Some hotels simply provide a warm bed. At Hotel Palomar Chicago, located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, you can expect a warm bed, complimentary wine hour, complimentary rooftop workout classes, free WiFi throughout the entire hotel and even a fish in your room to keep you company.
A common theme among the Kimpton Hotels family, of which Hotel Palomar Chicago is a part, is its support of the local arts scene, which plays nicely with the fact the neighborhood it considers home is also home to the highest concentration of art galleries in the U.S. outside of Manhattan.
Hotel Palomar's one of many classy rooms — Photo courtesy of David Phelps / Hotel Palomar
As part of the Palomar’s "Sleeping with the Artist" program, the hotel features an array of local artistry displayed on three floors of the property from the Revolving Collections Gallery. This artwork revolves with new artwork each season. To launch each new installation, the hotel hosts an event at Palomar to unveil the new series. Guests, as well as the public, are invited to attend.
For those who want to relax during their stay, Hotel Palomar features a lap pool located on the 17th floor, which opens up to an expansive sun deck overlooking the city.
The complimentary wine hour in the early evening is a great way for solo travelers to mingle with others or relax with a glass of red or white after a long day of meetings or sightseeing.
And the popular "Guppy Love" program offers guests a live goldfish to stay overnight in their room. Hotel staff handles daily feedings and care, allowing travelers to enjoy stress-free bonding.
Higgins, director of pet relations, oversees the Guppy Love program — Photo courtesy of Hotel Palomar
Staying fit becomes fun at Hotel Palomar. Between Memorial Day and the end of September at 6:30 a.m. every Wednesday, guests can participate in complimentary rooftop workout classes. The total body workout blends the most effective elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and lightweight work to create a longer, leaner physique through a partnership with the local fitness program, The Barre Code.
For guests who prefer a morning run, group runs led by a manager of the hotel take guests on a scenic route through Chicago’s parks and monuments, including "The Bean" at Millennium Park and the city's iconic lakefront.
The award-winning Sable Kitchen and Bar is located adjacent to Hotel Palomar for guests to enjoy breakfast, brunch, dinner or a cocktail after hours. The popular gastro-lounge pairs seasonally inspired, chef-driven cuisine led by Executive Chef Heather Terhune, with an artfully designed cocktail, spirits, wine and beer program led by Head Bartender Mike Ryan.
While there are many hotels to considering booking when travel plans include Chicago, Hotel Palomar Chicago goes above and beyond to create a relaxing and enjoyable experience for its guests. From its complimentary services and amenities to strong support of the arts, it’s a class act.