Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile has completed an extensive renovation. Included in the updates were all 415 guestrooms (including 63 suites), the modern lounge, Le Bar, and the SoFit fitness center.
Influenced by the hotel’s new-century skyline and prism shape, guestrooms were enhanced with new geometric carpeting, Maplewood finishes and metallic details and a serene blue and slate color palette. New in-room photography showcases Chicago’s architectural icons and landmarks. Displayed over each bed, the black and white photography was purposely chosen to highlight the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile’s architecture. Guestrooms are also outfitted with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, USB charging outlets and BOSE Solo 5 TV sound system for suites. All rooms also received a workstation and lounge space and a PressReader to digitally deliver publications from around the world.
We hear the Prestige Suites on the 22nd Floor and higher have the best views over Chestnut Street and Downtown Chicago. The Presidential Suite is the top option, which has an oversized bathroom and a standalone tub overlooking the city.
The renovation of the hotel’s modern lounge, Le Bar, also pays homage to the property’s architecture. It received a new floorplan, interior design and door that allows access to the outdoor patio. A new, large shared table is positioned in the center, intended to encourage mixing and mingling. A selection of French-themed specialty cocktails is also available, offering rotating seasonal concoctions such as this summer’s Twisted Pépa, a Cognac-based drink named after 1920’s French actress Pépa Bonafé, and a refreshing Guarrigue Botanist that uses lavender and rosemary. Leather textures, faux fur throw pillows and a fireplace were added.
The hotel’s SoFit Fitness Center doubled in size to 1,450 square feet and now includes TechnoGym equipment, an ARKE core training station and a Batak Lite reaction training station, as well as free weights.
Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast Historic District, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile is a short walk from many of the city’s popular landmarks such as the Navy Pier, Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and more. The hotel’s chic Café des Architectes offers modern French cuisine.