Located in the heart of bustling River North, this boutique hotel and spa offers a soothing respite from the city by balancing the latest tech with luxe amenities. An earth-toned aesthetic of natural sustainable woods and the premier Spa at Dana enhance the feeling of escape. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6000; danahotelandspa.com
One of the city’s hottest hotels, this chic River North space boasts 221 stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites and is also home to two neighborhood dining and nightlife favorites: lobby-level Italian must-try Dolce Italian and fourth-floor indoor/ outdoor rooftop lounge IO Godfrey. 127 W. Huron St., 312-649-2000; godfreyhotelchicago.com
This buzzed-about new hotel by Kimpton has made a splashy debut in the Financial District’s majestically restored New York Life Insurance Building, and boasts opulent design fused with modern touches. South American-inspired rooftop bar Boleo and library-chic mixology hot spot Vol. 39 are can’t-miss destinations. 122 W. Monroe St., 877-771-7031; grayhotelchicago.com
With more than 2,000 guest rooms, a full-service business center, and 240,000 square feet of event space, this expansive hotel (the city’s largest) located along the Chicago River is a magnet for both corporate and leisure-minded travelers. 151 E. Wacker Dr., 312-565-1234; chicagoregency.hyatt.com
Consistently named among the top hotels in the world since its opening in 2013, this sumptuous retreat from the London-based luxury hospitality brand offers 24-hour butler service and a prime vantage point of the city from its iconic setting in Mies van der Rohe’s 1971 IBM Building.
INSIDER TIP: Taste the luxe life with afternoon tea in the lobby-level Pavilion. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312923-9988; langhamhotels.com/chicago
Tucked away in Streeterville, between Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier, this gleaming high-rise is a brilliant addition to the skyline, and boasts 400 guest rooms (including 25 luxury suites) plus all-day dining destination ETA, which features seasonal fare and