Views from Trump International Hotel & Tower: Chicago

I'm back from a whirlwind Windy City tour this past weekend, having celebrated my brother's 21st birthday and showing him the great city of Chicago.  The highlight was going to Wrigley Field for the first time, and having perfect baseball weather and great seats!

While I was staying at the Four Seasons, I did have a chance to quickly stalk Trump International Hotel & Tower, which is right on the Chicago river.  The lobby was slightly underwhelming and small.  Instead of inviting you to sit and stay awhile, this one felt more like the lobby of an exclusive city condo complex, with the doorman waving you in.  Of course, that is essentially what Trump Chicago is, with more than the double the number of condos than hotel rooms.

I did love the 16th floor terrace, where you can grab a drink even if you're not eating at Sixteen, the fine dining restaurant.  You have awesome views of Navy Pier, the Wrigley clock tower and my personal favorite, the rumbling "L" train, which is so very Chicago.  To me, the coolest thing about Trump Chicago is how its shiny, reflective exterior has transformed the city skyline.