Had a free Cat 4 certificate to use, so picked this property for a 1-night stay since I was in LA for an awards show & could take the hotel shuttle to LAX the next morning. Due to ORD being closed for 2 days due to the blizzard, ended up extending the stay to include 2 paid nights. The Renaissance is a nice property. Much better IMO than the tired Marriott around the corner. Lobby area quite lovely. Checked in; staff was quite friendly. Asked what I would like as a Platinum amenity without prompting. When I asked if I had a nice room (although I wasn't expecting much being on award stay), they said they had upgraded me to a suite. Nice suite overlooking runway 25R (did not hear plane noise). 2 flat screen tvs, one in bedroom & one in living area. Nice size empty minibar, so that you can fill it with stuff yourself or order from the shop downstairs or room service. I went to my favorite gourmet grocery store once I extended my stay, and stocked up there on munchies/drinkies. Aveda toiletries. Bathrobes in closet, along with room safe. Fancy schmancy alarm clock w/ lots of options. I did think the fan next to the bed was a bit noisy, but others might not notice. Internet is free for Gold & Plats. You accept the charges, but they're taken off your bill before checkout. I had a car for the first 2 days. Parking is pricey: $25 for self-park & $32 for valet park. Just call down 5 minutes before you need the car & they'll have it ready if you do the valet park. Hotel shuttle to LAX runs every 15-20 minutes. I believe it's shared w/ the Marriott. Since I was there during the week, the exec lounge was open. Again really friendly staff. I saw people using their laptops so assume there was wifi in the lounge. Lounge is a nice size. Mixture of tables & near the telly, couch and stuffed chairs. Actually has a 2nd lower level, which basically has 2 computer terminals for printing out boarding passes. I did notice one of the terminals had such programs as Word, so probably can be used for stuff like that as well. Newpapers are on a shelf to the left of the television. Brekkie in the morning included such things as bagels, english muffins, toast, pastries, muffins, hot oatmeal, cereals, fresh fruit such as strawberries, pineapple, fresh squeezed oj, grapefruit juice, etc. In addition, there was one hot entree item which varied daily. First day looked like eggs benedict. 2nd day cheesy scrambled eggs. Also coffee, tea, etc. There's also a cooler that has sodas and bottled water. I think mid-day they put out cookies etc. I went once to the evening offerings. A great (yum) baked brie that was encased in a pastry thing w/ fruit, a hot item such as turkey stuffed w/ cranberries, granny smith apples, tortilla chips and salsa, individual servings of veggies in a small glass, along w/ ranch dressing if needed, as well as indivual small plates w/ 3 types of cheeses, a fruit, and crackers. I think there were desserts later. There is a full (paid) bar with mixed drinks, beer, wine (2 types - regular & exclusive; dif price points), as well as the coffee, soda, etc. With O'Hare being closed I asked to extend my stay, and it wasn't a problem. I didn't need to check in-out. Check-out was easy; the bill was accurate. I did not use the health club, bar or restaurant on-site so I can't address those. There is a gift shop on the ground floor. I also believe that wireless is available in the lobby area. There is a i-net terminal & printer around the corner from the front desk that can be used to print out boarding passes, if someone is staying there & doesn't have access to the exec lounge. All in all, I had a nice stay & would definitely stay at this property again. Rates on the weekend are a lot less than during the week. Also, it participates in Marriott's EEO/BOGO program. Cheers.