It’s that time of year when the brisk temperature of fall rears its head, and just like that, a new season commences. Leaves changing from green to hues of red, yellow, and orange fall along the sidewalk. Finally, the familiar scent of crisp, autumn air hits you as you make your way around the city. The cold may make you feel as though you don’t want to leave the comfort of your home, but the Radisson Blu Aqua located in downtown Chicago offers the perfect escape that you’re looking for.
As you step through the doors and enter the elegant yet modern lobby, warmth and hospitality awaits.With over 300 rooms to choose from, each has its own beautiful view of Chicago from the Lakefront to Millennium Park. Sunlight beams through the floor to ceiling windows highlighting the minimalist style and accent decor throughout the room. The perfect balance of comfort and opulence surrounds you.
It may be too cold to take a dip in the luxurious outdoor pool, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find other ways to pamper yourself. Nothing says relaxation like a full body massage, and the gracious hotel concierge can arrange 60 to 90 minutes of bliss. Equipped with a steam room and sauna at your disposal, you can extend your day of indulgence as long as you like.
The Chicago food scene is one of the best, but look no further than Filini for whimsical cocktails and savory Italian fare.
The G&T is there take on a classic and you can’t go wrong with Vegan Sour. The intriguing notes of the Drunken Botanist will draw you in with robust citrus and refreshing flavors of sweet carrot. The shared bites are the perfect accompaniment to any drink. Be sure to try the Salumi, an assortment of artisan cured meats and house pickled vegetables.
The Filini dinner menu offers a wide selection of classical Italian cuisine. The crudo of cobia, strawberry and spring onion jus shows off bright and acidic flavors. And of course, an Italian feast isn’t complete without pasta. The carbonara hist the spot with rich, creamy parmesan that is heavenly. It’s easy to see why it is a Filini favorite. If you’re in the mood for seafood, the Capesante is a must. Seared scallops served alongside pea puree and quinoa perfectly showcase seasonal flavors of fall. At Fillini, you can create the tasting menu of your choosing. Who says you can’t have it all?
Winter is coming and your staycation is just a few clicks away. What better way to celebrate the start of a new season than a weekend getaway at the Radisson Blu Aqua?
Radisson Blu Aqua, 221 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601