Being successful in Europe doesn't always mean something will make it in America -- just look at faking injuries in sports -- while normal overseas, that's a Giant no-no here. Putting a hurtin' on the US hotel game after conquering Europe, the Radisson Blu Aqua, in Chicago.
Opening next month in the first 18 floors of Chicago's newest skyscraper, the undulating 81-story Aqua, this Lakeshore Drive-adjacent 334-roomer's the first US version of a hotel concept that's been a hit in dozens of mostly European locations thanks to its sleek design-driven take on an American chain that hasn't always been that Rad...isson.
Accommodations range from City & Park View rooms decked w/ flatscreens and toiletries by Anne Semonin, to Business Class sleepers with private lounge access, to suite options topping out with the 1723sqft Aqua, all of which are available in one of two styles: swanked black granite-/electric blue carpet-equipped "Mansion House" rooms, or more understated, pale-wood floor numbers called "Naturally Cool", but not Naturally Kool, since Russell Crowe already showed they put all sorts of chemicals in those things.
And because you refuse to drink at Formica bars, they've got a marble martini bar-equipped resto called Filini serving modern Italian eats, plus a state-of-the-art gym, a lushly landscaped 70000sqft lifestyle garden (with running track, lap and wading pools, hot tub, sundeck, fire pits, cabanas, and presumably gratis issues of Life/Style), as well as a comprehensive concierge service called Yes I Can!, unless the question is "Could you quickly tell me the best place to hide a body in the city? Hypothetically speaking, of course".
The RB's location in the mixed-use Lakeshore East also makes it a solid choice for any Bears-game-attending Seahawks fan*, a group that -- when you consider how the 'Hawks would have dominated NFL Europe -- is well aware how hard it is to make it in the states.
*It's close enough to Soldier's field so you can quickly get to the game, and close enough to other attractions so you can quickly forget it.