Four of the Coolest Hotels in Chicago

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View of Chicago Skyline & Buckingham Fountain.    Photo credit: TpsDave

Are you looking for hip and cool hotels in the Windy City?

Establishments designed with the latest technology along with great views and entertainment features?

Chill out in one of the following Four Coolest Hotels in Chicago.

Check in and chill out at one of these four trendy and hip hotels in the Windy City!

The Acme Hotel in Downtown Chicago

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Each room at the Acme Hotel is geared up with the latest technology to impress any geek. Load and view your own content on Internet ready smart TVs and tune in or tune out with the latest audio gadgets. Do you only use an Apple? There are also Apple-friendly hook-ups.

Choose from king, queen, and double-suite rooms equipped with groovy ottomans that you can pull out for entertaining. Relax in ergonomically correct desk chairs and spa-inspired bathrooms with large backlit mirrors and fun night lights. Of course, there are mini-fridges and microwaves for those late night munchies.

The Trump International Hotel

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Trump Tower. Photo credit: Basil D Soufi

The Trump International Hotel is chockfull of cool factor with iridescent-tinted glass and polished steel exterior.  Its 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows offer jaw-dropping views of the city, rivers, and lakes.

All of the rooms and suites are designed with hip urban-style kitchen areas enhanced with granite countertops, Sub-Zero appliances, and chic Italian wood cabinets.

Stay connected with Wi-Fi and enjoy entertainment on large LCD TVs. Savor sophisticated cocktails and trendy neo-Japanese fare at its world-class Sixteen restaurant.

Need some to cool down & work out all at once? Step into its 75-foot long indoor pool. Now, that’s cool!

The James Chicago Hotel

This highly reviewed and acclaimed boutique hotel nestles along the Magnificent Mile just steps from Millennium Park and popular museums.

With its perfect mélange of state-of-the-art technology, residential style, and cozy rooms, it’s a much favored hotel for travelers. Its inviting rotating artwork is a definite expression of chic.

Get a real workout with Jim Karas personal training and then relax in the 7,000 square foot spa. What else makes the James Chicago Hotel so cool? How about its Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin mini-iPod speakers in suites, shoe-shine service, triple-filtered water, and a warm towel with lemongrass oil to welcome guests at check-in?  The list goes on and on.

The Chicago Waldorf Astoria

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View of the Waldorf Astoria. Photo credit: Laura Moore

Enjoy expansive rooms with upscale amenities like terraces for city views and fireplaces at the Chicago Waldorf Astoria. Each room includes all the cool technology you would expect from a luxury, boutique hotel, including complimentary Wi-Fi access. Bowers and Wilkins virtual surround system with iPod integration, and two 42-inch LCD HD TVs with DVR. Its lap pool features thousands of mosaic tiles that deliver a unique flair.

Indulge in tranquil spa treatments and get a workout with the Gyrotonic and Pilates classes. Treat yourself to a culinary delight at the on site European bistro. Foods are prepared by artisan purveyors, and ingredients are from local farms. With its velvet banquettes and rich suede walls, this hotel sports a Coco Chanel-inspired look.

These four cool Chicago hotels reflect the culture, style, and character of the city. They also reflect hip Midwestern amenities. Whether for business or leisure travel, guests will get a hotel experience that is in tune with the times while feeling right at home.

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