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The Hyatt Regency Chicago is comprised of two towers across the street from one another, connected by a skybridge on the second floor. The hotel is so large (over 2,000 rooms), that, at check-in, they give a map of the hotel.
Perhaps because our room was in the West Tower, and we rarely needed to pass through the massive lobby, we never really felt the enormity of the hotel. Our room was on the 24th floor. We were upgraded to a junior suite, which essentially has a full living room area without the extra wall of a traditional suite. There were 2 closets, but only one bathroom. There was a refrigerator, but it was the type that is really just for the mini-bar.
The loft-like area was spacious and we were very comfortable there.
Here are some photos of the suite.
The TV swiveled so you could watch it from either the living room area or the bed.
The only time I opened the mini-bar door was to take this photo.
It was my birthday – look at the nice surprise! That chocolate cake was huge!
The bathroom had two sinks, a toilet and a large shower.
We had a nice view of Chicago from our window:
Of course, you’re asking What about the Regency Club? To answer your question, we liked it a lot. It was located on the 35 floor of the West Tower. It got crowded at times, but, for the most part, there was plenty of room and food. In addition to breakfast and evening cocktails and appetizers, cookies and snacks were served all afternoon.
The staff was amazingly friendly and thoughtful. We loved Yvette and Tonya. They even granted my special request for a salad to have with my breakfast (because I am on a low-carb diet). The food was quite good and the bar was an honesty bar – $4 for wine and beer, $5 for cocktails. (They had all the ingredients to make a Manhattan!)
The assortment of appetizers was quite good, and much healthier than I expected.
grilled veggies (the eggplant was my favorite):
There was one hot item each night. Our first night there were meatballs, the second night was fried chicken tenders.
The refrigerator was kept stocked with water, soda and juices.
Breakfast at the Regency Club was also quite good. There was a variety of fresh fruits.
smoked salmon and all the accoutrements.
Breads, muffins and bagels.
Danish and croissants, etc.
There was also hot oatmeal, as well as one hot egg item each day. The first day it was a frittata, the second it was scrambled eggs.
There was an assortment of yogurts in the refrigerator as well as water and soda. I was thrilled that they had soy and almond milk.
They had two coffee machines like this. I pressed coffee and espresso and I was good to go.
The Fitness Center and Running Map will be reviewed in a separate post.
We enjoyed our stay at the Hyatt Regency, and lucked out with beautiful 70 degree weather in October too!
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