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What’s New in Chicago

Looking for the scoop on the latest hotel and restaurant openings in Chicago? We’ve got five new hot spots to check out, from Navy Pier’s first-ever hotel to international restaurants located in some of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods.


Hyatt Place Chicago/Wicker Park offers 99 modern rooms and suites on the edge of the hip Wicker Park neighborhood. Hold a meeting or event in one of the hotel’s three flexible spaces. Or plan a cocktail party at The Kennedy, the seventh-floor rooftop lounge with a sweeping city view that offers a modern American menu and specialty drinks.

Scheduled to open this spring, Sable at Navy Pier Chicago is a stunning new boutique hotel that’s part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Located adjacent to Festival Hall, the 220-room hotel boasts breathtaking skyline and Lake Michigan views. The hotel will also feature Lirica, an Iberian-influenced restaurant and lounge. Its previously opened Offshore Rooftop & Bar is the world’s largest rooftop venue.


Nobu Hotel Chicago in the West Loop recently opened its highly anticipated Nobu restaurant, featuring the Japanese cuisine inspired by famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Signature Nobu dishes, including sushi and sashimi, are also served at The Rooftop at Nobu, an indoor/outdoor lounge overlooking Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row.

Inspired by the old-school cooking of the owners’ nonnas, Nonnina is a welcoming Italian eatery located in River North. The menu includes fresh-made pastas like the squid ink linguini tossed with seafood, along with classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana. Plan a private dinner in the charming Garden Atrium.

Interior of Mama Delia
Mama Delia

Mama Delia is a Spanish restaurant-sherry bar-gourmet market located in the heart of Wicker Park. Dishes like the cured lamb belly with smoked dates offer a fresh take on current trends in Spanish cuisine. Enjoy a glass of sherry — there are more than 30 selections to choose from. Upstairs is Botánico, a private event space made lush with tropical greenery, along with sultry cabaret Bordel.


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