’s also a heated hydrotherapy jacuzzi and four heated relaxation recliners.
Guests can also explore the array of on-site dining options. There’s Travelle, serving up seasonal American cuisine, and Pavilion, home to Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. A Langham Tradition since 1865, enjoy proprietary Langham teas served with an array of sweet and savory fare. There’s also the Langham Supper Club and Private Dining available, as well as 24-hour room service.
The Langham Chicago Neighborhood
Situated along the Chicago River in the River North neighborhood, the Langham isn’t just great for views. It’s an ideal starting point to enjoy the city’s business district, Magnificent Mile and major Chicago attractions within walking distance. Enjoy Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach, and the Chicago Children’s Museum within reach. Or walk just south across the Irv Kupcinet Bridge to enjoy all of the entertainment, dining and public artwork on the Chicago Riverwalk. You can also catch a river taxi or architectural boat tour from here, as well.
Nearby hotels include Hotel Chicago Autograph, and Kinzie Hotel. Anything in this coveted waterfront location is going to cost a pretty penny, but the Langham is arguably the priciest.
Langham Chicago: The Verdict
There is virtually nothing the Langham lacks. There’s a kids’ playroom, on-site movie theater, high-class dining, a spa, and a luxurious indoor pool. Rooms are chic and spacious with luxurious amenities like a bar and marble bathroom. On-site restaurants serve up highly rated dining and a classic English tea. But all of that, along with the five-star rating, makes The Langham one of the priciest sleeps in Chicago. If you can afford it, it’s worth the splurge. If it’s out of your budget, consider a hotel a few blocks north for comparable access to the city without direct water frontage.