WELCOME TO CHICAGO CITY MOUSE SOMERSET VERTIPORT CHICAGO HOTEL ZACHARY THE TALBOTT HOTEL The 137-room Hotel Versey , billed as a boutique lifestyle hotel, has opened in the former Days Inn Chicago space in Lincoln Park. The contemporary design includes original works by Chicago-based artists, ranging from sculptures to street art. The newly expanded Midtown Athletic Club and The Hotel at Midtown make up the largest health and fitness The 159-room Ace Hotel Chicago opened in the trendy Fulton Market District. The Waydown rooftop bar serves up craft cocktails and a skyline view. The ground floor is home to City Mouse , a 90-seat restaurant overseen by Chef Jason Vincent of the critically acclaimed Giant, and the first Midwest outpost of Stumptown Coffee Roasters . Ace features a variety of flexible indoor and outdoor event The budget-friendly FieldHouse Jones in River North, features stylish rooms and common areas. Grab a breakfast taco and cup of joe at DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar . OPENING IN 2018 • The first-ever, tri-branded Hilton, combining a Hilton Garden Inn , Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites , at The Collection at McCormick Square . • Hotel Julian , near Millennium Park. • Hotel Zachary , across from Wrigley Field. › DINING/ NIGHTLIFE Some of Chicago’s best new restaurants are located in hotels, and shouldn’t be overlooked. A perfect example is the new Viceroy Chicago hotel that’s home to Somerset , a restaurant run by Chef Lee Wolen, a 2017 James Beard Award nominee. Chef Wolen has created a seasonal American menu of flavor-forward dishes made with local ingredients. Located on the hotel’s ground floor, Somerset features a large tree-lined patio Hotel EMC2 in Streeterville is committed to its art-and-science theme, from its moniker to its two robots that deliver amenities to guests to its Albert restaurant that’s named for Albert Einstein. Viceroy Chicago , the Viceroy Hotel Group’s 8 | choosechicago.com/meeting-professionals ©SPENCER LOWELL; COURTESY SOMERSET; ©HOTEL ZACHARY; ©NICHOLAS JAMES West Loop offers a complete buyout of its 11 modern en suite rooms (with a three-night minimum stay). The Publishing House can provide its own private chef services for a catered dinner in its beautiful Great Room, which features a double-sided fireplace and baby grand piano. club in the U.S. The 55-room boutique hotel, located in Chicago’s hip Bucktown neighborhood, features four suites (including the V Suite designed by tennis star Venus Williams), two meeting rooms and a private rooftop deck with city views. spaces that can accommodate both big and small groups. After undergoing an extensive $20 million renovation, The Talbott Hotel has reopened with a fresh new look, including updated guest rooms and meeting/ event spaces. Part of the revamp includes the introduction of the hotel’s new 20East Restaurant , serving American bistro cuisine. first Midwest property, opened in the Gold Coast. The sleek 180-room, 18-story hotel is situated at the bustling intersection of Cedar and State streets. • Nobu Hotel on Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row. • St. Jane Chicago , a rebrand of the former Hard Rock Hotel.