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The Once Members-Only Chicago Boy’s Club Enters a New Era as a Chic Boutique Hotel

Aug 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The historic Chicago Athletic Association’s days as a men-only, members club is no more, now that it has been completely transformed into a boutique hotel with 241 rooms. With roots tracing back to the 1890s, the Venetian Gothic building saw the crème de le crème of Chicago’s elite before it was shut down in 1997. Instead of allowing the landmark structure to be destroyed, Commune Hotels & Resorts and AJ Capital Partners bought the property in 2012 and set out to reopen the 11-story building as a luxury hotel. 

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Le Méridien Offers $1,000 Neiman Marcus Shopping Credit With One-Night Stay

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, you might want to check out the latest package from Le Méridien Chicago. The hotel, located near the upscale Oakbrook Center, has just partnered with Neiman Marcus to offer guests the Neiman Marcus Shopping Package.

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago Sells for Record-Breaking $113 Million

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Last month the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood sold to Laurence Geller, former President & CEO of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, for a record-breaking $113 million.

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Yoko Ono Tortures Us By Staying Silent About New SKY LANDING Public Installation in Jackson Park

Jun 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

John Lennon once said that Yoko Ono was “the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” Considering people still refer to her in relation to Lennon and The Beatles, we have to agree with him. 

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The James Chicago is the Go-To Hotel for Travelers & In-the-Know Locals

May 29, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Since The James Chicago set up residency on the prestigious Magnificent Mile in 2006, it quickly became a go-to destination for both discerning travelers and in-the-know locals. Known for its signature blend of intuitive service, warmly-modern design and liberated touches, the James is an ideal jumping off point to explore downtown Chicago and beyond.

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Fairmont’s Chef in the Park Program Turns Summer Picnicking Into a Lavish Affair

May 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Summer is all about days spent outside, meals eaten al fresco and enjoying the best weather the season has to offer. And combining them all into one stellar evening can make the experience even better.

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Fairmont’s Chef in the Park Program Turns Summer Picnicking Into a Lavish Affair

May 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Summer is all about days spent outside, meals eaten al fresco and enjoying the best weather the season has to offer. And combining them all into one stellar evening can make the experience even better.

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Thompson Chicago is Pulling Out All the Stops for Mom This Mother’s Day

May 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s that time of year again—Mother’s Day. But before you curse yourself for forgetting about dear old mom and call in an order of emergency roses, you might want to try booking her a room at Thompson Chicago.

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James Beard Rising Star Nominees Gather in Chicago for Chef Dinner Series at Intro

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We love a good dinner series, especially when its lineup of chefs includes rising stars in the culinary industry. It’s always nice to get in on the ground floor to savor a chef’s cuisine before getting a seat at their restaurant means a month-long waitlist. 

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For the Ultimate Chicago Bulls Fan: Airbnb Just Built a Private Bedroom Overlooking United Center

Mar 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It doesn’t really matter if you’re a Chicago Bulls fan or not—you don’t even need to like sports—this is without a doubt the most awesome room we’ve seen in a while. But to gain access to a dreamy night of center-court jump shots and sky-high views of the game, you have to write an essay on why you are the number one Bulls fan.

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6 Adult Easter Egg Hunts Around the World With Prizes You'll Definitely Want to Find

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When did someone decide that by growing up, we could no longer participate in the same holiday activities we did as a child? This Easter, instead of letting children have all the fun, we think it’s time adults got in on the action. 

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Earn Epic Bragging Rights by Racing America’s Cup Class Yachts Across Lake Michigan

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chicagoans will soon be getting an exclusive opportunity to experience two very famous International America’s Cup Class Yachts: the Dennis Conner's USA 34 Stars & Stripes and the Waikiki Yacht Club Challenge's USA 54 Abracadabra. As part of the Next Level Sailing Chicago hands-on experience starting May 15, people will get the chance to compete in a sailing yacht race across Lake MichigaRead More

Hyatt Enters the Realm of "Modern Traveler" Lifestyle Hotels With 15 New Properties in 2015

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer, Hyatt Hotels will debut a new brand in 15 locations geared toward the “modern traveler.” Hyatt Centric will be the hotelier’s sixth brand and is set to open in cities such as Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Paris and New York.

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Finally! Forbes Makes Chuan Spa at The Langham Chicago's First Five-Star Spa

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Chicago may have plenty of five-star restaurants and hotels, but they’ve never had a five-star spa. Until now. The Forbes Travel Guide 2015 list of Star Award Winners has brought Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago by giving it their prestigious star ranking. As the only Forbes addition this year (aside from the Windy City’s Arista Spa & Salon in Hotel Arista getting a four-star rating), Chuan Spa is definitely going to get an influx in reservations.  

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You Can Finally Jump in Bed With Richard Branson at His Virgin Hotel Chicago

Jan 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've been waiting for quite awhile to finally get in bed with Sir Richard Branson and now it can finally happen. The aviation mogul's very first Virgin Hotel opened yesterday in Chicago and shocker, it's pretty darn amazing. Looking less like a hotel and more like the super cool home of Christian Grey, it's everything we've come to expect from Branson—meaning it fills us with a joy generally reserved for Charlie Bucket as he enters the chocolate factory for the first time.

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