Indoor Pools Help Chicago-area Renters Beat the Winter Blues with Soothing Sophistication
CHICAGO (February 16, 2016) – It’s the dead of winter, so what do Chicago-area renters do to sooth the soul and beat the winter blues? For those living in a community with an indoor pool, they can find the answer without stepping foot outside. An onsite, indoor pool, complemented by comfortable cabana seating and spa-like conveniences, is particularly prized to help shake the icy grasp of Old Man Winter.
Without a doubt, it’s a year-round spa day for residents at these three properties:
H 2 Oh! at 73 East Lake; East Loop
A striking two-story pool area awaits residents at 73 East Lake. The heated indoor pool is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the space with natural light while keeping Mother Nature’s bite at bay. An oversized spa with waterfall as well, as a sauna and steam room gives residents much-needed relief from Chicago’s bleary winter weather.
“73 East Lake has no shortage of spectacular amenities, but this jaw-dropping space is one that really impresses prospective residents,“ said Diana Pittro, executive vice president of RMK Management. With the textured wall treatment, oversized imported tile flooring and cylindrical chandeliers, the space feels like a high-end hotel, she added.
At 73 East Lake, there are 332 residences ranging in size from 682 to 1,246 square feet. Plans include convertible/studio-style layouts, one-bedroom/one-bath layouts, and two-bedroom/two-bath layouts. Lease rates currently range from $2,095 to $3,825 a month. For more information, call (312) 269-9900 or visit www.experience73.com.
Unwind, Body and Mind at the Parc Huron; River North
Residents are awash in tranquility at the Parc Huron’s indoor pool and spa center. The building’s warm soaking pool features a flowing waterfall, while the adjacent sauna and meditation rooms give residents a peaceful respite from the outdoor elements. And, what’s more, the crystal blue waters of this indoor water spa are actually green, as Parc Huron is both a LEED Gold- and Energy Star-certified building.
“This water spa is like a hidden oasis for residents, “said Pittro. “The quiet surroundings, peaceful mood lighting and comfortable lounge furniture create a Zen-like experience.” Pittro added residents can enhance their spa experience by working with Parc Huron’s onsite management team to book a massage in one of the adjacent massage rooms.
Located at 469 W. Huron Street, Parc Huron is a 21-story building of 221 luxury apartments. Parc Huron includes one- to three-bedroom apartment homes, ranging from 614 to 1,443 square feet. Lease rates currently range from $2,037 to $4,283 a month. For more information, call (312) 854-8400 or visit www.parchuron.com.
Blues be Gone at Regency Place; Oakbrook Terrace
Luxury meets location at Regency Place in Oakbrook Terrace. An indoor heated pool with sauna and steam room takes suburban rental living to new heights of comfort and convenience. Part of the expansive 8,600-square-foot community clubhouse, the pool, sauna and steam room exude a sophisticated country club vibe and provide a dedicated space where residents can relax and rejuvenate. The pool area features a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, a stained glass skylight, and is complete with cabanas and lounge furniture.
“This pool is just as beautiful as it is versatile,” Pittro said. “It’s large enough for laps or water aerobics, yet intimate enough that it doesn’t feel like a gym. Residents of all ages enjoy this amenity.”
Regency Place, located at 2003 South Meyers Road, is an award-winning luxury apartment community in west-suburban Oakbrook Terrace. The development offers 112 one-, two- or three-bedroom plans, ranging in size from 856 to 1,749 square feet. Rents range from $1,920 to $3,935 a month. For more information, call 866-561-1025 or visit www.rmk.com/regency_place/.
About RMK: Chicago-based RMK Management Corp. manages over 6,700 apartment homes in the Chicago, Indiana and Minneapolis areas. The company’s portfolio spans a range of apartment types, from high-rise and mid-rise buildings to two- and three-story walk-up apartments, garden apartments and affordable housing. RMK also develops, builds and renovates communities. The Illinois communities are located in Waukegan, Barrington, Palatine, Libertyville, Schaumburg, Geneva, Aurora, Naperville, Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Evanston, Lombard, Wildwood, Chicago, St. Charles, Elgin and Springfield. Communities in Minnesota are located in Minneapolis and Edina, and the Indiana communities are located in Valparaiso and Chesterton.