Club Lounge at the Langham Hotel, Chicago: Hotel Review

by | Jul 6, 2014 | Chicago, Hotels, Luxury, USA

On a girls trip to Chicago my lovely mum and I stayed at the amazing Langham Hotel (check out the hotel pics and review here). We treated ourselves to a Club room which included access to the amazing Club Lounge in the hotel. The Club Lounge was so lovely that it needs its own post (and so I can share some of the million pics I took of all the fabulousness)!

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The Langham Club Privileges

As part of our club room booking we received access to the Langham Club Lounge on the club floor and enjoyed all the perks that come with access to the lounge. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, and were sent to the lounge for private check in, to when we departed we received an incredible personalised service from all the lounge staff and were made to feel instantly at home.  The huge lounge is a really beautiful place to just hang out and curl up with a book and a cup of coffee or to enjoy sampling some of the many food offerings provided during the day.

Club benefits include:

  • Private check in and check out
  • Breakfast, snacks, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapes
  • Wi-fi
  • Personalised butler service throughout the stay
  • Escort to the room on arrival

The Club Lounge

Entrance:

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Dining area:

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Business Centre:

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Library:

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Lounge Food and Drinks

The buffet:

Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground

Breakfast

The breakfast buffet included a selection of pastries, fruits, hot food, porridge, fruit juices and salmon and cheeses. The lounge staff also rustle up a mean tea for any occasion and on the first morning I had an incredible jet lag reviver.

Pastries:

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Fruits:

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Salmon and cheeses:Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground

Afternoon Tea and Snacks:

Afternoon Tea was served daily and the traditional afternoon tea offerings were served. The Langham in Chicago is renowned for it’s afternoon tea and it was lovely to sample some treats in the lounge.

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Sandwiches:Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground

Scones:Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground

Chocolate deliciousness! Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground Sweet treats:Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground

Cakes:Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground
Awesome cookies:
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Snacks:
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Evening Food

Evening canapes were served daily and the selection varied. The focal point was a stunning shrimp and sushi display which tasted as good as it looked. Canapes and hot foods were provided also.

The incredible shrimp display in the evening buffet:

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Sushi:

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Canapes:

Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplaygroundHot food:

Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplaygroundDrinks:

Throughout the day soft drinks, water, tea and coffee are available and, during the evening canapes,  a quality selection of wine, beers and spirits were on offer.

Coffee:

Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplaygroundEvening beverages:

Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplaygroundThe Views:

The views from the club lounge floor to ceiling windows are stunning and we spent some time admiring the lovely scenery and spotting potential shopping destinations!

State Street:

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Chicago River:
Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplaygroundOther Club Level Perks

There are a few other perks listed on the website but we didn’t avail of them during our stay.  These included:

  • Two-hour use of The Langham Club Boardroom
  • Complimentary pressing of three garments
  • Valet assistance with packing and unpacking
  • Complimentary in-town car service

The Langham car:

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Booking

We booked our stay at the Langham Chicago with booking.com. We use Booking.com for most of our hotel reservations outside outside of our Asia trips. It’s reliable, has a huge inventory and the prices are as good as we can find. Remember to use our affiliate link if you are booking through Agoda (for Asia) or booking.com (outside Asia): we receive a small commission which helps us maintain our website and continue to provide information for your adentures. You pay the same price either way!

Overall

The club lounge at the Langham is outstanding. We loved having a space to chill out, grab some drinks and nibbles and curl up with a magazine all while enjoying the stunning views of Chicago. The personalised service is a real treat and made us feel totally at home. As soon as we saw the club lounge on the hotel website we knew we had to indulge and we were definitely glad we did. Now we just need a reason to head back to Chicago and return to the Langham club!

Club Lounge Langham Chicago @thewholeworldisaplayground

3 Comments

  1. What a loungE. I think it is well worth a visit

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  2. I have had the pleasure of staying at The Langham a few times now, and hands down, it is THE BEST hotel experience I have ever had. Carlos, the director of butler services, treats you not as a client but as family. No attention to detail is ever left undone. Now that I am a Chicago resident, it is still, my go to place for a night away. Run don’t walk to The Langham and its’ club level accommodations!

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    • So good to hear you love it too Judith, it’s such a fabulous hotel! The club lounge is fantastic, easily one of the best I’ve experienced in the US. Now I just need an excuse to return!

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