at 323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, 60601
Swissôtel Chicago is a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Its location provides access to several of Chicago's well-known features, including the Loop business district, the Magnificent Mile upscale retail district, and the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.RiverwalkThe hotel is adjacent to the Chicago Riverwalk, construction of which began in 2011, and is slated for completion in 2016. By the time it is finished, it will span nine city blocks. The Chicago Riverwalk contains seating areas, restaurants, shops, residential buildings, landscaping and water features, and offers activities such as boat and kayak rentals.ArchitectureSwissôtel Chicago was designed by renowned Chicago architect, Harry Weese, who is perhaps best known as the designer and architect of the Metro system in Washington, D.C., and of the Time-Life Building in Chicago.The hotel is triangle-shaped, glass, and stands 45 floors, and 457.01ft tall, but 12 of them (Floors 32-43) are in rush hours (it means that in regular times it will be as high as floor 31), offering views of the city, the Chicago River, or Lake Michigan, depending on the side of the hotel.
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