Hotel Decor Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

I’m about to get really obnoxious

as I was s.t.o.k.e.d. to discover this place.

 

Parisian hotel lobby, perhaps?

 

~designed by french-born architect

Lucien LaGrange

 

~light fixture inspired by a Chanel brooch

 

~tres 1920s chic…

 

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

MAIS NON!

 

It’s the fabulous

Waldorf Astoria (formerly The E  l  y  s  i  a  n)

in Chicago.

 

C’est magnifique!

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

188 guest rooms

averaging 889 square feet.

No other downtown hotel

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

boasts private terraces.
 

Located steps from Oak Street

and Michigan Avenue shopping.

 

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

via busybeingfabulous

 

While the Eiffel may not be viewable…

 

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

this skyline will be!

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

Did I mention I just booked a suite

at this lovely boutique hotel?

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

Oui!

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

Two restaurants here:

Ria

and

Balsan

(named for Etienne Balsan,

who financed Coco Chanel’s

first shop)

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

BTW it’s for a girly spa getaway with sister Jo,

not a romantic rendezvous.

 

FUN and deliciousness

are on the agenda.

 

Also spontaneous Windy City frolicking.

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

The 4th floor boasts a

*deep exhale*

14,000 square foot spa.

 

Will this blogger ever leave the 4th floor?

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Je ne sais pas.
No chlorine here.

It’s all about the saline for our skin and hair.
Where’s my robe?????

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

 

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

A TV in the mirror is always a good sign.

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

 

Have we seen enough images of the Elysian?

 

Never!

 

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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7 Comments

  1. February 1, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    O, my! Love all of them, M!

    So chic!!!

    I hope you stay warm there and be safe.. the storm will be crazy, I hear. We'll be getting it tomorrow… I'm no liking this winter! 🙂

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the day: An Elegant House by Canadian Interior Designer Scott Yetman.

  2. February 1, 2011 / 6:24 pm

    Ya know, it's a shame that as soon as I find your wonderful blog, we end up falling out!

    Ok, ok, not really I'm just green with envy 😉 Gorgeous pics, I'm a sucker for black velvet… Enjoy, you lucky lady!

  3. February 1, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    ooh i'll have to make it up to you, Red.

    this is truly the most obnoxious post ever! i am so not worthy of this place. lost my head after finding the pics online after booking. REALITY: sitting here in sweats writing another boring article and feelin old!

  4. February 2, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    Just come over to Paris Michele and feel the city !!!

  5. February 2, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    I'm getting married there next September! {great post, by the way}

  6. February 2, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    can't wait to feel Paris, Rudi! it's a little less effort to tool over to the Elysian.

    why don't you create a blog already and treat us all to Belgium beauty? takes like 30 seconds.

    happy to meet you, michele–what a fabulous place to tie the knot!

  7. August 18, 2011 / 12:21 am

    OH MY GOSH this is heavenly!!! How fun for a girls weekend or I suppose I could take the hubby too. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this!!
    xoxo

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