The Elysian

Chicago, Illinois

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This flagship property of the Elysian Hotels and Resorts sets the new standard for luxury, proving once and for all that luxury can never be common. This Gold Coast property turns guests into “Luxurians” with their unparalleled luxury and unusually dedicated service staff, and with their grounds-wide no-tipping policy, guests know the staff serves because they love it, because they understand true and unique luxury.

Your stay includes complimentary access to the Elysian Spa & Health Club, featuring a mosaic-tiled lap pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and fitness equipment.

Awards and Accolades

The Elysian’s fine dining establishment, Ria, is awarded two stars by Michelin. The property is awarded Five Diamonds by AAA, is #1 of 166 Chicago hotels on Trip Advisor, is one of two U.S. hotels recognized as 2010’s “Best of the Best” by Robb Report, has spa services cited as one of the “Top Ten U.S. Spa Treatments,” and more!


The Elysian offers 188 luxurious guest rooms and spacious suites, and with only ten per floor, each averaging 890 square feet, guests indulge in elegance with distinctive features, including white Carrera marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, separate showers and dual vanities, Vi-Spring handmade mattresses with luxurious 460-thread count Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens, expansive closets, lavishly furnished terraces, and working fireplaces.

Advanced in-room technology includes LCD high-definition televisions, touch-screen Voice-Over-IP phones with complimentary national calling and wireless Internet, international channeling, and an integrated Bowers & Wilkins speaker system.


Your Elysian room key gives you complimentary admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art. For on-site options, try their luxuriously expansive spa and health club or in-room technology options.


On-site options at The Elysian include fine restaurants with private dining rooms and 24-hour in-room dining.

Balsan is a sophisticated European bistro serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch using fresh, local ingredients.

Ria is their fine dining establishment serving incredibly luxurious dinner options, such as pristine sustainable seafood, local Midwest produce, and naturally-raised meat and game, as well as diverse wines from small, attentive wine producers.

Bernard’s Bar keeps a Coco Chanel-inspired atmosphere with sophisticated velvet banquettes and offers classic cocktails.

Inspiring Features

1. A private fleet of luxury Lexus automobiles are available upon request at The Elysian.

2. Guests are greeted by the Parisian-style courtyard entrance with grand fountain.

3. Enjoy The Elysian’s amazing 14,000 square-foot health club and spa.