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When it comes to its hotels, Chicago is experiencing a total renaissance. The city has recently hit the refresh button on many of its historic landmarks, turning aged buildings into brand new hotels that offer guests a taste of the city's cultural past and present at the same time.
For a charming-yet-modern lodging experience during your next visit to the Windy City, look no further than these four hotels. Scroll down to check them out (before checking in).
1. Chicago Athletic Association
Completed in 1893 by famed architect Henry Ives Cobbs, this former men’s club was gorgeously reincarnated as a four-star property in 2015.
12 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-940-3552; chicagoathletichotel.com
2. Virgin Hotel
Leave it to Virgin to add a sexy sheen to the art deco Old Dearborn Bank Building with the launch of its first-ever hotel.
203 N. Wabash Ave.; 312-940-4400; virginhotels.com
3. Kimpton Gray Hotel
The boutique chain’s fifth Chicago location is the iconic New York Life Insurance building in the Loop district.
122 W. Monroe St.; 877-771-7031; kimptonhotels.com
4. Londonhouse Chicago
This 452-room skyscraper is a 93-year-old landmark with a just-completed 22-story tower attached.
85 E. Upper Wacker Dr.; 312-357-1200; londonhousechicago.com