InterContinental Chicago


505 N. Michigan Ave.,
United States,

Built in 1929 to serve as the Medinah Athletic Club for the Shriners organization, this Magnificent Mile landmark has been renovated using the club’s 1930 yearbook as a guide and by employing state-of-the-art restoration techniques. The result is an opulent wonderland of terracotta fountains, hand-painted murals, marble mosaics and a 12,000-pound Baccarat crystal chandelier – the largest in North America. When they are not relaxing in one of the hotel’s 790 lavish red-and-gold colored guestrooms (spread across two towers), guests can dine at the Continental Restaurant, sip award-winning martinis at The Bar, or go for a dip in the junior Olympic pool.