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Read more about Chicago, recently featured in The Ritz-Carlton Magazine.

Admire the Chicago skyline from our hotel atop Water Tower Place.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, the glittering skyscrapers of the Magnificent Mile and the shimmering waters of Lake Michigan tempt from down below. Yet at the top of the Water Tower Place, away from the hum of the city, our luxury downtown hotel provides an equally tempting retreat. Set in the Windy City’s coveted Gold Coast district, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago’s 434 guest rooms and suites each offer extra-large picture windows with stunning views, spacious layouts and unimposing elegance. You can also enjoy the view from our seasonal rooftop lounge, The dec, or in the Art Deco dining room at deca, serving brasserie-inspired dishes based on fresh, local ingredients. Dining is not the only opportunity for indulgence; treat yourself to a day at the spa, a yoga or Pilates class. Our secluded downtown setting is also the perfect place for a wedding or meeting, with magnificent event spaces, professional planners and creative catering.

While the city is at our doorstep, within you will find:

  • Brasserie-style dishes, handcrafted cocktails and an Art Deco setting at Deca RESTAURANT + BAR
  • Full-service luxury spa
  • More than 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • Fitness Center
  • Handcrafted cocktails at The dec ROOFTOP LOUNGE + BAR

Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • Extra-large picture windows with stunning city views
  • Luxury bedding, including down duvets and pillows
  • Thick terry robes and slippers
  • 1 MB is COMP for Rewards members booking on
  • 3 MB is $14.95
  • 5 MB is $18.95
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Complimentary local newspaper upon request
  • Childproofed rooms (upon request)
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms (upon request)
  • Extra bed for king rooms and suites ($40 USD)

Meeting & Event Amenities

  • 25,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Largest ballroom can host a banquet for up to 620 guests
  • A variety of event sizes and spaces, many including skyline views
  • Unique break and team-building activities
  • Technical equipment and expertise from our on-property partner

Wedding & Celebration Amenities

  • Array of function spaces to host celebrations of every size
  • A variety of event sizes and spaces, many inlcuding skyline views
  • Onsite wedding professionals
  • Event menus that highlight fresh, local ingredients with custom options available
  • Carefully curated wedding package

Children’s Amenities

  • Child-sized bathrobes
  • Complimentary children’s toiletries
  • Select treatments at the spa

Hotel Policies

Check-In: 4 p.m.
Check-Out: 12 p.m. 

Overnight valet parking is available for $71 USD per vehicle.

Dogs and cats receive the VIP treatment, including a bed and water and food bowls. An additional $100 USD per pet is applied.


  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Pool entrances
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities

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