spa-trump-roomWhen the weather outside is frightful, the spa is so delightful. One easy way to beat the winter blues? A trip to a day spa. It’s a simple way to relax, rejuvenate and escape the cold. Traveling to Chicago anytime soon? Looking for a calming escape in the middle of the Windy City? Check out the Spa at the Trump Hotel Chicago

Attention Shoppers

trump waitingChicago’s Magnificent Mile is known as a shopping mecca. Could there be a better way to end a tough day shopping on Michigan Avenue than a massage? As you’d expect, the Spa at Trump is all about luxury. Their signature treatment? Gemstone massages, of course, using your choice of oils infused with diamonds, emeralds, rubies or sapphires.

Understandably, those treatments are pretty pricey— $300 for a 90 minute massage. A 60 minute aromatherapy massage is indulgence enough for most, at only half the cost ($160). If your treatment doesn’t put you in a meditative state, the mesmerizing views in the candlelit waiting room, along with a hot cup of tea, surely will.

Afternoon DelightAlong with a top notch treatment, you get to enjoy a luxurious afternoon with your head in the clouds— 14 stories above the excitement of Michigan Avenue. After a dip in the 75 foot lap pool, grab some fruit-infused water and drink in the million dollar views of the Chicago River. Hungry for more? You can order just about anything off the dining menu, while relaxing by the pool.

trump treadmillsBesides a full spa menu, there’s a gym with floor-to-ceiling windows towering over downtown Chicago. Exercise studios provide a wide array of complimentary fitness classes and there’s a good selection of exercise equipment. Who wouldn’t want to spend time on a treadmill with this view?

Feeling cold and cranky? Looking to escape the winter without a trip to the airport? Chicago’s upscale hotels are filled with great spots for five star pampering and the Spa at Trump is one of the best.

Attentive staff, luxurious products, a beautiful lap pool and scenic workout room will leave you on cloud nine— far removed from the urban fray, 14 floors below.

Andrea Guthmann is a freelance journalist. She spent many years as a writer and producer for WTTW-TV, the PBS station in Chicago. Her travel stories have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Parent, Make It Better and on-line travel sites. A native Floridian, Andrea’s now a big (windy) city mom of 3, who range in age from tot to teen. She loves sailing Lake Michigan and visiting the world class museums and restaurants in her sweet home Chicago. Being a scenery starved city girl, she loves escaping to the outdoors during vacations and is working hard to raise 3 happy campers! You can follow her on Twitter at @AndreaGuthmann.

Disclosure: the Spa at Trump Hotel Chicago hosted my visit for purposes of this review.