Union West: Luxury Apartments in Chicago’s West Loop

A view from Chicago's Union West Apartments

Chicago has always been a study in contrasts. With a heavily industrialized past which has given way to a more sleek and modern future, it’s not uncommon to see elements of both sides of the city wherever you go. Now this harmonious blend is brought to your doorstep with Union West apartments, the brand-new luxury complex located in Chicago’s West Loop.

Before you even go in, this building draws the eye. The two towers, each 15 stories high, command attention. With lower levels of the more traditional brick design, and glass going up from there, Union West makes home for 357 new luxury apartments that are striking both architecturally and aesthetically.

It certainly isn’t hard to find. Located only a block away from McDonald’s Global Headquarters, Union West is so convenient, you’ll quickly find yourself wondering why you would ever consider living anywhere else. Step inside and look around and you’ll quickly know why. 

The interior at Chicago's Union West apartments
Staying inside on a cold Chicago evening

The Luxury is in the Details

Perhaps the most striking part of walking into the West Loop home space is the absolute tranquility, like a pocket of silence high above the bright frenetic energy of Chicago’s most up and coming neighborhood. It cradles you the moment you walk into the well-appointed luxury of the building, complete with smiling faces and welcoming support personnel.

“When I saw the dog spa I thought, man, I could bathe in here!”

Dorothy, Owner of Hotspot Rentals

Thick, deep chairs and sofas line the lobby. A warm fireplace on a cold night is a welcome place to host your guests, or to wait for your ride on those nights when the Windy City is trying its hardest to live up to its name. Thick, warm carpets, tasteful décor and a touch of grace are the hallmarks of a luxury dwelling and Union West apartments knows this like no other.

A corner apartment at Chicago's Union West apartments
Union West corner apartments offer tons of light

Apartments So New, the Shine Still Squeaks

Brand. New. Luxury. Apartments. Think for a minute what that means. These apartments have never been lived in. This is a rare opportunity to make the place exclusively yours from the beginning. The fixtures, the appliances, the walls, all of these are new and fresh and waiting for the first person to claim them as theirs. There’s never a question how long an appliance has been used, how many times a wall has been repainted. The answer is always: none.

Beautiful kitchen at Chicago's Union West apartments
Kitchens that are perfect for cooking and entertaining

Luxury Apartments Designed with Your Home in Mind

That said, home is just a short elevator ride away. Upstairs you’ll find a variety of options from the surprisingly spacious studios and convertible units all the way up to 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and even 3-bedroom options designed to fit your needs whatever they may be.

From the moment you open the door and step inside, you can’t help but be impressed. Immediately you’re drawn to the window…how can you not look? The floor-to-ceiling windows let in light and provide breath-taking views of the Chicago skyline. Everything focuses on luxury and convenience.

Bedroom with high ceilings at Chicago's Union West apartments
 High ceilings enhance the space and lighting

A step back and you start noticing how the majesty of the Chicago skyline is framed against the fine details of high-quality design. 

Union West apartment's modern bathroom
Well appointed powder rooms with built in shelving

But don’t forget the small details which make a luxury apartment a home. Granite countertops? Check. Stainless Steel appliances? Check. Hardwood floors? You got them! There are even Rain Shower Heads so that your morning shower becomes something you can look forward to. Plus, these other luxury must-haves:

  • European style cabinetry with an espresso finish
  • Modern black fixtures in kitchen and bath
  • Nest thermostats
  • High ceilings
Stacking washer and dryer at Chicago's Union West apartments
Walk in closets and full size washer and dryer

Hunt around, and you’ll find a few things tucked away just for your convenience such as charging ports for your electronic devices in both kitchen and master bedroom, or the fact that every unit has a washer and dryer. As they should!

Union West apartment's rooftop view
Intimate gatherings by the fire overlooking the Chicago skyline

Amenities That Charm and Delight

It seems like around every corner of the common areas you’re going to find clever nooks to sit and converse with friends. From large rooms designed to hold a crowd to small spots around the firepit on the rooftop terrace, there’s something for every gathering.

Exercise is not neglected with the state-of-the-art exercise room where even the yoga and spinning center looks out over the city. If swimming is more your thing, the outdoor pool is a beautiful treat in the heart of the city, complete with cabanas for relaxing between laps.

Even working from home is made easier with private work centers for resident use, complete even down to the computers and printers available if you’d rather not drag your laptop around with you.

Union West Apartments luxury pet spa
A pet spa to make us humans jealous

Pet-Friendly Living at Its Best

What’s the use of elegance if you can’t spoil that special someone? Pets are family and at Union West, they are treated as such. We’re more than pet-friendly, we’re pet-welcoming. That’s one reason why Union West has a pet spa and dog grooming station. There’s even a private dog run on site, though with such an attractive tree-lined neighborhood, you might want to step outside to take your pup for a walk.

Union West is so conveniently located; the entire city is available from a brief walk to the CTA at Morgan Station with access to the CTA Green and Pink lines. For commuters, Union West has reserved private parking and charging stations for electric cars. There is also a bicycle storage and repair workstation if you’re more inclined to want to pedal to work. If you work in the medical field, this is an especially nice location, as you’re only a short walk from the Rush Medical Center. 

Speaking of the Neighborhood…Let’s Talk about Living in Chicago’s West Loop

You may have heard about the West Loop. Rather recently, a small explosion of excellent restaurants have blossomed along the Chicago River, between Grand Ave, Ashland Ave and Eisenhower Expressway. Check out the restaurant selection just seconds from Union West’s doorstep.

A map of restaurants in the neighborhood surrounding Union West luxury apartments
So many restaurants surrounding Union West

That is an impressive selection! A section of Randolph Street is lovingly called “restaurant row.” A variety of dining can be found from burgers and fries to French cuisine. The foodie in you will absolutely delight in all the options. More interested in eating at home? There’s a Whole Foods and a Mariano’s grocery store just around the corner.

Once you’ve had a bite to eat, it’s time to explore the area. Museums, opera houses, theatres and more enliven the West Loop and surrounding areas. This area is truly a treasure trove of culture and taste!

This is more than just a collection of luxury apartments; this is a community living in the heart of the city. Still not sure? Feel free to reach out to us here at Hotspot Rentals and let’s go tour together.  We think you’ll be glad you did.