Chicago, the United States’ third most populous city after New York City and Los Angeles, is a busy, bustling, active melting pot with an exciting, windy energy all its own. Located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Chicago balances natural beauty and man-made marvels perfectly, with over 26 miles of lakefront, 15 miles of bathing beaches, 552 parks and some of the most marvelous skyscrapers in the country.
Architectural delights abound in Chicago – particularly large ones. Regarded as the world’s first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building planted its roots in Chicago in 1885, setting the tone for the architectural marvels to come. Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 110 stories high, even has its own zip code!
The iconic Aqua Tower also punctuates Chicago’s remarkable skyline. Built by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, the Aqua Tower is the tallest building in the world built by a female architect. And it’s an amazing-looking structure: balconies ripple across its 80-story facade creating an extraordinary effect of sculptured waves – it’s like having a slice of Dubai in downtown Chicago. These balconies protrude from the building by up to 12 feet offering wonderful views of Chicago’s landmarks.
Occupying the first 18 floors of the Aqua Tower is the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, Radisson Blu’s flagship U.S. property. Boasting breathtaking views of Millennium Park and the Chicago lakefront, this hotel is truly an urban retreat in the heart of the Windy City. Stay in one of the 334 chic guestrooms and take advantage of popular amenities like the hotel’s outdoor pool and terrace, in room spa treatments, and Free Internet, all while residing in one of the city’s most iconic skyscrapers.