Welcome to The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Enjoy exemplary service at our luxury hotel in Chicago

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The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, offers an iconic address that unites the city, lake and sky in a vibrant and luxurious setting. At our hotel on the Gold Coast in Chicago, the legacy lives through generations of families, travelers and trailblazers, providing a coveted setting to enjoy what matters most. Cherished heritage. Community soul. Landmark service. Midwest sincerity. Our beacon of hospitality is the backdrop for new and established voices in connecting, reconnecting and uncovering the dynamic energy of Chicago.


Rooms and Suites


Reimagined Meeting Space Overlooking Chicago

Set within Chicago’s landmark Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile, this luxury hotel presents the ideal venue for meetings and corporate gatherings. Meeting rooms are spread across 37,885 sq. ft. and each offers a breathtaking view over Michigan Avenue or the lake. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is the largest of its kind in the city with space to host up to 850 guests. Intimate board meetings and large-scale conferences receive the same level of attention from hotel experts including a dedicated concierge and a catering team that prides itself on featuring local ingredients.

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Meeting

Meetings & Events

Inspire your colleagues with a meeting or conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. Ideally situated in the city's vibrant downtown district, the hotel showcases meeting rooms spread across more than 37,000 sq. ft. and each offers a breathtaking view over Michigan Avenue or the lake. The experienced event planners at the hotel would be delighted to assist you in choosing the appropriate space for your meeting.

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Weddings & Celebrations

The wedding experience at this downtown hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago is built upon a collection of beautifully redesigned venues, but couples will discover that the services to accompany them are what truly stand out. The Wedding Specialists are dedicated to making your dreams come true, offering guidance and support at every stage of the process.

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Social Celebrations

Set within the landmark Water Tower Place, this Chicago hotel offers a striking venue for celebrations of all kinds. Banquet halls can host cocktail receptions, fundraisers, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, and other gatherings, each customized with an array of services. And menus are crafted by the creative culinary team, who are experts with themes, cultural requirements, and special requests.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge

Indulge in the ultimate Ritz-Carlton experience with Club Lounge guest rooms and suites. Exclusive for guests seeking a heightened level of luxury and exclusivity, The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge provides access to a truly magnificent experience. Featuring five continuous Food & Beverage offerings throughout the day, The Club Lounge is perfect for conducting business meetings, planning family adventures, or to just simply unwind. The oasis in the sky combines elegance and an unwavering commitment to service, with a Club Lounge Concierge Team dedicated to providing personalized experiences in the Windy City.

The Club Lounge® Experience Includes

  • A dedicated Concierge who can assist with personalizing your stay.

  • Continuous food and beverage presentations throughout the day.
  • Club Lounge and guest room wireless Internet access.

  • Two garments pressed daily.                                               
  • Club Lounge Check-In: Wednesdays at 4 p.m.                

  • Club Lounge Check-Out: Sundays at 11 a.m.    
Fine Dining
Downtown Chicago

Redefining Luxury on the Magnificent Mile

Inspired by our iconic address that unites city, lake, and sky, our revitalized property introduces a new look and offerings.

Spa Lobby


The luxury experience at this Chicago hotel extends to its spa, where guests are invited to forget the outside world if only for a few hours. Driven by the experts at K'Alma Spa, treatments, including facials and massages, are designed to heal, relax and renew.

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Fitness Center

The Fitness Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago offers group fitness classes, the latest fitness equipment, and motivational views of the Lake and cityscape.

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Carlton Club Membership

The Carlton Club offers members the ultimate neighborhood amenity: access to the beautiful facilities and legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.

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Club Lounge

Now offering the only experience of its kind within the city of Chicago, The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge offers a heightened level of luxury and exclusivity. Serving as a hotel within a hotel, the intimate and secluded space features five beverage and culinary offerings throughout the day, coupled with the finest personal service to ensure that all your needs are fulfilled.

Lobby Seating Area

Design Inspiration

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago design will echo the iconic nature of the Water Tower Place it calls home. Celebrating Chicago’s proud heritage of classic modernism, art, and innovative industrial history, and intertwined to cre

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Hotel Art Collection

The art collection at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago overall design revels in the city’s heritage of architecture, forward-thinking design and industrial innovation. Chicago’s famed steel skyline and surrounding waters of Lake Michigan are celebrated throughout the spaces. Supporting the visual storytelling, are doses of contemporary and modern design pieces that echo throughout our property’s permanent collection.

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Moments of Transformation

Through personalized service and unparalleled experiences, we make the moments between arrival and departure unforgettable. How will a stay leave you?



The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60611

Tel: +1 312-266-1000
Distance from Property: 18.0 Miles
Phone Number: +1 773-838-0600
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Distance from Property: 12.0 Miles
Phone Number: +1 773-686-2200
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Subway Station

El Train

Chicago - Red Line Stop

Train Station

Journey Into
Inspiring Destinations

Property Details




Fitness Center

Indoor Pool

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Convenience Store

Dry Cleaning Service


Activities for Kids

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Wifi

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Minimum Age to Check In: 21

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

Pet fee required upon check in - pet fee of $250

Non-Refundable Pet Fee Per Stay: $250

Maximum Pet Weight: 25lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 2

Parking On-Site Parking

Hourly: $25.00

Daily: $53.00

Off-Site Parking

Water Tower Chicago Self-Parking 0.1 Miles


Daily: $79.00

Electric Car Charging Station
Additional Parking Information

Self parking available in attached garage. Guest can move vehicle with hourly rate applied per each in/out access.

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards


Concierge desk service

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Spanish

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 312-266-1000

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Closed Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


Carbon Footprint: 50.01 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 1068.95 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Electric car charging