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 Definitive Ranking of Trump Hotels' Presidential Suites

Oct 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

November 8 is already less than a month away, which means we’ll soon be welcoming in a new president. And unless you’re in the 24.3 percent of people who are lying don’t know that the Republican candidate is also a hotelier, you’re already aware that Donald Trump owns properties across the globe. So we decided to create a definitive ranking of Trump Hotels’ presidential (or best) suites in an effort to make hotel stays great again.

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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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6 Luxury Hotels Doubling as Art Galleries

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Around the world, luxury hotels have become more than just a place to lay your head at night. With unique amenities such as complimentary Porches, in-room shopping sprees with a local designer, and custom tequila bottles left as a welcome amenity for guests in Mexico, properties are setting themselves apart through more than just their guestrooms. Another way they are doing so is by showcasing world-class artwork throughout the hotel. If you’re an art aficionado, check out these six hotels whose collections are just about as envy-inducing as any museum’s.

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7 Very Grown Up Easter Egg Hunts

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Is it just us or did Easter sneak up on you too? With visions of Cadbury eggs, pastel color schemes and Champagne brunches filling our minds, it may have come early, but we’re definitely ready to celebrate. Across the globe, hotels are commemorating the holiday with plenty of activities for the little ones and festive dining options on Sunday. 

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The 22-Story LondonHouse Chicago May Become the City's Newest Wedding Hotspot

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 22-story LondonHouse Chicago may not open until spring 2016, but we're already excited to visit. With 425 rooms, the luxury hotel has a bevy of cool features, like its two ballrooms that collectively hold 800 guests, four different event venues, two restaurants, private dining rooms, a rooftop bar and two ground floors of retail spaces. 

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The Langham’s $10K Package Is Creating Holiday Magic With a Luxury Suite, Gifts From Burberry & a Christmas Eve Dinner

Dec 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Looking for some magic this holiday season? It might mean a little extra time with family and friends, a one-of-a-kind gift under the tree or a seasonal getaway for the family.

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Partially Renovated '20s Bungalow Hits Market for $529K in Popular Logan Square

Dec 1, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Calling all DIY fans. A new, renovation-ready bungalow is on the market in Chicago’s popular Logan Square neighborhood. The property, which sits just off Logan Boulevard on North Talman, currently includes a large living room, formal dining room, family room, open kitchen, three bedrooms and three full baths.

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MILA is On Course to Become Chicago's Classiest Luxury Apartment Building

Nov 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Developed by The John Buck Company, Partners Group and Becker Ventures, Chicago’s newest luxury apartment project MILA was named after its street location on the corners of Michigan and Lake. However, it seems just as likely that the developers named it after the likes of Milla Jovovich and Mila Kunis, since it's certainly stylish enough. Once finished in mid-August 2016, there will be 402 Class-A apartments with 12 different floor plans to choose from. 

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Chicagoans Now Have a More Exclusive Way to Travel With a Private Helicopter Charter

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Noticing a particular helicopter-shaped void in the Chicago market, Trevor Heffernan decided to buy his own rotorcraft and eventually founded his very own company in 2011, called Chicago Helicopter Experience. Though it started out as a tour offering, running flights out of Chicago Executive Airport, CHE has recently launched a brand new Premier chapter for charters.

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Luxury Auto Collectors Are Snatching Up Naperville’s Newest Condos Built Exclusively For Cars

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you have ever thought that your supercar collection looked lonely all by themselves in your garage, you’re not alone. In fact, a luxury condo complex called Iron Gate Motor Condos is being built right now in Naperville, Chicago for that very reason. 

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Living Luxe & Feeling Good: Chicago’s Arkadia is Ultra Modern and Yet Still Eco-Friendly

Sep 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The new Arkadia Tower in Chicago’s West Loop is bringing updated luxury to the popular Greektown neighborhood. Rising 33 stories above the city, the property boasts 350 spacious units and 360-degree, unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline.

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The New Art Deco-Designed Gwen Hotel Takes Guests Back to Chicago in the 1930s

Sep 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has just opened in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile district. The property, located in the McGraw Hill building, took over the Conrad Chicago and opened its doors at the beginning of the month.

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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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