Dana Hotel and Spa, Chicago, Illinois $$$$
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 888 301 3262 (toll-free)
Tel: 312 202 6000
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Hyper-stylish and bathed in natural light and textures, most rooms in the 26-story high-rise have floor-to-ceiling windows lasciviously exposed (should you opt not to use the blackout curtains) to neighboring offices and condos. The vibe is simultaneously spare and plush, with industrial-cement ceilings, ribbed wallpaper, indecently comfortable beds, and metallic velour textiles. All rooms have spa-inspired bathrooms and the latest gadgetry, including fully stocked wine chillers. The spa, booked solid on weekends, offers a greatest hits menu of moderately priced massages, facials, and wraps. The Dana has a choice location between North Michigan Avenue and the River North dining and gallery district, but reserve a table if you want to go to its duplex steak and sushi restaurant, Ajasteak, a new neighborhood hot spot. The rooftop Vertigo Sky Lounge has a glassed-in bar and an outdoor fire pit where the city's remaining smokers can light up with impunity.2009 Hot List
When to go: Year-round.
Which room to book: Nirvana Suites, designed as pied-à-terres, have kitchens, dining tables, balconies, and cocktail party-sized spa showers with multiple jets.Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›