Chicago’s buzzing downtown district – also known as the Loop – can certainly sap the energy. Thankfully the district is also home to several rejuvenating spas.
Whether you’ve been partaking of the area’s famously raucous nightlife or simply need a spot of rest and recuperation after a hard day’s sightseeing, a visit to a Chicago downtown spa will certainly see you right. Some are located in the area’s upscale hotels while others are self-contained venues. If you’re seeking some indulgent pampering in the Loop, we’ve picked out 5 of the best spas around.
Chuan Spa at The Langham
Housed on the fourth floor of the luxurious Langham Hotel, this spa features Asian décor flourishes with delicate lines, careful attention to light and dark contrast, and stones and waterfalls throughout to create a serene look and feel. Services range from wraps, scrubs and facials, to traditional Chinese medicine treatments such as cupping, acupuncture and gua sha. Facilities include a moderately heated aromatic Herbal Sauna, a hotter Salt Stone Sauna lined with Himalayan salt stone, aromatherapy Experience Showers and an Oriental Steam Room infused with soothing chamomile.
AIRE Ancient Baths
Inspired by the antediluvian bathhouses of Rome and Greece, AIRE Ancient Baths have locations in cities across the world. Their Chicago spa is located in a restored early 20th-century factory in River West, close to the West Loop, where its reserved structure has been brought back to its original splendour, with exposed brick, wooden beams and industrial columns. Inside, a unique experience for the mind and body awaits, thanks to a choice of cold, warm and hot baths, a salt water flotarium, and other spa amenities that were all the rage two millennia ago.
Mirror Mirror Salon & Spa
Situated along vibrant West Randolph Street, amid the famous Restaurant Row where you’ll find many of the downtown district’s most celebrated eating spots, this popular full-service salon and spa offers a wide range of indulgent pampering treatment packages. Among them are therapeutic and relaxation massages, manicures, pedicures, makeup design, waxing, facials, body wraps, a hair care service, and plenty more, all delivered by expert spa staff in a tranquil setting.
Groupon currently offers discounts of up to 33% at this spa. They also offer reductions for many other downtown Chicago spas. Check Groupon.com.
Renee Day Spa
Located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this renowned European spa specialises in facial treatments and skincare, therapeutic massage and bodywork, offering a wide range of head-to-toe spa treatments. An elegant and intimate retreat, the atmosphere is warm and inviting, with lake and city views afforded by the venue’s large windows. Guests can customise their spa day by selecting from a number of packages, with most centred around expertly-delivered facials designed to leave your skin looking smoother and more youthful.
The Spa at LondonHouse
Nestled within the upscale London House hotel, guests can find solace at the on-site spa, a serene and calming space where you can enjoy massages and facials, as well as beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures. There are three treatment rooms, including rooms for couples, while massage services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. Expert massage therapists use essential oils and knead tense muscles, while estheticians are on hand to provide customised facials.
Groupon currently offers discounts of up to 36% at this spa. They also offer reductions for many other downtown Chicago spas. Check Groupon.com.