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Where to Stay

Chicago Athletic Association, Downtown
Vogue
Vogue praised "the ever-impressive Chicago Athletic Association, which, even after opening nearly two years ago, is still garnering nonstop acco ...
The Robey, Wicker Park
Wallpaper, Vogue
"The Robey, with its prime location at the heart of Wicker Park’s iconic six-street intersection even now feels like the de facto anchor f ...
The Gray, The Loop
Vogue, Wallpaper
Slick new luxury hotel, housed in a stately 1894 skyscraper.  "The Kimpton’s trademark playful youthfulness is evident at every turn ...
Freehand, River North
Vogue, Wallpaper
Hip good value accommodations in Chicago's downtown River North neighborhood, by the team from NYC's hotspot hotel NoMad. "In addition t ...
Loews, Downtown
Wallpaper
Wallpaper admired the modern, sleek high-rise design of the new Loews Chicago, boasting "a lobby with an impressive two-story stone slab firepla ...
Thompson Chicago, center
Tatler
Tatler remarks about Thompson Chicago, "it's been given a socking great makeover by brilliant Brit Tara Bernerd, who's softened the expo ...
Soho House
Wallpaper
Wallpaper calls the new Chicago outpost of Soho House - "their biggest - and best - club yet. Comprising 40 guestrooms, a Cowshed spa, fitness c ...
The Langham
Wallpaper
Wallpaper writes, "Chicago's iconic IBM Building, designed by Mies Van der Rohe in 1966, welcomes the Langham Hotel to its hallowed halls... ...
The Ivy Hotel, Centre / Miracle Mile
Wallpaper
Best new hotel for business travelers in Chicago, according to Wallpaper in the attached review. "Ivy’s combination of plush, private spaces, a p ...
Park Hyatt Chicago
Elle, DailyCandy
In April 2012, Elle reports that Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan of the Park Hyatt Chicago. The hotel's bar on the 7th floor, Nomi Lounge, is a hip spot fo ...
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The Peninsula Chicago, Magnificient Mile
Elle Decor
Elle Decor calls the Peninsula Chicago, "The most sybaritic lodgings in town, with a popular bar and a peerless spa."  Rave reviews fo ...
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The Wit, The Loop, Downtown, Theatre District
Elle Decor
"A spunky new Loop addition, with a lightning bolt etched into its facade and one of the best rooftop bars in Chicago."  [Elle Decor, ...
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, Magnificient Mile
Elle Decor
"A 32-floor modernist standout on the traditional Magnificent Mile," writes Elle Decor about Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in the attached, Sept ...
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Four Seasons Chicago, Gold Coast
Elle Decor, Our Friends
Luxury hotel with "glamorous" rooms on Chicago's Gold Coast, offering great views of Lake Michigan.  ...
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Hotel 71, Dowtown
Financial Times, Financial Times, Financial Times
The FT's "hipper" hotel option for Chicago, "located at the nexus of Chicago's shopping and cultural centres. Film buff's ...
Hotel Allegro, Financial District
Our Friends
Fun, funky hotel in Chicago featuring a vibrant décor that blends Art Deco design with a chorus of modern colors.  Good value. ...
James Hotel
Wallpaper, DailyCandy
Swanky boutique hotel in Chicago with 191 rooms and an emerging art gallery space. Located a block from the heart of the Michigan Avenue tony shopping d ...
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The Burnham, Theatre District
Our Friends
Stylish boutique hotel located in the landmark Burnham building, erected by one of Chicago's leading architects at the turn of the century. ...
Old Town Chicago B&B, Old Town
DailyCandy
A DailyCandy B & B pick. ...
Ray's Bucktown B & B, Bucktown
DailyCandy
A DailyCandy B & B pick. ...
Hotel Monaco, Loop
Our Friends
Boutique hotel in Chicago near the Magnificent Mile. ...

Where to Eat

Parachute, Avondale
Vogue
Vogue's pick in the gritty, up-and-coming neighborhood, Avondale. "The bleak-sounding neighborhood has become the district of choice for cre ...
Proxi, West Loop
Wallpaper
Wallpaper admired the design of this new "gastronomic destination to the city’s already heaving dining scene."  "The dinner ...
Taxim, Wicker Park
Our Friends
The New York Times praised this innovative Greek restaurant.  "Chef David Schneider was of the opinion that Greek cuisine, and culture, had ...
Maple & Ash, Gold Coast
Wallpaper
Wallpaper admired the slick design of this new steakhouse in Chicago.  "Spread over two floors, an easy-going ground floor bar leads to a l ...
Ikram Cafe, River North
W Magazine
Fashionable lunch spot on boutique Ikram's second floor, "Chef Christopher Sullivan makes the most delicious farm to table food," remar ...
Swift and Sons, West Loop
Elle Decor
Elle Decor admired the cutting-edge, futuristic design by AvroKo of this new,  all-American steakhouse in Chicago.  ...
RPM Steak
Our Friends
Lots of buzz about this new, glizty take on a classic steakhouse.  In October 2014, President Obama dined at RPM Steak with friends during a fun ...
Grace
Our Friends
Swanky new restaurant taking fine dining to a new level in Chicago. From the team of servers who operate with military-level precision ...
Embeya, West Loop
Elle Decor
"Chicago's Embeya serves Asian cuisine inspired by chef Thai Dang's Vietnamese heritage.  [The decor evokes] a sleek take on Easter ...
Balena, Lincoln Park
Elle Decor
Stylish new restaurant in Lincoln Park by acclaimed chef Chris Pandel, serving contemporary yet rustic Italian cuisine.  "Dishes suc ...
Longman & Eagle, Logan Square
Elle, Elle Decor
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE: Elle Decor writes, "Wild boar sloppy joes and a long whisky list draws hipsters [at Longman & Eagle]. I ...
Jam, Ukranian Village, Logan Square
Elle, W Magazine
Elle reports, "Hipsters head to the city's [Chicago's] happening neighborhood, Logan Square, where at brunch spot, Jam, former Charlie T ...
Pump Room / Public Hotel, Gold Coast, downtown
Elle Decor
"Chef Jean-George Vongerichten and hotelier Ian Schrager have revamped the iconic Pump Room in Chicago's Public Hotel. First opened in 1938, the re ...
Girl and the Goat, West Loop
Elle
Elle says Stephanie Izard's restaurant, Girl and the Goat, is Chicago's "restaurant of the moment." Rustic, cavernous space, featur ...
Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, River North
Tatler
Tatler tells travellers to Chicago, "Head to the new, completely lively and wonderful Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar -- a better spot would be ...
Henri
Elle Decor
"Chicago's Henri -- named after architect Louis Henri Sullivan -- recalls a 19th century European salon. The elegant restaurant is outfitted with v ...
Schwa, Wicker Park
Elle Decor
Tiny, unassuming restaurant in Chicago where Elle Decor says, "chef Michael Carlson turns out inventive, globally-inspired dishes."  [Sch ...
Big Star, Wicker Park
Elle Decor
Elle Decor calls Big Star, "A casual but brilliant concept from chef Paul Kahan: whisky and tacos dished out on a packed Wicker Park Terrace.&qu ...
Avec Restaurant, West Loop
Elle Decor, Our Friends
Trendy Chicago restaurant in a well designed setting. Innovative Mediterranean cuisine.  Located in the hip West Loop area.  No reservati ...
Great Lake
Elle Decor
"Chicago's best pizza establishment," writes Elle Decor about Great Lakes in the attached article. "Fresh ingredients sourced from local ...
Table Fifty-Two
Elle Decor
"[At Table Fifty-two], Oprah Winfrey and Obama favorite Art Smith updates Southern seafood and meat dishes to stunning effect," reports Elle D ...
Alinea, Lincoln Park
Elle Decor, Our Friends
Buzzy restaurant by acclaimed chef Grant Achaz, previously of San Francisco's French Laundry. Edgy haute cuisine might be a good way to describe ...
The Publican, West Loop
W Magazine
Upscale beer hall by the team from Avec -- "that captures so much that is trendy in food right now -- nose-to-tail meats, locavore veggies, and ...
Lockwood Restaurant, Downtown, Theatre District, Millinneum Park
Town and Country
A Town & Country restaurant pick for foodies in Chicago.  [Chef Philip Foss's] imagination results in such delights as Scotch Fig, the preserve ...
Mercat a la Planxa
Town and Country, Wallpaper
Hip spot in Chicago, serving delicious Catalan-inspired food in a large, stylish, split-level space on Michigan Avenue. "Mercat's mile-long menu of ...
Sixteen
Town and Country, Financial Times, Financial Times, Elle Decor
Elle Decor writes, "Chicago heavy hitters are flocking to Sixteen, the new Trump International Hotel and Tower restaurant...with sumptuous interior ...
L2O, Lincoln Park
Our Friends, Financial Times
Chic seafood restaurant in Chicago, by acclaimed chef Laurent Gras. "The seasonal menu features every sea creature imaginable -- from Maine's peeky ...
Primehouse
Wallpaper, DailyCandy
Dry aged steaks and whimsical desserts by acclaimed chef David Burke. ...
Japonais, River North
Our Friends
Cool restaurant/lounge serving excellent Japanese/French fusion cuisine. Hip bar downstairs overlooking the Chicago River. Warm ambiance. ...
Le Bouchon
Our Friends
Charming French bistro in Chicago serving excellent food. ...
Le Colonial, Gold Coast
Our Friends
Fashionable French-Vietnamese restaurant capturing the beauty and romance of South East Asia during the 1920s.   Great atmosphere, music and f ...
Mia Francesca, Lakeview
Our Friends
One of Chicago's best Italian restaurants.  Warm, convivial ambiance. ...
Tru
Our Friends
Hip restaurant serving progressive nouvelle cuisine.  The well designed setting includes Warhols and Mapplethorpes. ...