FIRST PHASE OF THE 606 OPENS
A former rail line transformed into an elevated park and trail system, The 606 is an innovative solution to connecting neighborhoods while creating more urban green space. The first phase of The 606 is open, featuring the Bloomingdale Trail and four ground-level parks.
Learn more about The 606 opening.
ALINEA MAKES TRAVEL + LEISURE LIST
Travel + Leisure recently rounded up 17 restaurants "worth planning a trip around," and Alinea made the list. This innovative eatery by Grant Achatz has earned three Michelin stars and continues to inspire and amaze visitors and locals alike.
See the entire list.
NAVY PIER DEVELOPMENTS
As part of the ongoing redevelopment of Navy Pier, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Navy Pier announced the acquisition of a new 196-foot Ferris Wheel to debut in 2016. The Ferris Wheel is just one component of the new infrastructure and design improvements. Navy Pier also will incorporate new restaurants in its food court, such as Giordano's, Big Bowl, Frankie's Pizza by the Slice, Big City Chicken and more.
Learn more about the Navy Pier developments.
AC HOTEL CHICAGO BY MARRIOTT OPENS
Formerly the Four Points Sheraton, the 226-room AC Hotel Chicago Downtown opened. Geared toward millennials and business travelers, the property touts a convenient location, contemporary hospitality and a sophisticated, European-inspired vibe.
Learn more about the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown.
HAMPTON INN OPENS IN HISTORIC MOTOR CLUB BUILDING
Located in the Art Deco Chicago Motor Club building, this 17-story, 143-room hotel maintained many of the building's historic elements while adding modern-day comfort amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, meeting space and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Learn more about Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave.
CONRAD CHICAGO HOTEL TO OPEN 2016
Slated to open Spring 2016, this new hotel will overlook Michigan Avenue from its Erie Street location, while featuring 287 rooms (including 12 suites).
Learn more about the new Conrad Chicago.
NEW SPA AT JW MARRIOTT CHICAGO
Located in the hotel's lower galleria level, the new Spa at JW will feature renovated treatment rooms, bento box-inspired meals and new retail options, including brands such as Trina Turk and Clarisonic.
Learn more about the Spa at JW.