The St. Regis Chicago

Chicago’s ultra-chic skyscraper

A striking new addition to the Chicago skyline, The St. Regis Chicago is a marvel in a city with a deep history of having trailblazing architecture. The highly anticipated 101-story tower — the first St. Regis outpost in the Midwest — makes quite a statement as the world’s tallest building by a female architect (the talented Jeanne Gang) and backs up that accolade with friendly service; two restaurants; a wellness floor with a spa, an indoor pool and a gym; and stylish interiors befitting its ultra-sleek facade.

Another distinguishing feature of this skyscraper is its location. Anchored in the more quiet, mostly residential Lakeshore East neighborhood, it sits along the Chicago River and affords 360-degree views of the famed waterway and Lake Michigan. The Riverwalk, Maggie Daley Park and Millennium Park are close by, but there’s also a lesser-known, nearly five-acre green space (Lakeshore East Park) behind the hotel. It provides a serene retreat from the bustle of the Loop and nearby Navy Pier.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Unlike many city center hotels, The St. Regis Chicago prioritizes space in its accommodations as another element of luxury. Superior rooms start at a generous 400 square feet and all accommodations include a stylish deep soaking tub, open-concept closet and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water or the city.
  • Service is a key part of the experience at this chic Chicago retreat. Case in point, all guests enjoy butler service regardless of their room type.
  • Signature restaurant Miru specializes in Japanese plates ranging from sushi to succulent A5 wagyu. The savory menu is mouthwatering, but don’t skip out on dessert. Sweet bites, like black sesame mochi with charcoal-vanilla ice cream, come from Netflix’s School of Chocolate winner Juan Gutierrez. Watch out for the soon-to-open Tre Dita, a Tuscan steakhouse from chef Evan Funke.
  • The St. Regis Chicago serves up its own twist on the brand’s classic bloody mary. The Windy City variation features a local rye whiskey served in a smoking glass rimmed with smoked salt — a nod to the Great Chicago Fire.
  • The 12,000-square-foot St. Regis Spa Chicago with its outdoor sundeck and yoga studio is a serene retreat from the bustle of the city below. Treatments featuring luxe Sothys products complete the enchanting experience.

The Look

  • Designed by Chicago-based architect Gang, the 101-story St. Regis skyscraper boasts a unique, undulating design made of stacked frustum shapes (they resemble pyramids with the point lopped off) is a regular design motif throughout the luxury hotel, from the exoskeleton to the light fixtures in the restaurants.
  • Interiors imagined by KTGY Simeone Deary Design feature copper accents and blown-glass light fixtures inspired by the architectural style of the city following the Chicago Fire of 1871.
  • Accommodations draw inspiration from Lake Michigan with clean gray walls, earth-toned bathrooms and splashes of blue in carpets, pillows and even some furniture.
  • Art deco design details pay homage to The St. Regis brand’s penchant for luxury. Bold geometric shapes in parquet floors, chandeliers and curved settees are updated with the hotel’s dominant color palette of gray, copper and blue.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
401 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601
NeighborhoodLakeshore East
ORD (40 min-1 hr 15 min)   MDW (24-50 min)  
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