Café des Architectes is More Than Just Another Hotel Restaurant

Oct 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

In a great food city like Chicago, great restaurants are a dime a dozen. New eateries open almost daily, and a hotel restaurant can easily be over looked. This is not the case however with Café des Architectes, located at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. The eatery offers internationally-inspired cuisine with local farm-to-table produce, all done with a classic French technique by Chef Greg Biggers.

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The Best Prohibition Cocktails in Chicago | Sponsored Content by The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Chicago goes by many names, including The Windy City, Chi-Town, and the Jewel of the Midwest. But during Prohibition, the state was known mostly as the home of jazz music and speakeasy watering holes frequented by thirsty (and frankly, very sneaky) city-dwellers. Fortunately those years are long gone. The cocktails that emerged from these drinking institutions, however, remain as classic libations on any respectable bar’s menu.  

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The Gray Floats Into the Windy City

Aug 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Chicago welcomed a new property to the neighborhood with the opening of the 293-room Gray hotel. Located in the former New York Life Insurance Building, the Kimpton hotel features custom-made materials that pay homage to the city and original pieces of art made by locals.

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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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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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Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and Playboy Partner Up for a Rockin' NYE Bash

Dec 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to finalize last-minute party plans to say goodbye to 2014. Those in the Chicago area (or those who are willing to travel for a good party) should plan on ringing in 2015 at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

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SOFA CHICAGO Design Fair Kicks Off its 21st Year at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall

Oct 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, SOFA CHICAGO—the world-renowned art fair dedicated to sculpture, objects, functional art & design— will kick this year’s event off with a preview party at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on November 6. Running from November 7-9, the full affair will showcase installations, design competitions, lectures, select works and more.

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Get an Inside Look at the Man, the Myth, & the Legend David Bowie in Chicago

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s never a bad time when Bowie is involved (Am I right?). Celebrating the famed musician’s traveling exhibit “David Bowie Is,” the Thompson Chicago is offering an exclusive package for its guests. The 247-room hotel announced its “Day and Night with David Bowie” VIP experience this week in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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The Historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Reveals Massive $215 Million Restoration

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

A large majority of hotel renovations are focused on giving guests the latest and greatest aesthetics and adding new technology to their offerings, such as touchscreen devices to walls throughout rooms and passageways. However, Chicago's Palmer House Hilton's $215 million restoration went the opposite direction and returned their centenarian structure to its original splendor and updated its former spaces back to their previous magnificence.

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Preview The Godfrey Hotel Chicago Before its February Grand Opening

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The latest entry in the rich Chicago luxury hotel market will soon be The Godfrey Hotel, officially opening in February 2014. As the flagship property for the boutique hotel brand’s launch, The Godfrey offers a modern mark on The Windy City’s architectural history.

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Be Among the First to Book the Midwest's Largest Hotel Suite After its $1.8M Remodel

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Looking for an over-the-top luxury holiday getaway without using your passport? The iconic, Beaux-Arts style Hilton Chicago is now taking $10,000-a-night reservations for the largest, most elaborate, and most expensive hotel suite in the Midwest — The Conrad Hilton Suite — now that its astounding $1.8 million beautification is complete.

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The James Chicago is a Modern Haven for Guests in The Windy City

Nov 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located just steps away from Chicago's most famous attractions, including the shops of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and museums, is the award-winning James Chicago hotel. Decorated in artistically inspired residential style with extra attention to guest comfort, the property features lavish accommodations, world-class fitness, a relaxing spa, and great dining options.

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You Determine the Price: Michael Jordan's Highland Park Estate Prepares for Live Auction

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Back in May we told you about Michael Jordan's listed Highland Park, Illinois home getting a pretty significant price drop from $29M to $21M. Well, apparently that was still too pricey because the luxury pad hasn't sold. 

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The Office Inside the Aviary

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Inside The Aviary in Chicago there is a cellar of sorts that is referred to as “The Office.” This location, while difficult to get admission to, is highly worth asking the staff at The Aviary to be granted access. This lounge is lit dimly and darker liquors and cocktails are prevalent to solidify the atmosphere so delicately crafted in The Office.... Read More

Auditorium Theatre - Chicago

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is beautiful venue with amazing acoustics that enrich every performance that occurs there. Opened in 1889, Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre has been host to a wide variety of plays, operas...... Read More

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