Quantcast What’s Hot in Chicago: The New Elysian Hotel | Five Star Alliance

What’s Hot in Chicago: The New Elysian Hotel

September 3, 2009 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Elysian Hotel ChicagoOf all the buzz surrounding Chicago's new Elysian Hotel, perhaps most talked about is the food. Behind the eateries at the Gold Coast hot spot? The culinary dream team comprised of Mindy Segal and Jason McLeod, focusing on quality ingredients that are locally sourced from artisan farmers and vendors. Here's what Chicago Magazine has to say about it:

The Elysian Fields were the final resting place for the greatest heroes of Greek mythology. That's a lot to live up to for anyone, but Jason McLeod, exec chef of the Elysian Hotel's two restaurants, Balsan and Ria, is fearless. (He must be; he worked for Marco Pierre White, the tantrum-iest chef ever.) On the third floor of the new luxury hotel, McLeod's got a handle on Balsan's artisanal comfort food three meals a day—croissants, gourmet charcuterie, wood-burning-oven pizzas—and across the hall, he's also running the show at Ria, a deluxe contemporary American dinner spot promising a seasonal menu and plush banquettes. If anyone won't be resting at the Elysian, it's McLeod.

Elysian Hotel ChicagoFoodies aren't the only ones to get a thrill at the Elysian Hotel. This is a place that's built upon the idea of resurrecting the "lost art of travel," when "travel was synonymous with luxury" and "when prompt attention from staff was not considered an amenity, but a common courtesy." Read: This place is luxe.

Rooms are sumptuous, fitted with fireplaces, white Carrera marble bathrooms, and outdoor terraces overlooking the Gold Coast. The spa is just as swanky, featuring a mosaic-tiled lap pool and fitness room with all the latest equipment.


Related Hotels

Castle Hotel and Spa

Tarrytown, United States

Situated on sprawling hilltop acres overlooking the Hudson River, the main tower of Castle Hotel & Spa forms the highest point in Westchester County. Castle Hotel & Spa is a medieval-style structure that was meticulously... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

CopperWynd Resort and Club

Fountain Hills, United States

CopperWynd Resort and Club, a boutique Arizona resort property is nestled high on a mountain ridge above Scottsdale, Arizona offering breathtaking views of the Arizona Sonoran Desert and mountain vistas. The enchanting... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Rusty Parrot Lodge And Spa

Jackson, United States

The Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa offers the finest in Jackson Hole lodging. Our attentive, courteous staff is ready to help you make the most of the luxurious amenities that await at the Lodge, including the acclaimed Wild Sage... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Opus Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

More than somewhere to stay, OPUS Vancouver is somewhere to be. With striking design, personality plus, and a fabulous location in the heart of hip Yaletown in downtown Vancouver, the boutique hotel appeals to savvy travelers who... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Wentworth Mansion

Charleston, United States

Welcome to the Wentworth Mansion. To step through the doors is to step into a world of refinement where the work of artisans encompasses you, and unlocks the secrets of a long time past, a gentler time, when refinement and grace... more >>

Style:
Boutique/Design
Rating: