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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Trump Partners With Lyric Opera of Chicago for Upcoming Wine Auction

Jan 6, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As a nice send off to 2014, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago announced their partnership with The Women's Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the upcoming Wine Auction 2015, which will be held at the Ardis Krainik Theatre. 

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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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CEO Buys Trump Penthouse for $17 Million Cash in Most Expensive Residential Purchase in Chicago History

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

On Monday, Sanjay Shah, founder and CEO of Vistex, bought the penthouse at Chicago's Trump Towers for $17 million—cash. Believed to be one of the most expensive residential purchases in Chicago history, Shah purchased the 14,260-square-foot penthouse on the 89th floor, unfinished, with another $15-million cost estimated to finish it. 

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Visit the Architecture and History of 11 of the World's Most Stunning Opera Houses

Jun 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether you're an opera fan, an avid admirer of historical architecture, or just someone who appreciates beauty, there are few buildings more lovely than the opera houses found all over the world. Sure, many are incredibly well known (like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia), but others tend to be quieter — though their stories are no less amazing. 

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SOFA CHICAGO Design Fair Kicks Off its 21st Year at Navy Pierís 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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Pullman Rail Journeys is Ready to Help You Plan Your Holiday Getaway in Chicago & NYC

Sep 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Well, it’s almost the holidays…or, at least it seems that way. As soon as Labor Day is over it feels as though life gets a little bit busier and before you know it, it’s Thanksgiving and then Christmas (I know, I felt overwhelmed just writing that). To get a head start on your holiday plans, we thought we’d tell you about a unique excursion to do with the family.

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Have You Heard About the Bentley Giveaways at the New Virgin Hotel Chicago?

Aug 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I heard that each night, adorable puppies are delivered to your room before bed along with canteens of hot cocoa at the new Virgin Hotel Chicago. It’s also been said that every 1,000th guest receives a new Bentley as personal thank you from Richard Branson himself. It’s true, I heard it with my own ears. Okay, for those of you doubting me, there’s a slight chance that I could be wrong, unless I’m not (then you’ll really look silly).

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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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Qatar Airways' Award-Winning Wines Showcased at CHILL 2013 Event in Chicago

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Qatar Airways’ highly regarded wines were enjoyed by over 3,000 people at the seventh annual CHILL Event in Chicago on November 14, 2013. The International Wine and Culinary soiree, presented by LuxeHome and Wine Spectator, delighted guests with dishes from 40 renowned chefs and 150 different wines, including those from Qatar’s own collection created by Master of Wine, James Cluer.

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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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