2 Chicago Hotels Land on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List

Condé Nast Traveler's annual Gold List spans six continents and 36 countries

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The Peninsula Chicago

Two Chicago hotels were named among "the best hotels in the world" in Condé Nast Traveler's annual Gold List.

Spanning six continents and 36 countries, "this year's Gold List of our editors' favorite hotels, resorts, and cruise ships in the world is the first transatlantic list for Traveler, created by teams in New York and London," the company's communications manager said.

The Robey Chicago and The Peninsula Chicago were both included, joining the ranks of hotels considered by the publication to be "gold as in exceptional. Gold as in classic. Gold as in brilliant."

Condé Nast Traveler called The Peninsula "far and away Chicago’s top-dog hotel," crediting, among many high points, its large bedrooms that feel "even more spacious" after the hotel's $37 million renovation in 2016. 

"Indeed, interiors have a yacht-like feel, in both the space-saving design and the burled wood and leather finishes. Even the entry-level rooms have a separate living area."

In-room tech was praised as "the true knockout here" as well as "a warmth and softness to the design that feels timeless and embracing."

As for The Robey Chicago, the almost 2-year-old hotel was called a "fresh urban crash pad" nestled between Bucktown and Wicker Park where Condé Nast Traveler said Café Robey stands its ground among popular nearby bars and restaurants.

"The Lounge, on the second floor, is a wind-down joint with live music, but the Up Room, the 13th- floor rooftop bar, is the place to go for the full Chicago effect, with its sprawling cityscape views."

"Come summer, the only place to be is on the sixth-floor outdoor pool terrace, the Cabana Club, with a basil gimlet in hand. Barely two years old, The Robey has already shaped up to be a hotel heavy hitter in this heavy-hitting town."

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