Elysian Spa & Health Club at Waldorf Astoria Chicago #BeAWeekender

What’s one thing to do while you’re away for the weekend?

Oh, yes… visit a spa.

In my “normal” life, I don’t get to have many spa visits. Actually, I don’t do any spa visits. It’s something that just doesn’t happen in my regular, day-to-day life. That being said – if you’re heading away for a weekend with your girlfriends, your partner or just by yourself… it’s definitely something to make sure you get on your to do list. It’s a wonderful way to relax, slow down and just breath.

I’m in Chicago this weekend with Hilton for their #BeAWeekender program. I love this program because it’s really about encouraging people to get away for the weekend and just BE! There aren’t many weekends left in 2014 (less than 13), so it’s important to take advantage of the time left! Hilton is encouraging people to visit a new city and stay at one of their 4200 properties!

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I’m doing JUST that this weekend.

Elysian Spa and Health Club

This morning, I took full of my #BeAWeekender experience and headed to the Elysian Spa & Health Club at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, which is one of the Hilton properties.

The Elysian Spa & Health Club was selected as the number one hotel spa in the U.S. in 2013 and 2014 by Conde Nast readers. Believe me, I understand why. It was serene, clean, gorgeous and luxurious. The spa prides itself in its meaningful, personalized service and serene setting.

It truly is a haven of relaxation in the heart of Chicago.

It was… in all honesty… exactly what I needed.

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The treatments offered are exceptional…

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And the best part, there are treatments offered for children, too… which I love!

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I had the Lava Shell Massage.

I traded my booties for spa slippers and a spa robe…

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It was absolutely FABULOUS. For 60 minutes I relaxed and allowed myself to completely just melt away. The lava shells were MAGNIFICENT. I didn’t know what to expect, but I’ll tell you what… it went beyond my expectations. My back, my shoulders, my arms, my legs, my feet… all fully massaged and relaxed.

Afterwards I sat in the relaxation lounge and just put my feet up and sipped some delicious chamomile tea…

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If you’re in Chicago, visiting or living, this is one destination you NEED to visit. The staff was wonderful and sweet and welcoming. The treatments were amazing. The showers, hot tub, lounge, locker area, changing areas… clean, gorgeous and beautiful.


Elysian Spa & Health Club… you’re my favorite spa spot in Chicago! I’ll be back. 🙂

To learn more about Hilton’s Be a Weekender campaign or to book a stay for yourself, visit hiltonweekends.com.

Disclosure: Sponsored posting with Hilton. All opinions are 100% my own.

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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