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7 Loop Hotels are the Best in Chicago: Readers’ Choice Awards 2018

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Posted  2 months ago  by  Ammanuel M. Ayalew

With an esteemed reputation for design and Midwestern hospitality, the Chicago Loop hosts a bounty of hotels where form meets function. In the annual Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 by Condé Nast Traveler—a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine that surveyed 429,000 respondents—seven Loop hotels are part of the top 25 hotels in Chicago, the best big city in the U.S.


Steps away from the theatre district, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, State Street shopping, Grant Park and all the hottest attractions in the city, these hotels offer opulent experience during your stay in the Windy City.

#25 Palmer House Hilton Chicago

The birthplace of brownie and the most time-honored hotel in Chicago, Palmer House Hotel Chicago continues to thrive in the heart of the theatre and financial district. Its jaw-dropping vintage lobby, painted ceiling and sparkling chandeliers offer a glimpse of history.

#18 Kimpton Gray Hotel

Set in a historic building that’s considered one of Chicago’s finest landmarks, Kimpton Gray Hotel is the height of opulence. Like a well-tailored suit, Kimpton Gray Hotel has been designed with you in mind. No detail has gone unnoticed, no amenity spared.

#17 The Blackstone Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Blackstone Hotel is a storied architectural icon rooted in the city's legendary past, but newly updated to deliver a distinguished hospitality experience for today's discerning traveler. Previously known as the Renaissance Blackstone, this recently revitalized destination is blooming as a point of cultural and creative discovery on the Cultural Mile. This hotel offers modern accommodations with views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park, acclaimed dining at Mercat a la Planxa, craft cocktails and entertainment at Timothy's Hutch, refined meeting spaces, and more thoughtful details.

#9 Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

For the curious, the adventurous, and those who see every journey as a chance to be inspired by the unexpected, Renaissance Chicago is the destination. It offers elegant lobby, featuring a VIP R Lounge, rooftop bar, artist studio, coffee bar and library while taking in the sweeping downtown views.

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#7 LondonHouse Chicago

This dynamic luxury lifestyle hotel features Chicago's only tri-level rooftop venue, lobby bar, spa, fitness center and two floors of upscale retail space. It synchronizes the classical architecture of 360 North Michigan Avenue with a modernist 22 story all glass tower addition forming a one-of-a-kind destination in Chicago. Guests can dine indoors or out while enjoying re-imagined American cuisine and cocktails.

#5 Virgin Hotels Chicago

Heartfelt delights meet seductive style at the charismatic Virgin Hotels Chicago. Housed in a historic building, formerly known as  Old Dearborn Bank Building, it provides convenient access to food, work and play on site. It is home to the delightful diner Miss Ricky's, the rooftop bar Cerise, the centerpiece Commons Club and the fun library called Funny Library.

#3 Chicago Athletic Association

The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel seamlessly blends its storied legacy as one of the nation's most revered social clubs with modern day sophistication. Inside this 1890s monument to the big-shouldered, can-do spirit that defines our city, you will find 241 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites with contemporary amenities.

For a complete list of the Readers’ Choice Award 2018, visit the Condé Nast Traveler website.