Bold design at theWit – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is focused on Chicago, complete with local charm and top-notch amenities. Tucked in the heart of downtown Chicago, the hotel is just steps from the Chicago Riverwalk, Theatre District, Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile. Guest rooms are styled in boutique design, complete with high-tech amenities like individual music docking stations, 49-inch HDTVs and touchscreen phones. The trendy location also boasts an on-site restaurant and swanky rooftop bar. You can even work out in the luxe fitness center, complete with views of the Windy City skyline.
theWit DoubleTree –Best for…
Adult singles and couples
There isn’t much that theWit doesn’t offer. Its prime location just across the bridge from the River North entertainment district is chock-full of the city’s best culture—from jazz clubs to comedy shows. Just steps from the Chicago River Walk, you don’t need to leave the hotel to experience some of the best of the city. For singles looking to meet someone or couples hoping to kick back, theWit’s ROOF cocktail bar is rated one of the “Top 3 Rooftop Bars in the World” by Travel + Leisure magazine. It offers panoramic views of the city skyline, live music and world-renowned DJs, plus plenty of good eats and craft cocktails.
After a thrilling night, wind down at Spa@theWit, a full-service salon complete with tranquil rooms, a nail salon, the Whisper Lounge and green beauty products. Enjoy a romantic couples massage with your significant other or enjoy a facial just for you. The spa is also equipped with an on-trend line of non-toxic nail polishes.
theWit DoubleTree Amenities
Contemporary styled accommodations at theWit cover all the essentials in an array of guest rooms, accessible rooms, and suites. Choose from classic king, two queen, and spa king guest rooms and an array of junior and luxury spa king suites. All rooms are complete with city or river views and a fully stocked refreshment center with coffeemaker. There is also a spa-inspired bedroom, efficient workspace and high-tech extras like an iPod docking station and 49-inch HDTV. Suites come with kitchenettes, pull-out sofas and a large Kohler soaking tub.
The hotel offers an array of business amenities, including A/V equipment rentals, a business center, meeting rooms and video conferencing. Families can request cribs delivered to their rooms for little travelers. There is also a 24-hour fitness center and on-site spa, which offers an array of treatments and a full nail salon. There is complimentary WiFi on the first and second floor and free WiFi everywhere for honors members.
One of theWit’s best characteristics is its on-site dining options. The State and Lake Chicago Tavern fuses the welcoming nature of a local pub with the flair of fine dining. The restaurant serves modern takes on pub fare, with menus for small plates, sit-down brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as unique desserts and a rotating menu of craft beer and cocktails. Hilton Honors members enjoy a free breakfast, as well.
Of course, there is also ROOF, the 7,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop bar. A favorite rooftop location in Chicago, ROOF serves up Mediterranean dishes as well as handcrafted cocktails. The venue has a view of Millennium Park and the Chicago River, enjoyed through an outdoor deck or floor-to-ceiling windows. In warmer months, step onto Hangover, the open-air platform suspended over the hotel for a view of downtown and Lake Michigan.
theWit DoubleTree Location
The hotel’s prime downtown location is situated on historic State Street—sharing a corner with The Chicago Theatre, ESPN and ABC networks. Magnolia Bakery is across the street, or you can head a few blocks up for Magnificent Mile shopping. Across the bridge, the River North entertainment district boasts nightlife, shopping and art galleries. The Lurie Garden, Lake Michigan, and Millennium Park are all walkable, and many cultural attractions (spanning the John Hancock Observatory to the Daley Civic Center) are only about a mile north.
Nearby hotels include the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, Virgin Hotels Chicago, the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop and Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop – Theatre District. theWit’s pricing is in the median range to comparable options.
theWit DoubleTree –The Verdict
There aren’t too many reasons not to stay at theWit. Its State Street location offers the best in shopping, theater and entertainment at your fingertips. Plus, the location two blocks from the river offers some great views—either from your room or from the luxe on-site rooftop bar. There’s a spa, 24-hour gym and plenty of business amenities. Rooms have high-tech features like iPod docks and HDTVs, but unless you’re a Hilton Rewards member, WiFi isn’t included.