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Officially known as the City of Chicago, this city is the third most populous city in the United States. Chicago has been widely described as the birthplace of the skyscraper and described as perhaps the most influential architectural city of the 20th century. Chicago is a trendsetter; it saw the creation of the first standardized futures contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade which today now accounts for 20% of all volume in commodities and financial futures.
The city is an international hub for industry, commerce, finance, telecommunications and transportation. As a major transport hub, O’Hare International Airport is one of the busiest in the world while the city has the highest number of US highways and railroad freights.
Chicago has been described as a model for economic diversification making the city attractive to several investments. Chicago is also a top destination for tourism; it is the second most visited city in the United States with tens of millions of visitors entering the city annually.
The city is also home to several landmarks that include the Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Willis (Sears) Tower and Museum Campus.
“The affordable, well-situated Acme Hotel Company has a cheekily hip, rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic that’s targeted at the Internet generation. It fulfills a need in the neighborhood, which has plenty of chain hotels and expensive lodgings lacking personality.”
“Across from Lincoln Park, this historic hotel’s cool, kitschy vibe still feels authentic, thanks to details like the original Hotel Lincoln sign in the lobby. Guest rooms combine vintage and modern elements, including original art.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Chicago.
“This unique property makes you feel like a road-tripper of yore. The dark-wood-paneled rooms strike the right balance of retro vibe and modern amenities. The central location puts you near the river, Magnificent Mile shops and Millennium Park.”
“The 247-room Thompson Chicago has a Gold Coast address with the casual opulence and views — of both city and lake — to match. A stylish, splurge-worthy hotel with an excellent location, thoughtful perks and destination-style dining without having to leave your room.”
“The Godfrey boasts a Cubist-inspired facade and a marble-clad elliptical lobby. The modern design aesthetic extends to the 221 rooms and suites, many of which have skyline views. A youthful atmosphere pervades the stylish hotel, as evidenced by the high-energy music playing in the lobby day and night.”
“Humming, industrial-vibe magnet for Google employees who work across the street, and urban nomads checking in to check out the banging West Loop—and the city’s cultural attractions beyond. Well worth it for the insider access to a great restaurant, skyline-framing rooftop bar, and exposure to local art.”
Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List.
“The 1929-vintage Carbide and Carbon Building newly houses the 364-room St. Jane hotel in the Loop. Named for the pioneering social worker Jane Addams, the hotel plans to donate 1.1 percent of hotel revenue to a local charity. Guests will find local brands in the minibar and a destination all-day American brasserie, Free Rein, on the ground floor.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Chicago.