These four new and renovated properties in Chicago and Minneapolis put modernity at the forefront, from lobby to guest room and beyond.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-Magnificent Mile
For health and wellness enthusiasts, the new Five Feet to Fitness rooms at this property are ideal—and can be booked now. In-room offerings include 11 types of fitness equipment and accessories, including an indoor bike and a Gym Rax training station that delivers workouts to guests through a digital kiosk. The property features 16,000 sq. ft. of event space, with rooms that can be combined or used separately.
Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel
Located near the Twin Cities, this hotel’s recent revamp has resulted in a minimalist design. The 253 simply-designed rooms feature luxury wood flooring and furniture with a modern feel. Along with the 4,000 sq. ft. of event space, attendees have access to the new Club Lounge and expanded fitness center.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Chicago
High ceilings and large windows allow guests to view the city from the property’s signature window seats. The 191 guest rooms and 22 suites offer the latest technology, such as Bluetooth-compatible alarm clocks. In partnership with community organizations, the property features unique programs, including a library cart—in partnership with Newberry Library—that enables guests to check out books on Chicago art, culture and history. Three meetings rooms offer a combined 4,100 sq. ft. of space.
Hotel Essex, Chicago
Along Chicago’s Cultural Mile and a jog away from Grant Park, the steel and glass Hotel Essex—formerly Essex Inn—has undergone a beautiful transformation. The 274-room property now includes a French bistro and SX Sky Bar, which features 1,600 sq. ft. of private space for meetings, in addition to the 1,239-square-foot public space.