A Summer Like No Other at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Embrace the energy of summertime in the city where the city skyline meets the sand

June 26, 2023,
Chicago, U.S.A.

Summertime transforms the city of Chicago and captivates locals and visitors alike. With an abundance of dynamic events around the city and exclusive to the Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago invites guests from near and far to revel in the invigorated summertime spirit of the city.

Located steps from the Hotel, discover the sandy shorelines along Lake Michigan, summer’s playground for sun-soaked beachgoers, offering relaxation and fun for all. The areas surrounding the property are brimming with street festivals and sounds of live music; nationally celebrated cultural attractions; and dazzling fireworks that light up the sky twice weekly during the Navy Pier Summer Fireworks.

“Chicago truly epitomizes a summer destination like no other,” says General Manager Stephen Wancha. “This vibrant city undergoes a remarkable metamorphosis during the summer season. Its unparalleled energy can be felt throughout the bustling festivals, world-class performances, Lake Michigan excursions, and Michelin-starred dining experiences.”

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

Kristen Klus, Chef Concierge and Guest Relations Manager, and her team take pride in offering an authentic insider's perspective. “Whether you're a Chicagoan seeking to explore your own city or a first-time visitor experiencing the essence of ‘Summertime Chi,’ we have curated an exceptional itinerary for you.” One of the most special experiences in Chicago includes the opportunity for guests to step aboard the sleek 52-foot (16-meter) yacht, sailing the picturesque river and lake.

Skyline Meets Sand with Luxury River and Lake Charters

Chicago’s unique water activities are brought to life with Four Seasons Hotel Chicago yacht. Explore the city's iconic lake and river surrounded by breath-taking views aboard the 52ft (16-metre) motoryacht. Expert insiders are available for private tours to unveil the captivating tales that lie behind Chicago's majestic skyline. Guests can complement charters with culinary add-on elements such as an immersive chef-led dining experience on the water, or the art of cocktail crafting while enjoying the spectacle of Navy Pier fireworks. Contact the Concierge team with inquiries at +1 312 649 2337.

Sips and Sounds of Summer

Summer welcomes a new brunch experience in Adorn in collaboration with Tequila Don Julio Rosado, offering special cocktails and signature brunch items to celebrate Don Julio’s newest expression. The pink-hued Tequila Don Julio Rosado is a limited seasonal offering featuring sweet notes of dried red fruit and caramel that pairs perfectly with brunch bites including: Breakfast Bao (USD 8) with roasted pork belly, egg, American cheese, steamed bao bun; Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffle (USD 28) with cornbread waffle, Nashville hot chicken, maple, slaw; Tuna Poke “Nachos” (USD 25) with ahi tuna, avocado, kimchi chips, micro cilantro, umami sauce; and Ice Cream “Waffle” (USD 14) with waffle-infused ice cream, freeze-dried seasonal fruit, truffle-maple syrup, whipped cream.

Up the tempo with Adorn’s “BYOV” Brunch, a monthly brunch party where guests are encouraged to bring vinyl records to contribute to a live musical tapestry curated by resident vinyl virtuoso DJ Diasfunk. Join Diasfunk on the first Sunday of the month between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Adorn’s music residency is live every Monday and Saturday evening and Sunday brunch.

To make a brunch reservation, click here.

Seasonal Dining Delights at Adorn

Executive Chef Richie Farina’s reimagined dining at Adorn Restaurant allows guests to customize an experience each night. A la carte offerings or tasting menu marvels blossom with refined ingenuity celebrating the city’s unique spirit. Discover familiar favourites adorned with unexpected flavours and presentations that will surprise and delight this summer such as Chef Richie’s vegan “Surf & Turf” or “Eggs & Caviar” dishes.

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 savour Adorn’s decadent dinner.

Picnic in the Park

Bask in the radiant Chicago sunshine and enjoy making new memories with a specially curated picnic basket for two, crafted by Four Seasons culinary team.  Delight in an array of delectable light bites, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and delightful sweets, all while savouring breathtaking views of the iconic skyline. For those seeking an extra touch of adventure, reserve a ride on a complimentary Brompton bike. Foldable for convenience and portability, the city-designed bikes allow guests to explore the picturesque 18-mile (29-kilometre) stretch of Chicago's beaches, guided by a locally curated illustrated map, and revel in the delightful stops along the way.

Celebrity-Skincare Debuts at The Spa

The newly reimagined Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Spa beckons guests to revel in the rejuvenation of summer with seasonal treatments. Be the first to experience a celebrity collection of remarkably effective and unique therapies by renowned skincare brands Augustinus Bader and 111SKIN. Make a day of it and escape to the waterfall-edge indoor pool and whirlpool as you bask in summertime bliss.

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

Atelier Alley with Alvin Valley

Crowned the “King of Pants” by the New York Times, Palm Beach designer Alvin Valley launches in Chicago. High fashion and accessories are available for purchase in the pop-up boutique adjacent to the Social Lounge. Hot on the heels of a successful store launch in Southampton, Alvin Valley is the first designer in the rotating design series: Atelier Alley, located on the seventh floor. Open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, Thursday to Monday.

Family Playdate This Summer

Summer is for the kids. Let Four Seasons Hotel Chicago take the helm on planning with a special family-friendly City Playdate package. This summer, plan for an unforgettable Chicago adventure curated for all of the family. Experience vibrant city attractions, delightful dining, and create cherished memories together with the memorable family playdate package.

Discover the full list of summer menus and experiences here.

To make reservations now, call 1 312 280 8800 or book online.


Ciara Merouan
Director of Public Relations
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, 60611