Chicago Downtown Hotels | Part 5: Sofitel
Our next hotel was Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Upon walking in, you notice the chic feeling with contemporary music playing in the lobby. Eye-popping colors of red and purple bring a lively vibe to the lobby. And you definitely won’t have a problem finding this hotel; with its 32-floor prism of glass building, it is definitely a sight to see. The hotel was designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier and you can feel that French influence in the artwork adorning the walls down to their restaurant Cafes des Architectes and Le Bar.
The Sofitel has 415 rooms and 33 luxury suites, contemporary style with wonderful views of Chicago and the John Hancock Observatory. They offer over 10,000 square feet of meeting space with each room named after a city in France. Through our tour of guest rooms and suites each room had a LCD television, Bose system, laptop safe and marble bathrooms in every room type. We had lunch in the hotel restaurant Cafes des Architectes. It is a modern restaurant with a menu that is French inspired. And they also have a wonderful seasonal outdoor terrace. My food was simply delicious followed by an amazing dessert that just hit the spot. The Sofitel is an exquisite hotel that would be great for business and leisure clients alike with a modern feeling that gives you a little taste of France.
By Tina Romano