If it's romance you're looking for, you need not travel to destinations halfway across the world. Illinois, home to one of the largest cities in the United States, also has a great selection of romantic resorts perfect for sharing some time alone with your special somebody.
Sybaris first opened in 1974 and features three locations in Illinois, including Downer's Grove. The resort was named after an ancient Greek city in Southern Italy that was known for luxury and sensuous pleasure. Sybaris operates as a private club, with membership prices between $30 and $110. Each room is filled with luxurious bedding and linens and modern wood and glass decor. Rooms also feature either a private whirlpool or swimming pool. Some rooms also features waterfalls and fireplaces, depending on your unique preferences. If a mixture of privacy, luxury and sensuality suits your fancy, this may be a good resort for you.
Sybaris 600 Ogden Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-960-4000 sybaris.com
Essence Suites is a private sanctuary perfect for those looking for romance and relaxation. Located in Orland Park, this couples-only resort features a fireplace, rain show and Jacuzzi tub in each room. You will also find king-sized beds with luxurious linens, bathrobes and flat screen televisions. The resort has several "special request" packages, in which you can add to the romance by getting rose petals or chocolates set up or delivered to room. Or, enjoy a catered dinner in your suite. The Essence Suites operate as a private club, with a yearly membership fee required.
Essence Suites 14455 S. LaGrange Road Orland Park, IL 60462 708-403-3300 essencesuites.com
Champagne Lodge features 38 adults-only suites, each of which comes equipped with an over sized whirlpool tub, marble steam room and rain forest shower, stone-bordered fireplace, an LCD television with surround sound, wireless Internet access, a wet bar, Egyptian cotton linens and bathrobes. There are several romance-based packages available as well, including the "Sweetheart Rejuvenation Package," consisting of a couples massage, mango sugar scrub for him and mud wrap for her. The resort is located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago too.
Champagne Lodge 16W621 S. Frontage Road Willowbrook, IL 60527 630-455-0555 champagnelodge.com/
Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Doubletree Hotel is located in the heart of the city along Chicago's Magnificent Mile and is a perfect place for those looking for a romantic rendezvous in the city. The Sweet Romance package offered at the hotel comes with deluxe accommodations for two, a bottle of sparkling wine, breakfast in bed and late check-out so you can sleep in with your sweetheart. The hotel is located within close proximity to four-star dining, museums, shows, and parks, offering a romantic escape for those who enjoy big city life.
Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile 300 E. Ohio St. Chicago, IL 60611 312-787-6100 doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/CHIMMDT-Doubletree-Hotel-Chicago-Magnificent-Mile-Illinois/index.do