Romantic Getaway with Elegant Suites and Spa
After a soak in the oversize whirlpool and a tranquil session in the marble steam room, a stone fireplace beckons. The premium and executive suites at The Champagne Lodge & Luxury Suites are equipped with an abundance of amenities and complemented by blissful spa treatments, all within about a half-hour drive of downtown Chicago.
The Champagne Lodge’s suites emit a golden-brown warmth from design features such as mosaic tile walls, exposed brick, and stained wood furnishings. In addition to rain-simulating showerheads, each premium and executive suite touts a plush, king-size bed. Two walls of mirrors frame en suite whirlpools, reflecting to visually expand the already spacious lodgings and open a wormhole to Elizabethan England.
An on-site spa doles out massages and soothing treatments derived from tropical and earthen ingredients such as mango sugar scrubs and mud wraps. Guests can also apply their lodge credit to specials and packages, including the vanilla package, a luxurious tulle-wrapped assortment with champagne, candles, and sweets ($45).
Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs: Verdant Villages Near Downtown
The tiny village of Willowbrook offers a change of pace from the bustle of the city, and boasts a wealth of shopping options at the nearby Oakbrook Center and Bollingbrook Promenade. About 23 miles away, downtown Chicago’s skyscrapers soar into the cloudscape. Brimming with world-class museums, restaurants, and sightseeing opportunities, guests can navigate the city easily by ‘L’ train, and citizens are famously friendly. Experienced travelers can add a notch to their Windy City belts with a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art, its spacious galleries stocked with rotating installations from the foremost American and international modern artists.