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Stylish, Asian-inspired decor
This 216-room boutique is an urban retreat in Chicago’s busy downtown. Its feng-shui styling creates a relaxing feel: The lobby combines wood, notched brick, and large glass windows; the rooms feature hardwood floors, large spa-inspired showers with rain showerheads, and luxury amenities; and the spa is decorated with small glass tiles, decorative bare-branched trees, and plush, contemporary furniture.
Vertigo Sky Lounge follows the hotel's Asian-inspired design scheme, but the vibe is hip and sleek rather than zen and the lounge features an outdoor patio and nightly DJ.
Near the Magnificent Mile, in River North
The Dana Hotel is located three blocks from the Magnificent Mile, an iconic stretch of North Michigan Avenue famous for its upscale shopping. The surrounding River North neighborhood is full of museums and galleries, with the largest concentration of art galleries outside of Manhattan. It's a 7-minute drive to the Chicago Loop, the historic commercial center of Downtown Chicago, and an even shorter drive to Magnificent Mile attractions like the Chicago Water Tower, one of the only buildings in the city to survive the great fire of 1871.
Spa-inspired "shower rooms," wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows or balconies
The rooms at the Dana Hotel combine relaxation and function with hardwood floors, earth tones, and Asian accents. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and many have balconies as well. The bathrooms feature "shower rooms" separated from the bedroom by a wall of glass . But less voyeuristic guests can opt to draw a curtain over the glass for privacy.
A tranquil spa and a hip lounge
The Dana's Asian-inspired decor helps create spaces with very different vibes: At one extreme, the zen-like, relaxing spa, at the other, the sleek, sexy Vertigo Sky Lounge on the 26th floor, with an outdoor patio, nightly DJ, a sexy, communal bathroom with chalkboard walls, and a Velcro VIP room.
This 216-room hotel is an urban retreat with zen decor, a spa, a stylish restaurant, and popular lounge, located three blocks from the Magnificent Mile. The hotel's serene vibe continues into the luxurious rooms, which feature hardwood floors, large, spa-inspired showers, plush beds, and floor-to-ceiling windows or balconies. It's one of Chicago's most luxurious boutiques.