The Luxury In a central Loop location, theWits sleek 27-story tower offers guests funky decor, stylish public spaces (including a spa, a swank rooftop bar, and a screening room), and 298 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown Chicago and the river. What truly sets it apart, though, are unexpected touches like warm cookies at check-in, an experience architect concierge, and even wake-up calls recorded by character impersonators, all sure to leave you smiling.
The Value The Experience Life Through the Artists package, priced at $399/night ($599 for a two-night stay), includes a pair of tickets to both the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing (normally $18 per person), a $100 spa certificate, a $50 breakfast credit, and valet parking (valued at $45/night). The special opening rate without the extras is $199/night.
The Catch Some might say a traveler would be foolish to brave Chicago's late winter. Yet the citys lively culture and nightlife scene means theres plenty to invigorate the senses.
The Details 312-467-0200, www.thewithotel.com
From the Feb/March 2010 issue of Shermans Travel magazine.