Why should tourists have all the fun? Chicago’s stunning luxury hotels should be enjoyed by locals, too. That’s why we’ve dug up five of the city’s most gorgeous. Plan a weekend, or just a dinner, at one of these beauties.
THE LANGHAM CHICAGO
Talk about dramatic entrances. Elegant white marble, dramatic sculpture and soaring riverside views fill The Langham’s lobby. Don’t be surprised if you feel like pulling up a chair and staying a while.
THE WALDORF ASTORIA CHICAGO
The Waldorf Astoria’s Parisian-inspired architecture adds a little bit of Paris to the Chicago skyline. Indeed, with apartment-style rooms that feature wrought-iron hearths and tufted headboards, this may be the next best thing to the Left Bank.
CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL
You don’t need to be a guest to enjoy this Michigan Avenue hotel. From the airy rooftop down to the gothic second-floor game room, its public spaces are some of the city’s most picturesque spots.
Spend a weekend pretending you’re 007 at this Gold Coast boutique hotel. British designer Tara Bernerd has given it a sexy, mid-century style—plus, it’s got views to kill.
THE PENINSULA CHICAGO
The pool alone is reason to stay at The Peninsula. Located on the 19th floor, it affords views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding skyline from its 20-foot windows.