Serenity in the City: Pamper Yourself at Chicago’s Le Méridien

Do you ever have that moment where you’ve got to get away but you don’t have time to take a full vacay or can’t escape work for more than just a few hours? I know I’ve been there.

It’s time to raise the curtain on Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center and bring this amazing urban retreat into the spotlight.

Located a short ride outside the city, Chicago’s Le Méridien offers plush accommodations, two chic restaurants, a spa that rivals all others, and is just a short stroll from the luxury boutiques at Oakbrook Shopping Center. Having undergone a $25 million renovation last year by parent company Starwood, no amenity was overlooked. Whether you’re looking for a stay in Chicago with the calmness of the suburbs or a quick departure from a hectic schedule, look no further: Le Méridien has got you covered.

As someone who admittedly works too much and still squeezes in time for fitness every day, I have a tendency to push my body to its limits. I recently had the pleasure of escaping for a few hours to one of the hotel’s spa suites for a rejuvenating deep tissue massage.

Needless to say, I was rejuvenated by my massage, which incorporated some Thai stretching techniques into the session, and left my muscles more relaxed than they’d been in weeks (in addition to a pretty strict fitness regimen I also bartend a few days a week and put a lot of stress on my legs).

Next time you’re in Chicago, hit me up for a girls’ day out. We can relax at Le Méridien’s spa and then hit up Longitude 87 for some craft cocktails. I mean, what else is pampering yourself about?

Alissa M. Trumbull

Alissa M. Trumbull recently co-founded #BizGalz, a Twitter chat starting in September 2015 geared for women in all stages of life and career. She is also one-half of the Social Outlaws, a new blog dedicated to the areas of social media and social business. Passionate about business ethics, Alissa seeks opportunities to strengthen individuals and organizations through the application of best practices and human understanding. She is also a graphic designer, voracious reader, and fitness enthusiast. Always remember that the more love you pour into the world, the greater your reward. Don't be afraid to risk for what's important!

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