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After checking into The Peninsula Spa Chicago, you’ll immediately be escorted to the locker rooms, located one floor down from the treatment rooms and relaxation lounge. After changing into the robe and slippers provided in your locker, detox in the steam room before cooling down in one of the four private showers. Once you’ve rinsed off, make your way back upstairs — grabbing a glass of strawberry-infused iced water on your way — where you can relax under the plush blankets on one of the four beds in the relaxation lounge. Definitely plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early for your treatments so you can sink back into the pillows and achieve a Zen state of mind here.
The lounge, like the rest of the spa, is decorated in neutral tones with lots of dark wood and emerald-colored tile. Pale-yellow curtains separate the beds, providing you with a decent amount of privacy. If you’d rather not mingle with the opposite sex in the relaxation lounge, though, you’ll find separate seating areas with club chairs and small tables in both the men’s and women’s locker rooms. Whether you want to catch up with the latest news with the many newspapers and magazines available, snack on the tasty dried cranberries and apricots, or simply close your eyes and rest, everyone can enjoy the relaxation lounges and locker areas at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa.