My friend Sam and I arrived and were escorted up to the 22nd floor of the hotel. Inside the suite, we were immediately blown away by the amazing decor, and the sheer massive size of the room. The one bedroom suite features a blend of luxurious and fun components including marble baths, a living room area, bar seating and even an arcade complete with Pac-Man and pinball!
At the bar area we were met with W Hotels of Chicago's Mixologist, Lauren Parton, who made customized "love potions" for us to sample. We each told Lauren the types of cocktails we enjoy and she whipped one up using one of four homemade syrups. My cocktail featured bourbon and a cherry jalapeno syrup, while Sam's featured a cucumber anise syrup. As an added bonus, we each got to take home the recipe for our cocktail, handwritten by Lauren, as well as a mini jar of the syrup!
There was also an artist on-hand from Doodlebooth to create custom hand illustrations. Sam and I sipped on our cocktails while we had our doodle drawn!
There was also a pretty sweet (pun intended) prize for all attendees. We had the chance to snap photos of the suite for Instagram and tag them with #extremewow for a chance to win a one-night stay in the suite, and have the image printed and placed in the suite for a year. We snapped a ton of photos but the winner of the contest was Lauren from Lion + Maven. Congrats Lauren!
Check out some more photos of the suite below!
W Chicago - City Center
172 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60603