Staycation’s are our go-to for something a little more then our typical date night dinner. Matt and I were due for a staycation but needed something more relaxing, and intimate. So when Swissotel Chicago invited us to stay at their newly designed suite, called The Vitality Suite, it was a big fat YES!
According to Swissotel, The Vitality Suite was designed to help travelers revitalize body, mind and soul. Spanning over 1,700-square-feet and five rooms, the suite rethinks the conventional hotel room layout to optimize views and improve functionality. It includes the Wellbeing Wall which features simple, self-explanatory gym equipment, a Peloton bike, and a water rower to offer guests a productive, personalized workout within the privacy of their own room. There really isn’t an excuse to miss a workout while traveling when everything you would need is right in your suite. TV screens lead guests through an exclusive exercise program developed specially for in-room workouts. The suite also offers an exclusive refreshment center in addition to a special vitality menu developed by Executive Chef Dan McGee. Check out more details and photos here.
The Vitality Suite was created for guests (like us) that want yoga and fitness at their fingertips, and even better, just steps from their bed, and that’s just the beginning. Swissotel also curated an in-suite dinner menu with all of our dietary preferences and requests in mind. We were really looking forward to enjoying a dinner in our lush robes and happy to avoid the hustle and bustle of dining out downtown.
When we arrived at Swissotel we were greeted with a personalized letter from the Swissotel team and a sweet snack to hold us off before our dinner. You can see the videos of us exploring the massive 5 room and 2.5 bathroom suite on my Instagram stories under the “Swissotel” highlight. Even the in-suite snacks and refreshments were healthy! They had coconut water, protein drinks, all natural snacks that were organic/non-GMO, and homemade granola. It was amazing.
Our dinner was delicious, and was served in the suite’s dining room. And like I mentioned, we got dressed up in our fancy Swissotel robes ha! Check out this menu…
Smoked Salmon Tartare
Roasted Radishes, Turmeric Chick Pea Purée, Mint, Pistachio
Thai Basil Chicken Timbale
Avocado, Chiles, Mache, Lime Vinaigrette
White Balsamic Marinated Filet of Beef
Caramelized Onions, Roasted Carrot Hash, Caraway Seed Aioli
Coconut Banana Chia Seed Pudding
Passion Fruit Tapioca, Candied Hibiscus, Black Sesame Meringue
*We requested paleo friendly ingredients*
After our dinner, we cozied up with wine and watched some television, then we indulged ourselves in a relaxing activity, a bath. The tub was big enough for 2! My acupuncturist gave me a CBD bath bomb to try, and it was the best evening for it. The shower was also quite luxurious, and if I can insert the entire bathroom in my home I would. It felt very spa-like. So our evening could pretty much be summed up like this… quiet healthy dinner + wine + bath bomb = THE BEST SLEEP EVER!
The next morning we took full advantage of the in-suite workout facilities. The on-demand yoga classes, the water rower, and the Wellbeing Wall were our favorite. This really should be in all hotel suites, and would love it in my own home! If there was a hotel suite designed with my wellness lifestyle in mind, Swissotel’s Vitality Suite would be it. This suite has everything you could ever want when you want to stay healthy during a staycation or traveling. There’s nothing like this suite, and I highly recommend you book this experience. That’s right, it’s an experience. Make it a couples or friends getaway! If you’re looking to amp up your staycation, this is it and it’s perfect.
An enormous THANK YOU to Swissotel. We are so grateful to be a guest at your new Vitality Suite. Just ask, and we will make ourselves at home here anytime!