LAP OF LUXURY Those who’d rather not penny-pinch on their next staycation can go all out at this Gold Coast hotel, where the guest rooms (starting at a grand-opening rate of $295) average 890 square feet. It’s all about the finer things in life here, so expect marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, vanities with inset LCD televisions, beds covered with 460-thread-count sheets, furnished terraces and cozy fireplaces in each room. Elsewhere in the hotel, you’ll find the Elysian Spa & Health Club, featuring traditional spa services (such as facials and massages), a men’s atelier and a mosiac-tiled, saline-water-filled lap pool. 11 E Walton St (312-646-1300, elysianhotels.com).
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