The Langham's Chuan Spa & Health Club Receives Chicago's Only Five-Star Rating


 Wellness-focused spa earns prestigious award from renowned luxury travel resource

Chuan Spa Treatment Room

(CHICAGO, IL; February 11, 2015)— Chuan Spa & Health Club (330 N. Wabash), located in The Langham, Chicago, today announced it has received a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. The wellness-focused destination, seamlessly integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies and treatments, is the only spa in Chicago to receive this prestigious status, as showcased on Chuan Spa is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.

“We are thrilled to receive the top ranking—the first in the state of Illinois and in the city of Chicago—from such an admired travel resource, setting the benchmark as a luxury spa industry leader,” said William Wesley Myers, Director of Spa at The Langham, Chicago. “This acknowledgment truly reflects the quality of product and services that we provide at Chuan Spa – we couldn’t be more excited to be the first spa to earn this elite status in the great city of Chicago.”

Chuan Spa & Health Club features an exclusive curated collection of products and treatments rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – an ancient modality that assists in rebalancing one’s whole being. The spa’s menu provides guests with a progression of wellness offerings – from novice to advanced –  beginning with a series of classically refined spa treatments, followed by a selection of 21 specialty Chuan Signature Services, topped off by four foundational advanced TCM services, with oversight by our Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Additionally, Chuan Spa & Health Club features a modern fitness studio and adjoining group class studio outfitted with state-of-the-art strength, endurance, and cardio equipment. The centerpiece of the wellness oasis is a 67-foot swimming pool with its shimmering spotlights reflecting off the water from above and below. A heated hydrotherapy Jacuzzi complements the welcoming, contemporary space and exclusive Chuan Members can relieve tension with a gentle water massage.

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

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Chuan Spa & Fitness Club

The Chuan Spa values are based upon the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), yin and yang, the meridian system (jing luo) and the five elements (wu xing – wood, fire, earth, metal and water,) all of which place a strong emphasis on rebalancing the elements and providing a journey into wellness. Chuan Spa has exclusively developed over 20 signature treatments with the guidance of the in-house TCM doctor to ensure the highest levels of authenticity and conceptual integrity. To compliment these services, a comprehensive Chuan branded retail and professional spa product range was created, which included the 5 Element Massage Oils and Essential Oils.  As the spa brand of Langham Hospitality Group, the first Chuan Spa was opened in 2005 at Langham Place, Hong Kong; other locations around the world include The Langham hotels in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Ningbo, Shanghai and Shenzhen.  For more information, visit

The Langham, Chicago

The newest North American addition to Langham Hospitality Group’s luxury profile, The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmarked, 52-story riverfront IBM building  (renamed AMA Plaza in September 2013) designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at 330 North Wabash Avenue. Offering 316 guest rooms and suites, this is the company’s first purpose-built hotel in the United States and fourth property in the U.S. The Langham, Chicago features a 22,000 sq. Health Club housing Langham’s signature Chuan Spa; Travelle restaurant, lounge and bar serving breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner; the Pavilion Lounge for afternoon tea; a 4,000 sq. ft. Langham Club with butler service, light meals and business facilities and 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including the elegant Devonshire Ballroom. The hotel features a fine art collection with more than 150 pieces of distinctive art. Reservations for Langham hotels can be made online at For further information about The Langham, Chicago, visit www.chicago.langhamhotels or dial 312-923-9988.

Langham Hospitality Group

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under The Langham, Langham Place, and Eaton brands that are located on four continents. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

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Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. is the sole online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.