Rediscover Your Own Backyard with Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Summer Experiences

Relish in summer in the city through customized activities inspired by locals
July 22, 2022,
Chicago, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago invites local and visiting guests to savour summer in the city. Located on the most northern point of the Magnificent Mile, a short walk from Oak Street Beach, the newly renovated property beckons guests to bask in the beautiful summer sunshine along the beachfront of Lake Michigan, where the skyline meets the sand. From cycling along the 18-mile (29 kilometre) shoreline paths to custom chartered yachts, adventure awaits just steps away from the Hotel.

“The city of Chicago transforms itself every year for the summer months,” says Stephen Wancha, General Manager. “The energy is unmatched. From bustling festivals and internationally renowned concerts to Lake Michigan excursions and Navy Pier’s fireworks shows – it is truly a city of summer.”

Backed by decades of experience, the dedicated and knowledgeable Concierge team has curated summer activities for families, couples, and business travellers alike.

“This city is filled with hidden gems and my team prides themselves on having a true insider’s lens,” says Kristen Klus, Chef Concierge and Guest Relations Manager. “Whether you are a local looking to be a tourist in your own city or this is your first taste of ‘Summertime Chi,’ we have the itinerary for you, which includes access to one of the ultimate Chicago experiences: sailing the river and lake on our 56-foot (17 metre) yacht.”

Make Waves with Luxury Yacht Charters  

New this summer, discover unparalleled water experiences on the city’s lake and river in iconic luxury with Four Seasons Hotel Chicago yacht charters. Marvel at the fascinating stories behind Chicago’s majestic skyline with private tours by expert insiders or complete the experience with award-winning culinary experts on board for stellar chef-led dining on the water. These coveted maritime adventures for families and couples are thoughtfully curated by a dedicated concierge who can craft individualized itineraries from craft cocktails and Navy Pier fireworks.

Picnic in the City

Revel in the enchanting Chicago sunshine and leave the packing up to the Four Seasons culinary team. Create new memories with a chef-curated picnic basket for two, which includes light bites, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie as well as sweets to indulge in while taking in views of the iconic skyline. For those looking to go the extra mile, book a ride on the complimentary Four Seasons Hotel Chicago bikes. Go sightseeing along the 18-mile (29 kilometre) beaches of Chicago with a locally curated illustrated map and take time to enjoy the many stops along the way with a thoughtfully prepared picnic by Executive Chef Tristan Baker.

Food, Drink and Entertainment

Chicago is a food destination with choices abound. Not to be overlooked is the Michelin Guide newcomer, Adorn Bar & Restaurant. Located on the seventh floor of the Hotel, the chef-driven new American restaurant has secured accolades for its standout fare and curated experience. Supporting the restaurant’s global vision, Adorn’s Live in the Lounge residency features musician and DJ performances with world influences. Thursdays through Sundays, a rotating roster of varied musical styles including Chicago jazz groups and DJs who spin house, funk, and disco bring the sound of summer to life as guests enjoy Adorn’s decadent dinner and weekend brunch menus staring Midwestern ingredients through a globally inspired lens.

Hotel guests can unwind at the Social Lounge’s chic day bar for “Weekend Sips,” with complimentary wine pours from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Fridays. From fresh and fruity to bold and zesty, the Hotel's wine experts will guide guests through a customized tasting experience.

Make a (Spa) Day of it

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Spa beckons guests to revel in the rejuvenation of summer with seasonal treatments such as the Rose Gold Facial and Champagne Bliss Manicure & Pedicure. Build time into a day pre- or post-treatment and take advantage of the Fitness Centre for a mini wellness retreat. Enhance a spa day with a self-led workout or personal Peloton session followed by a dip in the 50-foot (15 metre) indoor swimming pool, with relaxing sauna and steam room - all steps from the Magnificent Mile.

Locals can enjoy full-day access to the Fitness Centre with the purchase of a massage treatment or opt for yearly membership to enjoy special offers.

Adventure Longer

Whether travelling with family, seeking a romantic getaway or a local staycation, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago offers special packages that are advantageous to all. This summer, guests are invited to make the most of sun-filled days in Chicago with a Third Night Free Package allowing more time for adventure with lakeside picnics and the Hotel's new luxury yacht experience. Or choose to Stay and Dine with ten percent off Room Rate and a nightly credit towards dining and drinks.

Experience iconic luxury reimagined at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. To make reservations now, call 1 312 280 8800 or book online.

Discover the full list of summer menus and experiences here.