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Best Hotel in the United States 2007

Ritz Carlton Chicago shares its best secrets

Survival of the fittest is fine for some, but we say longRitz Carlton LuxuryRitz Carlton Luxury live divine luxury. For 7 long and glorious years, Conde Nast has awarded the Ritz Carlton Chicago the title of "Best Hotel in the U.S.".

They make it look so easy to wine you, dine you and tuck you in the lap of luxury, but we know it's all in who you know...

  • Alexis Eiseman, reservations manager, oversees more than 45,000 guest calls.
  • Cathy Hudson, housekeeper, has tucked, pressed and left mints on 10,300 beds.
  • Kathryn Wittman, spa manager, has overseen 6,500 facials, massages and wraps.
  • Terry Faulkner, overnight shoe shiner, has buffed 10,500 pairs of shoes by the light of the moon.
  • Nick Panepinto, room service manager, has squeezed 5,200 oranges before sunrise.
  • Pancho Arellano, overnight baker, has mixed 1,200 pounds of homemade granola and rolled 20,000 pastries.
  • Pete Schuller, furniture refinisher, has sanded, stained and lacquered more than 1,000 guestroom desks, tables and credenzas.
  • It helps that the hotel is close to great shopping as Ritz Carlton SpaRitz Carlton Spawell as the trails along Lake Michigan for those who like to mix a little nature with their culture.

    Conde Nast gives them an overall score of 92.7%. Here's the breakdown:

    • Rooms - 90.4%
    • Service - 94.8 %
    • Dinning - 93.8%
    • Location - 97%
    • Design - 88%

    Passport to Ritz Carlton Chicago

    • 435 rooms
    • Dining - The Café, room service available
    • Full-service gym and spa with in-room treatment options available
    • Close by: Golf, Water Tower Place shopping, Lake Michigan trails, tennis
    • Room Rates

    • Standard Minimum: from $385US
    • Suite Minimum: from $810US

      Ritz-Carlton Chicago
      160 E Pearson St at Water Tower Place
      Chicago, Illinois
      Phone: 312-266-1000

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