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Spa rooms at Trump International Hotel Chicago bring the pampering to you.

The Author Suite at Four Season Chicago

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago’s Presidential Suite

The Suite Life

Some hotel rooms beckon you to return for another stay—the design, the ambience, the view… We’ve rounded up five fabulous hotel rooms not far from home in our own city of Chicago that are perfect for that special occasion or staycation you’ve earned. They’ve each got their list of repeat guests for good reason. Read on, then get a room!

Trump International Hotel Chicago

Spa Rooms
Take relaxation to a whole new level and let the spa come to you in one of Trump’s 53 specialty Spa Rooms designed for those who want to be pampered. Guests are greeted with the Trump Essentials Gift Collection complete with essential oils, body butter, bath salts, herbal-scented neck and eye pillows, and a minibar stocked with a variety of health-conscious items like pita chips and lemongrass tea. Each 600-900-square foot room comes with in-room services ranging from massages to pedicures. If that’s not enough, get an in-room visit by a personal trainer or nutritionist, a customized spa treatment package from celebrity aesthetician Kate Somerville, or create your own namaste with in-room mat and extra TV channels with yoga and Pilates workouts. Venture out and take a healthy cooking class at Sixteen, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Rooms starting at $395/night, 401 N. Wabash Ave., 312.588.8000,

Four Seasons Chicago

Author Suite
Curling up with your favorite book in front of the fireplace at home is fine, but how about with a signed copy by your favorite author overlooking Lake Michigan from the 46th floor? This unique suite features two floor-to-ceiling bookcases that house an extensive literary collection, including signed copies by the likes of Stephen King, Margaret Thatcher, Oliver Stone and Anne Rice, all of whom have stayed in the suite or hotel. The two-bedroom suite (just shy of 1,400 square feet) comes with two king beds, two full marble baths and a large desk perfect for when your own writing inspiration strikes. The space also includes a beautiful and spacious living room and a dining room that seats four, all clad in the room’s subdued green color scheme and styled by renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Room starting at $2,300/night, 120 E. Delaware Place, 312.280.8800,

Peninsula Hotel Chicago

The Peninsula Suite
Seeing everyone down below shopping and having a great time on Michigan and Chicago Avenues might tempt you to venture out, but leaving this one-of-a-kind, 3,645 square foot suite will be tough. Take in your own private view of Chicago’s skyline from the 2,000 square foot terrace and Jacuzzi through French doors off the master bedroom. With formal living and dining rooms, media room, master bathroom complete with a soaking tub and steam-free television, and a private workout room, the suite offers something for everyone. Relax in front of the fireplace, pick a tune on the grand piano in the living room, or check out a movie on the 42-inch plasma with surround sound in the media room.While the room is incredible in itself, The Peninsula doesn’t skimp on luxury details that put the experience over the top—like fresh flowers throughout the room and a special turndown amenity from the hotel’s pastry chef, Hsing Chen. Room starting at $8,000/night, 108 E. Superior St., 312.337.2888,

Park Hyatt Chicago

Lake Suite Bottega Veneta
With a Bottega Veneta boutique conveniently located on the ground floor, this was a natural collaboration for the one-of-a-kind suite. Fans of the Italian fashion house known for its leather goods can take in the beautiful views of Lake Michigan from the 1,400 square foot custom suite. The room includes a bedroom, living room, kitchenette and two bathrooms. If in-room cooking isn’t your style, NoMI Kitchen on the hotel’s seventh floor is one of Chicago’s best and most celebrated restaurants. Chairs, a sofa bed and a brisée from the META line furnish the airy oasis. Wrap yourself in a cashmere throw from Bottega Veneta’s home collection as you take in the full-of-light suite. If you’re looking for the best-dressed suite in Chicago, you’ve found your match. Room starting at $4,500/night, 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312.335.1234,

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago

Presidential Suite
After a complete makeover in 2010, the Ritz’s top suite might tempt you to venture away from home forever. The expansive 2,900 square foot two-story suite features a sprawling spiral staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lakefront. The space allows for plenty of rooms to spread out in, including two bedrooms, a kitchen, study room, three full baths and a media room outfitted with a baby grand piano and Bose surround sound stereo system. Whether you check in for a weekend of play or a quiet place to get some work done, the Ritz caters to your every need. A 24-hour personal assistant and an in-room business center is available as well as a daily in-room 90-minute massage. We love the neutral pallete in the room that gives it a relaxed feng shui sensibility. You’ll feel downright presidential in this imperial suite. Room starting at $6,800/night, 312.266.1000, 160 E. Pearson St.,