The Park Hyatt is like an expensive W hotel for adults. The rooms emanate a modern, masculine vibe with chocolate browns, leathers and shiny granite for fittings accompanying the techno gadgetry of wireless Internet and super-large plasma TVs. And at 550-square-feet, the room size would make many Chicago studio apartment-dwellers jealous.
Unlike the W lobbies, which house earsplitting DJs and doe-eyed women tippling with investment bankers, the Park Hyatt’s common areas offer cool oases of quiet, filled with leather sofas, an original Gerhard Richter painting "Pizza del Duomo" and floor-to-ceiling silver mirrors.
If you’re looking to kick back and soothe the aches of a long shopping day on the nearby Mag Mile, the bathrooms sport ample Jacuzzi tubs to take you away. If self-pampering is just too much work, you can check yourself into the hotel’s Tiffani Kim Institute for a massage or facial.
For Carrie Bradshaw types, there’s no better place to gather with your best gal pals over freshly squeezed cocktails than the open-air NoMI terrace. Just inside the terrace, NoMI chef Christophe David whips up heart-stopping risottos dripping in mascarpone, cream and truffle oil. The dining room, bedecked with Dale Chihuly glass sculptures and the famous cantilevered windows overlooking Michigan Avenue, is a foodie’s dream.
Conveniently on the same level you’ll find a three lane, 25-foot lap pool and a full work-out center dotted with an army of elliptical machines and stairmasters to work off the guilt of a great NoMi meal.
Of course, all of these amenities don’t come cheap; basic rooms start at $485.
Centerstage Reviewer: Michael Nagrant