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Best Places To Go On A Luxurious Weekend In Chicago

November 9, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Credit: danahotelandspa.com)

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Everyone needs to be spoiled every so often and everyone needs to get away, but how many of us are really able to find the time? Give yourself a mini pamper session right here in Chicago by visiting one or more of these luxurious spots to treat yourself. You deserve it!

(Credit: Allyu Spa's Facebook)

(Credit: Allyu Spa’s Facebook)

Allyu – The Art of Healing
600 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 755-1313
www.allyuspa.com

For a real spa experience, check out Allyu on Chicago Avenue. The ambiance alone will put you at ease the moment you walk in the door. The menu is diverse and if you have the funds available, it would be easy to spend an entire day at the spa pampering yourself. If you’re looking for something romantic and special, try the couple’s package and get pampered together for three and a half hours. Allyu is on several lists for being one of the best spas in Chicago. Its massages are reputed to be amazing and the rain showers are almost like being transported to a warmer climate. If you’re looking to relax among the best, definitely check Allyu out. See a full list of services here.

Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa
3226 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-1800
www.johnathanbreitungsalon.com

If you’re looking for more than just a spa, try Johnathan Breitung Salon and Luxury Spa and treat yourself from head to toe. The salon-spa offers bridal packages, spa parties and more if you’re looking to go on a fun group event. The spa has all of the normal body wraps, nail treatments and facials you could ask for and its hot stone massage is said to be amazingly relaxing. Medical spa services are also available as well as a plethora of hair treatments.

(Credit: danahotelandspa.com)

(Credit: danahotelandspa.com)

Dana Hotel And Spa
660 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 202-6000
www.danahotelandspa.com

Why not go all out and stay at one of the most artsy and unique hotels in Chicago that is also equipped with its own amazing spa? You’ll never even have to leave the grounds to enjoy an entire weekend of luxury. Start out with some drinks at the beautiful Vertigo Sky Bar, open year round with indoor/outdoor access. You can’t feel stressed taking in that view. Be sure to check out the downstairs restaurant as well and enjoy some of the surprisingly well-priced food. Of course, a treatment or two at the spa is necessary. The Dana offers a variety of packages to suit anyone’s needs.

Related: Chicago’s Best Luxury Spas

Maxine Salon
712 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-1511
www.maxinesalon.com

What’s luxury without great hair? Maxine’s color stylists are all exclusively trained at L’Oréal Professionnel so they are guaranteed to nail it every time. Of course, the luxury is there with swanky robes and an amazingly sophisticated decor for you to enjoy during your appointment. Come a little early and enjoy some coffee or tea on the second floor while awaiting your cut or style. Beer and champagne are also available to sip while you relax. High-quality products are also available for purchase if you’d like to use the same items that were used on your hair at the salon back at home.

Men’s Grooming Parlor
5316 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 316-9357
www.mensgroomingparlor.com

Men need pampering too. Although, women are definitely allowed to book services at the Men’s Grooming Parlor if they wish. The decor is masculine, but not overly so, and the pricing is reasonable. If you’re getting a facial, the owner/operator, Matt Leyes, will take the time to go over your specific skin goals to give you an in-depth analysis. After the procedure, you will leave with recommendations for home care. Getting a wax job? You’ll get to take a shower once you’re done, so you can leave feeling clean and itch-free. Matt is an expert at making his clients feel comfortable and at home.

Related: Best Nail Salons In Chicago

Meredith Lyons is an actor, competitive fighter and fitness instructor in Chicago who also owns an amazing cat named Jake. Meredith has been writing on Examiner as the Chicago Martial Arts Examiner since 2008. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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