Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago



The art world is alive and thriving in the Windy City, as seen in the brilliant design of Millennium Park attractions and the world-renowned works housed at the Art Institute of Chicago. Featuring more than 260,000 pieces of art from over 5,000 years of creative history, this magnificent gallery is a leading arts destination in the U.S. and is sure to inspire visitors of all ages.

Household names on display
Manet, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir: they're names you heard a thousand times in art class — people responsible for some of the most recognized art in the world, prints of which you might have hanging in your home. Now is your chance to experience your favorite works up close, seeing the minute details and vivid colors come to life.

Join the more than 1.5 million visitors who annually stream into these halls to see everything from ancient sculptures to medieval weaponry and armor. Study the intricate brushstrokes of a painting from the collections more than 35,000 Asian art pieces, and watch history unfold as you tour the multitude of ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian works. In the Modern Wing, you can travel through the rooftop sculpture garden to the Nichols Bridgeway, a pedestrian bridge connected to the refreshing Millennium Park across the street.

Before you visit, get a peek of the institute's collection in their online catalogue and begin preparing your route.

The art of dining
Wandering around 562,000 square feet of galleries is bound to make you work up an appetite, so take a break at Terzo Piano and let the award-winning chef Tony Mantuano craft an exquisite meal. For a quicker bite to eat so you can get back to touring, stop at Caffè Moderno and enjoy the view of Griffin Court. Families love the Museum Café for its kids menu and rejuvenating espresso, and outdoor seating is available in McKinlock Court.

Ready to be inspired by some of the greatest artists the world has ever seen? Then plan a visit during your stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Our hotel's location near the Art Institute of Chicago puts you about a 10-minute walk through Millennium Park to these magnificent galleries.