The first of its kind in the States, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel falls into the niche that its sister Blus have carved in Europe, Asia and beyond: affordable luxury catering to the savvy traveler who is equally concerned with amenities, design and top-notch service.

Anchoring a flashy, modern high-rise completed by Chicago starchitect Jeanne Gang — you can’t miss the skyscraper’s wavy white exterior — the 334-room, LEED Silver-certified Chicago hotel overflows with perks, including an 8,000-square-foot gym and running track with a bird’s-eye view of the city, indoor and outdoor pools (just one of three alfresco hotel pools in town), and an intimate game room for evenings in.

It’s located in a picturesque Lakeshore East neighborhood cordoned off from the downtown drag, allowing you to blend in with the locals, or head out on a two-block walk to Millennium Park, the most popular park in the city.

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