To keep up with Chicago's expanding and ever changing hotel scene, we present to you the latest entry in our Hotel 18 series of the eighteen most essential hotels in Chicago. Instead of relying on user reviews, this year we appealed to you, our readers for your thoughts and rounded up an elite panel of experts that consisted of fellow real estate writers, industry insiders, and hospitality professionals to create a comprehensive and diverse mix of hotels ranging in price categories and locations. Construe "essential" as you will, however, our primary criteria was that each hotel offers and provides its guests a true Chicago experience, be it an established five star luxury spot downtown or a casual trendy newcomer in River North. So without further adieu, we present to you in no particular order, this year's 18 Essential Chicago Hotels.
Hotels are listed in no particular order or ranking.
· Previous Hotel 18 coverage [Curbed Chicago]
· More Hotels Week 2014 coverage [Curbed Chicago]