Don’t just plan a bachelorette party; plan an unforgettable experience for the bride and her best friends to share. We’ve put together some ideas to breathe new life into bachelorette party traditions.

Loosen Up
with a Spa Party
Help the bride relax and feel her most beautiful with a bachelorette party at The Spa by ASHA at The James hotel. From the warm, detoxifying seaweed body wrap, to the stress-fix massage with essential oils, to the dual exfoliating facial featuring Aveda’s plant-based products, the ASHA menu offers an array of luxurious beauty and wellness treatments that can be customized for private parties. The Spa by ASHA’s signature aromatherapy footbath is complimentary with every service, for an extra dose of pampering.

Belly Up to the Barre
with a Class at Pure Barre
Your bride can spend quality time with her fitness-minded besties and plié towards her #fitbride goals with a bachelorette party at Pure Barre. Many of their locations will work with you to plan a bachelorette party that includes a private class. If you prefer the bike to the barre, Flywheel Sports offers a private party package that includes invitation design and your own custom playlist.  

Party Strong
with a MindFuel Wellness “Fuel Power” Class

Celebrate your bride’s future of healthy, mindful living by building her bachelorette party around a private MindFuel “Fuel Power” strength-building class. “Fuel Power” uses your own body weight to build strength and lean, sculpted muscle. All MindFuel private events are completely customizable, so you can build your party around a relaxing yoga or meditation session; nutrition coaching; or a fusion yoga and Pilates class invented by MindFuel. Then wind up any event with cocktails made from fresh, cold-pressed juices. You can arrange your MindFuel party at The James or in your own home.

Thai One On
with a Private Cooking Class
At The Chopping Block, your private party will cook a multi-course meal with the guidance of an experienced “Chefstructor.” You can broaden your cooking horizons with a traditional Thai or Spanish tapas menu, try your hand at Sushi 101 or book their outdoor kitchen and learn how to grill a fabulous brunch. The bride can roll up her sleeves and participate or she can sit back and watch while the rest of you chop, sauté and learn. Every guest will leave with the recipes for each dish on the menu.


If “all of the above” sound good to you, book a stay at The James Chicago and make it a bachelorette weekend. Warmly modern in its design, the hotel is located just a half-mile from the deluxe shopping of the Magnificent Mile, just four blocks from the El, and offers local transportation options including bikes and a car service., The Chopping Block, the Streeterville location of Pure Barre and the North State Street location of Flywheel are all within one mile of the hotel.

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