by Kimberly Peiffer - 51 Reviews - 84 List
Hotels in Chicago are turning up the heat and becoming--more than just a place to sleep--a place to see and be seen. Killer amenities, extra special touches and outstanding dining and nightlife scenes make these five Chicago hotels the places where everyone wants to stay, party and be pampered. (Photo: Elysian)
Updated: July 14, 2010
One can't help but feel like royalty when inside the uber-posh Elysian, a new mainstay in the Gold Coast. When not being treated like a king or queen at the world-class spa, check out one of the hotel's two renowned restaurant options (Ria and Balsan). The luxurious rooms with super cozy beds practically beg for a good night's sleep.
The Wit Hotel gives the Loop quite an architectural boost. Its modern design is completed by a giant lightening bolt stamped on the front of the building, but it's the trendy rooftop bar and classy restaurant, Cibo de Matto, that really heat this place up.
This hot downtown hotel boasts an all-too convenient location next to Nordstrom, as well as in-house restaurant, Sable Kitchen and Bar. Expect a great bar scene and a whiskey list so extensive that you may not remember your shopping binge the next morning.