Ideally located in Chicago’s historic Gold Coast district, the Ambassador Chicago has a history that can be traced to its opening in the mid-1920s. Despite undergoing remodeling in 2010 (and reopening the following year as Public Chicago before reverting to the Ambassador moniker earlier this year), this iconic hotel has managed to retain a timeless sense of luxury and elegance. It’s long been popular among a wide range of notable personalities from the worlds of politics, entertainment and more.
Ambassador Chicago’s 285 rooms and suites — some named after famous guests such as Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jordan — offer understated style and comfort. Modern furnishing and white walls and linens throughout bring clean lines and a sense of serenity in the heart of the city, while contemporary art brings the finishing touch. Art Deco fans will not be disappointed. Amenities at Ambassador Chicago include a 24-hour fitness center, where guests can direct their own workout or schedule an appointment with the facility’s personal trainer.
Whether you’re looking for a coffee by day or a cocktail by night, the Library is one of the coziest and most stylish places to stop. Daytime hours feature fresh pastries and La Colombe coffee; later hours bring beer, wine, cocktails, small plates and more. Cozy up near the fireplace with a book or relax over drinks on the 20-foot, Alice in Wonderland-inspired sofa.
Want to hit the town? From designer shoes to a walk on the beach to dinner and drinks, it’s all nearby — in fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better located hotel for all your dining, entertainment and sightseeing needs. Inspired by Ambassador Chicago’s style? Wander down to the Museum of Contemporary Art and soak in their incredible collection.