Chicago's best spas deliver relaxing results.

If you live in Chicago, you likely lead a fast-paced life filled with pressures and stressors. Taking the time to de-stress, find balance, and recharge your batteries is essential to handling these pressures. One way you can do this is through massage, sauna, and skin care treatments at Chicago’s world-class spas. Treat yourself to occasional or regular spa visits, and you’ll be rewarded. Rejuvenation of the body and soul facilitate heightened productivity, satisfaction, and overall well-being. The next time you’re looking for a single treatment or to enjoy the spa day of your dreams, try one of these luxurious spas.

Chuan Spa at The Langham

The Langham’s serene and intimate Chuan Spa offers a highly personalized pampering experience. After answering a thorough questionnaire that covers your eating habits, energy levels, and more, the staff will recommend a treatment plan specifically with your body’s nature and needs in mind. Prior to receiving treatment, the staff recommends completing the Chuan Bathing Ritual, an aromatic and sensory water journey designed to calm your body, heart, and mind. The Chuan Spa is a seven-minute walk from AMLI River North.

330 North Wabash Avenue, 312-923-7650

Cowshed Spa at SoHo House

Chicago’s Cowshed Spa interior is rustic, stylish, and thoughtfully designed, just like the original in an old cow barn in England. And that’s just the space. The treatments, ranging from a pedicure with scalp massage to a body wrap, are top-of-the-line. Fresh-brewed tea, quality gin cocktails, and individual television screens add to the experience. In addition to being highly skilled, the Cowshed staff has a reputation for being warm and friendly. This West Loop spa is easily accessible from AMLI’s River North and South Loop apartments.

113 North Green Street, 312-754-6915

Four Seasons Spa

If you want to escape, relax and rejuvenate, hide away for a day at the Four Seasons Chicago Spa. They offer a variety of innovative and therapeutic treatments, including facials, scalp treatments, and couples massage. All-natural ingredients, expert care, and an energetic staff are integral to the Four Seasons Spa’s quality experience. Add access to a high-end indoor swimming pool, saunas, steam rooms, and fitness facilities, and the Four Seasons Spa is hard to beat. It’s all less than a mile from AMLI River North.

120 East Delaware Place, 312-280-8800

JW Marriott

Carved from the foundation of an iconic Daniel Burnham-designed building, the JW Marriott Chicago is an impressive sight. Its 20,000 square-foot spa is home to ten separate treatment rooms, two private hammam chambers, an infrared sauna, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The spa’s treatment menu includes a range of massages and facial treatments. Many guests choose to wrap up their experience with a glass of champagne in the JW Marriott’s stately lobby. The JW Marriott’s luxurious spa is a 15-minute walk from the luxury apartments at AMLI 900 and AMLI Lofts.

151 Adams Street, 312-660-8200

Spa at Dana 

This award-winning Chicago spa also delivers exceptional facial treatments. Dana was the first spa in The Windy City to employ groundbreaking cryo-facial technology in its treatments. This method utilizes an icy flow of CO2 gas and a hyaluronic acid solution to hydrate and plump up skin and fight wrinkles. This painless procedure can yield noticeable results after just one treatment. But for lasting results, the spa recommends a series of six treatments, spaced two weeks apart. The Spa at Dana is less than 10 minutes’ walk from AMLI’s River North apartment rentals.

660 North State Street, 4th floor, 312-202-6040

Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club

The Waldorf Astoria’s luxurious spa facilities are renowned for their luxury. The relaxation lounge is a sight to behold. Coupled with an attentive staff and a smattering of world-class spa treatments, the atmosphere at this spa is fit for kings and queens. The Waldorf Astoria Spa has everything you need for a stress-free day, but its facials are especially highly regarded. It’s a 20-minute walk from AMLI River North.

11 East Walton Street, 312-646-1310

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About Jason Ernst


Jason received degrees in International Studies, Economics, and German Literature from the University of Arizona in 2011, and has worked as a freelance writer ever since. His research and writing interests include interior decoration and design, home entertainment, history, art, architecture, and travel. He is currently a regular contributor to the AMLI Residential lifestyle blog. Circle Jason on Google+