What are the best things about JW Marriott Chicago?

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Whether you’re in town for a full week or just the weekend, you’ll find plenty to adore about the JW Marriott Chicago. Here’s what we loved best:

1. The indoor pool. Located in the fitness center, the pool is set off by soft lights and a sky blue color palette that creates a tranquil ambiance. Comfortable chaise lounges surround the pool providing you with the perfect place to lie back after a soak. The pool is also a great treat if your travels involve family, since kids will enjoy having such a large place to splash around.

2. Deep soaking tubs in the rooms. For those looking to enjoy a more private soak, suites come equipped with a deep soaking tub elegantly appointed with marble and high-end fixtures. Hot water runs consistently in all the JW Marriott suites, so take the time to stay in the tub as long as you need. We know it will be hard for you to get out!

3. Location. The JW Marriott Chicago is centrally located in the bustling financial district, only a short distance away from the Federal Reserve, the Chicago Board of Trade and the Wills Tower. A few short blocks away, you can check out the lakefront or go shopping on the legendary Magnificent Mile. Whether you’re visiting the Windy City for business or pleasure, this hotel will put you in the mix of all the city has to offer.

4. The Florentine after-work bar scene. Men in dark suits. Martinis. A cavalier style. No, this isn’t an episode of Mad Men; it’s drinks after work at The Florentine. With the stock exchange a mere 2 miles away, this restaurant is a mecca for the business crowd. If you’re looking for more than just a perfectly balanced cocktail, the restaurant offers a wide selection of Italian fare, such as cheeses, meats and, of course, pasta.  

5. The History. Because the hotel occupies the historic Continental & Commercial National Bank Building, staying at the JW Marriott feels like connecting with an important piece of Chicago’s architectural past. The hotel has gone through a $396 million restoration to modernize facilities, but you can see renditions of architect Daniel Burnham’s original drawings throughout the building.

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