Subway: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State/Lake; Red to Lake(312) 946-8945 visitmyspa.com41.884962 -87.621033 200 N Columbus Dr (at Lake St) Loop, Chicago
You can’t help but be impressed by the bells and whistles evident at the Fairmont’a new mySpa: lavender-scented, icy towels perched outside the eucalyptus steam room; a personal iPod in each treatment suite; Red Flower hydrating spray and lip balm waiting in your locker. But as impressive as these perks are, it’s more likely the perfect execution of basics that will totally win you over on your visit. The excellent massage service is always customized to your needs and displays a top-notch attention to details—therapists ask if pressure should be harder or softer, instead of waiting for you to pipe up. (Add a foot scrub, paraffin or hot stones for an extra $10.) Waxing, facials, nail services and soaks are also available in the modern and sleek sanctuary that’s outfitted in white and ice blue shades. After spa-ing, you might find yourself feeling too Zen to confront the bustling city streets. No problem, they’ll be happy to have you book a hotel room for the night.