Friday, February 17, 2012

Best hotels in Chicago

When the great fire obliterated Chicago’s downtown in 1871, it left a wasteland of ashes from which a phoenix of modern architecture would rise. Chicago has been the playground for such visionaries as Louis Sullivan, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, and of course, Frank Lloyd Wright, who is still considered America’s greatest architect. Visiting Chicago can be like a tour modern American architecture, as museums, restaurants, and hotels are all included in the roster. No matter where you go in this city, you will be faced with history and the thought-provoking beauty of human ability.

Architectural Dining: Architect, Paul Schlesser, designed The Publican restaurant’s interior to present interiors as well crafted as the cuisine. The Signature Lounge, located on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center holds perhaps the very best restaurant views in the entire city, making it the perfect spot for evening drinks. Some of Chicago’s very best dining will be found at RIA, a highly revered establishment that boasts two Michelin stars. All about hometown pride, their chocolate pudding’s design pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright in it’s organically dynamic display!

Must-See Structures: Lincoln Park, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chicago Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the Monadnock Building, and the Museum of Science and Industry offer historical architecture and opportunities for exploration both inside and out.

The best hotels in Chicago were created with the understanding that in order to hold your own in this town, the architecture would have to be striking. You can expect museum-worthy collections of fine art, world-class décor, award-winning dining, legendary architecture, and impeccable service. If you’re planning a visit, can you think of anything more perfect than receiving Exclusive Complimentary Perks on your hotel reservation? Here are the best digs in Chicago:

The Peninsula Chicago is one of the city’s premier hotels for business or vacationing. Every suite and guestroom is tailored to meet the needs of the modern traveler, with such amenities as luxurious, marble bathrooms fit with separate showers, deep tubs with TV’s, and hands-free telephones. A state-of-the-art electronic-control system can be found in every room allowing guests to control every aspect of the features with the mere push of a button. Free high-speed internet access, and oversized executive desks offer additional touches for the business traveler. This hotel is right in the middle of everything, in the center of Magnificent Mile. It is a short walk to the remarkable Water Tower, one of the city’s most celebrated architectural landmarks. The Peninsula Chicago is also near all of the city’s most important attractions, for business and entertainment. It is utter Chicago perfection!

If gazing at architectural marvels is not enough for you, and sleeping in one is on your agenda; the fabulous Swissotel Chicago will satiate the desire. Overloaded with grandeur, sophisticated style, and luxurious amenities, everything about this hotel caters to the discerning traveler. Designed by one of Chicago’s most noted architects, Harry Weese, this triangular structure is comprised of all glass, and displays the most stellar views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park. The panoramic views of the city’s skyline are also pretty spectacular.

Freshly unveiled from a $50 million renovation, the towering Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is brimming with style, art, and luxury. Your stay here is meant to be so much more than a night in a hotel; the aim is for you to experience a lifestyle of exclusive comfort, service like never before, and the integrity of the new “PURE” rooms and suites. Offered only by the Fairmont brand, this symbol of sheer purity accommodates guests with allergen sensitivities for the most enjoyable hotel stay imaginable.

As one would expect of Four Seasons, their Chicago property welcomes visitors with open arms into their world of refined comfort and supreme luxury. Perfectly situated in the center of everything, a short walk to the fashionable North Michigan Avenue Shops, and just minutes from the financial district, this landmark appeals to guests across the board, for business or pleasure. Upon entrance, you will be greeted with unparalleled elegance, modern décor, gorgeous views, Michelin-starred dining, and lavishing amenities. The guestrooms were artfully styled and designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, who brings his signature crisp, French elegance. Pretty much everything you’d expect from the Four Seasons brand!

For those who marvel at the human accomplishment in architecture, Chicago is a haven. Since the advent of the skyscraper, and to the present, Chicago is town of brilliant structures. No matter what the building, chances are there was a lot of design, and thought behind it, no matter how large or small. For visitors, this focus on artistic building design is inescapable, permeating the city to it’s core.

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