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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Loved everything about our 4 day adventure in the big city. Had a difficult challenge finding the right hotel for a diverse family including a teen, over 21 y/o, tired Dad and Mom. I purposely selected this property for the fantastic pool, on site bar and restaurant, and of course the fabulous view and location in the city center. Front...

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Kathleen, Thanks so much for writing us, I'm thrilled to hear all about your family vacation. Sounds like you made the right choice staying with us. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu as we know you have many options when it comes to Chicago hotels. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley...

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A 3 night stay in 1 bedroom suite on 17th floor facing Millennium Park, super view of the park and enough of an angle to see a small part of the lake. Very comfortable room with excellent facilities within the room and also great refreshments in the business lounge. Breakfast was in the business lounge, after 8am and weekends can...

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your detailed review. I am thrilled to read about how enjoyable your recent experience was with us. Great to hear that you were enjoying the breakfast in our Business Class Lounge. Thanks for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Chicago, United States
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed over the holiday weekend. We had some issues at check-in, however, thanks to Chris G. Everything was fixed and customer service was top notch. Outdoor pools and spa were wonderful to entertain the kids, restaurant delicious and very friendly staff! Beautiful rooms. Highly recommend and I am very picky!!!

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Vic, Thanks so much for writing us! It is great to hear that you enjoyed everything and that Chris was so helpful in getting things situated at check in for you. Thanks for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Blu on Columbus has become a favorite splurge of mine since I first stayed there soon after it opened. Fans of architecture will marvel at Jeanne Gang's lyrical design of the tower, with its wavy, non-repeating balcony plan. It's a ballet dancer among fortified corporate drones like Aon. When was the last time you took a dozen photos, in...

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Claude, Thanks so much for your detailed review and coming back to visit us. I am thrilled to read about how much you both enjoyed your stay. Thanks for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

A great location for all the major sites in Chicago. Udo, the concierge was a great help. He made a reservation for us at GT Fish and Oyster which was terrific. He listened to what we wanted and pointed us in the right direction. All the staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful. The food at the hotel was...

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Thanks for writing us, it's great to hear from you! I'm thrilled to hear about how helpful Udo was and I hope you liked GT Fish & Oyster, it is a great place. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu while visiting Chicago and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Filini
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Cuisines: Italian, American
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is the contemporary debut of Radisson Blu in North America. A true representation of the brand, it is designed to become a destination in itself. Radisson Blu is the luxury division of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect. ... more   less 

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Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: RM660 - RM2,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 334
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#1 Green Hotel in Chicago
#5 Business Hotel in Chicago
#6 Family Hotel in Chicago
#7 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#15 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“Ask for a view of city and water.”
 of 5 bubbles moconnor2416, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Clarify what kind of "view" you are paying for & specify.”
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“Rooms on south side have limited lake views - you're looking between tall buildings but a view nonetheless”
 of 5 bubbles chrismF4370GV, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 1402 had great views”
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“Ask for a room on the upper floors. The view from there is amazing.”
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