Posted September 11, 2016

Living the “Suite” Life – Your Way

Travel Tips

Suites. They’re not just for rock stars. All of that extra space means almost anything’s possible. Not to brag, but our suites are pretty sensational and none of them are cookie-cutter. What they do have in common is panache and style with a capital “S.” We’re talking soaking tubs, record players, private balconies, even a pool table.

Kimpton Hotels, The Gray, Chicago. Photographed by Laure Joliet

The Presidential Suite at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago, IL.

Here’s how our guests make suites their happy place.

The More the Merrier

When do you pull out all the stops? Bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and “good riddance to THAT person” toasts – it’s all worthy of a suite celebration surrounded by your favorite people. Our tip: order extra glasses and mixers from the front desk, fill the ice bucket and use what’s in your in-room bar to pregame before you head out for the night.

Suites - bach celebration gifts @jenpen0221

(Photo credit: @jenpen0221)

DIY Film Festivals

That sleek flat screen isn’t going to watch itself. Forget calorie-counting and order every single thing on the dessert menu. Then kick back with your favorite guilty pleasure flicks or new releases à la Kimpton guests Anita C. and Kim P.

Suites - room service @mandy_ochmanek

(Photo credit: @mandy_ochmanek)

Treat Yo’Self

Our perfect soaking ritual involves lots of bath salts, a relaxing playlist, endless fluffy towels and sinking into plush robes when the water finally cools. Think of it as your uninterrupted “me” time, sans kids. (Partner optional.)

Suites - Bloody Mary & Tub @phillylovenotes

(Photo credit: @phillylovenotes)

Dance If You Want To

We’ll bring the tunes, you bring the dance moves – guest Kelly M. knows how to party down. Our Director of Music Programming Lauren Bucherie curates playlists for all types of occasions – whatever your mood, we have a playlist for it. Stream them on Spotify using a Bluetooth speaker. If you’re at Kimpton Goodland, you can hit up the Record Concierge or pick your own at the fully stocked VNYL record shop on-site.


Space to Pace

If you’re making this a bleisure (business + leisure) trip, use that extra space to walk around and practice your presentation for that big meeting. Not only does it help with memory retention but positive self-talk and a “power” stance can help psych you up.

Perfect Your Selfie

From bold wallpaper to birdcages and ceramic dog statues, there are plenty of photo opps in room. Show us your best with #Kimpton.

Suites - Journeyman @jordandechambrestyle

(Photo credit: @jordandechambrestyle)

(Mentally) Check Out

Leave everything in the suitcase. Ignore your phone. Don’t leave your suite for 24 hours straight. That’s all good by us – you do you.


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  1. Jennifer Davis-Allison says:

    Kimpton is just the place to do all the above! Thx for some new ideas!