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You don’t need to leave a tip at the Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club Chicago. When you book a treatment here, no matter how great the service is, a service change is included and they won’t take anything on top of that. The spa, restaurants and hotel have a strict no-tipping policy. Instead, the spa follows the hotel’s lead by adding an 18 percent service charge to all services. That makes it easy to purchase gift cards for friends and family, too, as you can pay for the price of services in full, and your loved one won’t have to pay gratuity. The no-tipping policy plays into the Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club Chicago and the overall hotel’s belief that its patrons are smart, sophisticated people; to that end, the staff expects that you’d rather know how much everything costs from the get-go, rather than having to worry about tipping after the fact.