Valeo Spa in the JW Marriott - The Loop

$323 for One-Night Stay for Up to Four with Spa Treatments for Two at Valeo Spa in JW Marriott in Chicago

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By Lisa Farver, Travel Correspondent

Opulent Spa in Historical Classical Revival Building

On Chicago's LaSalle Street, the iconic, art-deco Chicago Board of Trade building stands at the end of a row of historical skyscrapers that stand face-to-face. One such skyscraper is the former Continental & Commercial National Bank building, built in 1914 as one of architect Daniel Burnham’s final designs and featuring stone pilasters and columns that span nearly a block. This building now serves as the home of the JW Marriott Hotel, which underwent a careful 2010 restoration to preserve the structure’s original grandeur. From the gold-trimmed lobby that the New York Times called "a destination in itself," to its sleek, subterranean spa, the hotel pairs classical luxury with contemporary comfort.

This deal includes two 60-minute customized spa treatments at Valeo, valid for anything on its menu. At Valeo, couples unwind with a side-by-side massage or inside the spa's couples suite, which features a double rain shower and infinity tub. The spa puts a modernistic twist on a traditional Moroccan or Turkish hammam with its clarity chamber, where a wall-mounted fireplace heats the room and thick marble slabs serve as treatment tables for ancient treatments, such as acupuncture.

In many of the posh guest rooms, landmarks such as the Rookery Building can be seen through the hotel’s wide, original windows. An iPod docking station allows guests to create an in-room soundtrack with their personal playlists. Trimmed in imported Italian marble, the expansive bathroom features a soak-in tub, roomy enough for Paul Bunyan's rubber duckies. The luxury extends into the onsite restaurant, The Florentine, where chef Todd Stein charms palates with inventive Italian cuisine, such as squid-ink spaghetti and prosciutto pizza.

Chicago: Theater, Art, and Restaurants Amid Architectural Masterpieces

From the southern shore of Lake Michigan and along the Chicago River, downtown Chicago brims with well-known attractions—the iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, "The Bean" in Millennium Park, and Willis Tower, the country's tallest building. A horse-drawn carriage or old-fashioned hovercraft ride reveals the glittering marquees of the Theater District, where one can catch music or comedy performances nightly. And though foodies flock to Chicago for its 21 Michelin-starred restaurants, many save room to try the city's famous italian beef, Chicago-style hot dogs, and deep-dish pizzas.

For an introduction to the city's diverse architecture, the Chicago Architecture Foundation takes tours that lead past several Chicago monuments, from the Magnificent Mile's French Renaissance–inspired Wrigley Building to the massive art-deco-era Merchandise Mart.

What You Get

  • A one-night stay for up to four in a guest room with two 60-minute spa treatments

Amenities

  • 20,000-square-foot spa
  • Onsite restaurant and lounge
  • Italian-marble bathrooms

The Fine Print

  • Must travel by 3/31/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 to check in and to consume alcohol
  • Extra $38 fee for spa preparation lounge access
  • Spa treatments are non-transferable
  • Valid for standard guest room
  • 16.4% taxes are not included

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Valeo.
  3. Choose a date prior to 3/31/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • One king or two double beds
  • 445 square feet
  • Standard occupancy: Two, including infants and children
  • Maximum occupancy: Two in king rooms, including infants and children; four in double rooms, including infants and children
  • Adding occupants above standard: No additional charge
  • Italian-marble bathroom
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • iPod docking station

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: Noon
  • Parking: Lot parking available for $45 per day; valet available for $55 per day.
  • Rollaways: Not available
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: Upgrades vary by day in price and availability

What It's Worth

  • A one-night stay in a standard guest room (up to $269 value)
  • Two 60-minute spa treatments ($300 value)

    Total value: up to $569

Getting There

  • By plane: About 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW); about 18 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • By transit: CTA red line, Monroe Street stop or CTA brown line, Quincy stop
  • By cab: About $35 from MDW; about $50 from ORD

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