No vacation is complete without taking a spa day. And when in Chicago, where else to do it than The Four Seasons Hotel! Located just a block from Chi-town’s Magnificent Mile, this historic hotel offers the highest luxury guest rooms in the city with unrivaled Lake Michigan and skyline views. The award-winning Hotel has received a Forbes Five Star rating for 22 years in a row, the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award for 27 years, and is honored to be ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States.
It was my birthday weekend, so I knew I had to splurge a little and I booked myself a spa morning consisting of the bourbon massage and the pedicure.
I got to the hotel an hour early so I can take advantage of this view: the gorgeous pool and hot tub. I got there at around 10 am and there was only two people, but when they left, I had the place to myself and it was heaven. I wish I had gotten there a few more hours earlier so I could just soak in the hot tub for hours. I had my Disney playlist going and I nearly fell asleep.
Because it was my birthday weekend, (I swear I only mentioned it once) they surprised me with champagne and a cupcake. I had this wonderful Russian lady that massaged me and she was different in that she talked for a good portion of the treatment. Normally I hate that. But the way she did it was this non-intrusive, two way communication that allowed me to say how I felt and whether I wanted more pressure in certain areas. This resulted in a really great massage. Midway through the massage, she applied the bourbon scrub on my back, then after wiping it off with a warm towel, she proceeded to continue with the rest of my massage. I wish I remembered her name, but I would most definitely ask for her again!
Afterwards, they gave me a glass of bourbon which I thought was the perfect touch. Some spas have a similar bourbon scrub massage, but they rip you off by doing the scrub for a good chunk of your treatment instead of focusing on the actual massage. I then continued on with my pedicure which was just as wonderful.
I wish I had booked an entire day at The Four Seasons because I had the perfect morning there. The next time I’m in town, I will definitely be back here for a day of pampering as the staff took such amazing care of me. Not only is this hotel gorgeous, but the staff and service was absolutely wonderful. Thank you for a great time, Four Seasons!