Architecture lovers flock to Chicago to admire its lovely buildings — and the town’s lodges are among the best examples. The St. Jane, voted by our readers because the sixth finest resort in Chicago, is housed inside an Art Deco skyscraper referred to as the Carbide & Carbon Building. Then there’s the Langham at No. 3, located inside an International Style tower designed by famend architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Every 12 months for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest lodges, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Hotels were rated on their amenities, location, service, meals, and total worth. Properties had been labeled as metropolis or resort primarily based on their areas and facilities.
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This 12 months’s lineup of prime Chicago lodges consists of smooth and stylish lodging. Contemporary class abounds on the Thompson, the place an oversize arched window in the resort’s Froines Room overlooks the Gold Coast neighborhood. At the newly opened Hotel Zachary, a boutique property in Wrigleyville, modern-vintage is the vibe. “Being right next to the ballpark brings an energy that is unparalleled — game day or not,” one reader stated.
No. 9, the Gwen, is one other stunner. Its circa 1928 Art Deco façade was sculpted by artist Gwen Lux, whom the resort was named for. The Art Deco glamour continues inside with blocky bronze accents and geometric particulars in the foyer.
Ahead, learn in regards to the No. 1 resort in Chicago — a first-time winner — and the complete record of properties.
10. Thompson Chicago
More info: thompsonhotels.com
9. The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel
More info: thegwenchicago.com
8. The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
More info: ritzcarlton.com
7. Virgin Hotels Chicago
More info: virginhotels.com/chicago
6. St. Jane Hotel
More info: stjanehotel.com
5. Hotel Julian
More info: www.hoteljulianchicago.com
4. The Peninsula Chicago
WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 93.35
More info: peninsula.com
3. The Langham, Chicago
More info: langhamhotels.com
2. Hotel Zachary
More info: hotelzachary.com
1. Viceroy Chicago
More info: viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
“Take incredible design in a great location and pair it with an outstanding food and beverage operator and it was our dream,” one respondent stated of the Viceroy’s first Chicago property, which opened in the autumn of 2017. “The hotel is approachable and fun. A must-stay.” Located on the location of the previous historic 1920s-era Cedar Hotel, the Viceroy’s design additionally incorporates a contemporary, glassy tower into the unique constructing, interesting to each old- and new-school vacationers. Moreover, it’s well-located in the town’s Gold Coast neighborhood, providing proximity to scores of bars and eating places. Best of all? There’s deep-dish establishment Lou Malnati’s subsequent door to the place. A primary spot, certainly.
See all of our readers’ favourite lodges, cities, airways, cruise strains, and extra in the World’s Best Awards for 2019.