Chicago’s hotels go above and beyond when it comes to decking the halls every holiday season, making for a magical winter getaway. From festive decor to special seasonal deals, these Chicago hotels are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit — and maybe even inspire a new annual tradition.

Here are must-visit Chicago hotels that feature spectacular holiday decor and special hotel deals for 2020.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Frosty’s Hotel is taking over part of the Radisson Blu Aqua and bringing the spirit of the Christmas pop-up bar to your hotel room. These rooms feature over-the-top holiday decor that make for the perfect photo opp or backdrop for your socially distant holiday gathering.

Make it an evening to remember with optional amenities like festive cocktails, a holiday dinner from room service, a bottle of champagne, and more. The Loop location is also just steps away from Millennium Park, where you can see the city’s Christmas Tree and go ice skating at Maggie Daley Park. 

Swissotel Chicago

Swissotel Christmas

Each year, Swissôtel Chicago decorates their penthouse suites for a luxe holiday getaway that’s perfect for families. The Holiday Penthouse Hideaway Package includes champagne, a cookie decorating station, and a build-your-own hot cocoa bar, and more.

You can also opt for an Elf Decorated Holiday Room, which come decked out in Santa-approved decor. Each room comes with a Christmas tree and plenty of other festive touches — the perfect holiday home away from home.

The Langham

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at The Langham Hotel, which is currently decked out in glam holiday style (including impressive yuletide cakes on display in the lobby).

The Share the Joy package includes a luxurious guest room, festive cocktails and appetizers, plus a $100 breakfast credit at the hotel’s restaurant Travelle. 

Families will want to check out the Festive Family Swim package, which includes private access to the indoor swimming pool, complete with festive floaties, plus a $100 food and beverage credit to be delivered poolside.

The Drake

Chicago’s iconic Drake Hotel celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with its always spectacular holiday décor and special seasonal offerings.

Guests can choose from two holiday packages including the Very Merry Drakemas package for up to four guests, which includes a fully decorated room complete with their very own Christmas tree, parking for one vehicle, and a gingerbread house kit.

The Deck the Halls package features a series of adjoining guest rooms with an anchoring suite decorated for the holidays, perfect for families traveling together. The package includes self-parking, seasonal surprises, and fresh holiday floral arrangements. 

The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago Lobby at Christmas
Photo by Neil Burger

Make the most of all Chicago has to offer during the festive season by booking The Peninsula Chicago‘s Merry and Bright Chicago Family package. Your guest room will be decked out in holiday decor, including a Christmas tree, a gingerbread playhouse, and a holiday movie library. The package also includes dessert, daily breakfast for four, and access to both the fitness center and indoor swimming pool.

The Kimpton Gray

Ballet Chicago’s The Nutcracker, photo by Ron McKinney

The Kimpton Gray in the Loop is offering a special holiday package that draws inspiration from a beloved Christmas classic. The Nutcracker package takes guests on a whimsical journey with access to view Ballet Chicago’s The Nutcracker performance virtually in their room, two cocktails from the holiday bar cart, and in-room dining options from Roanoke restaurant.

Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Christmas tree

Waldorf Astoria Chicago pulls out all the stops for the holidays. Don’t miss the charming cobblestone courtyard, where you’ll find the 20-foot evergreen adorned with dazzling lights.

Hotel Zachary

In Wrigleyville, Hotel Zachary offers a charming and cozy holiday escape. Their spacious, light-filled rooms offer stunning views of Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood, plus tasteful seasonal decor. Enjoy pastries and coffee in your room with a free $30 voucher for West Town Bakery, located on the first floor of the hotel.

Nobu Chicago

Enjoy a refined holiday celebration with loved ones in the privacy and luxury of the Nobu Villa, a spectacular suite at Nobu Hotel Chicago

The Nobu Villa is an unforgettable spot to celebrate the holidays or ring in the new year, featuring stunning city views, a lounge with a pool table, a teak soaking tub, and more. And for the first time ever, the hotel is also offering in-room dining from the world-renowned Nobu Restaurant; you can even order a special holiday-themed bento box meal to be enjoyed in your suite.

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