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WINTER GETAWAY | Discover the Romance of Winter in Chicago with The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago


CHICAGO–Winter is one of the most magical times of the year in Chicago. The snow gives the city an added sparkle, especially true over the Valentine’s Day holiday. Travelers are invited to embrace the romantic season and set off on a wintery adventure with The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago as their basecamp.

There is plenty to do in Chicago this winter, such as a chilly visit to a Chicago park, a day on the ice rink in Millennium Park, or a trip to Pilsen to see the 16th Street murals dusted in snow. If you're craving an escape from the city, you can find a spot for winter hiking, go skiing on a nearby hill or do some winter ziplining at The Forge adventure park. Several different venues in Chicago offer the opportunity to give curling a try. Travelers can reserve a rink on the back patio of Kaiser Tiger ($70 for 40 minutes), at Whiskey Business ($25 per hour), or atop Lakeshore Sport & Fitness ($30 for 30 minutes). Finally, check out the Chicago Botanic Garden (yes, it's open!). The outdoor attraction maintains its regular hours during the winter season. Make sure to see the Orchid Show, which returns to a greenhouse from February 12 through March 27.

After opening its doors 45 years ago, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago has recently completed the final phase of a 100-million-dollar+ renovation, bringing the hotel, in its entirety, into a new era. The completely renovated and fresh guest rooms boast shades of cream, blue and gray, and amenities like flat-screen TVs, luxury bedding, and marble bathrooms. Property highlights include the tasty Torali restaurant and Bar, a concierge floor, a 24-hour fitness center, a spa with an indoor lap pool, and wellness classes like rooftop yoga and pilates. The unbeatable location with views of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the Chicago skyline, plus the hotel’s signature service assure travelers a luxurious and relaxing getaway.

For Valentine’s Day, the hotel is rolling out a romantic offering for couples titled Spa & Dine. The promotion includes 20% savings in the hotel’s signature restaurant, Torali Restaurant or Bar, following any service at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago Spa. The Spa has a new treatment for couples as well, titled Winter Couples Getaway. The 80-min couples massage includes a natural blend of essential oils, plant extracts, and additional helpful ingredients that provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas.

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