Sweet Chicago Rental: River North 'Flair' for $2,087
Imagine what it's like to stay in a star-studded hotel: the maids send out your laundry, the concierge books your dinner reservations, and the valet summons you a cab. Your dream may have just come true.
The brand new 198-unit building, Flair Tower, opening this spring in River North, has a lively marketing campaign that makes a lease sound like a permanent stay in a stylish, boutique hotel.
Need coffee daily at your doorstep? It's there with extra cream and a packet of sugar. But that's not all.
The building's around-the-clock concierge service will also provide valet laundry service, floral purchase and delivery, dining reservations, secure sport and theater tickets, make travel arrangements and book spa, massage and yoga sessions. All of these service amentities will come in handy in River North, the bustling gallery district of town that's also become home to several hip restaurants and lounges.
If you are not tired after the Bulls game and gourmet mini-tacos at Mercadito, no reason to call it a night, there's more to do in-house.
The ample indoor space at Flair has a "clubroom" outfitted with a pool table, Wi-Fi and televisions; a fitness center and a lap pool; and a terrace with gas grills for when summertime rolls around.
Inside your door, the units meet the commonly-accepted definition of a luxury apartment. Designed in art deco style, the upgrades include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, private balconies, in-unit washer and dryer, wood floors and walk-in closets.
Studios run about 600 square feet and start at $1,678; one-bedrooms begin at 700 square feet and go for $2,087; and
three-bedrooms are over 1,000 square feet and cost $3,079. All units are pre-leasing now for a early spring move-in date.
Really, the dream is only missing one thing -- maid service.