Conde Nast Traveler readers pick River North hotel as best in Chicago
Loop North News


11-Oct-19 – It is probably not surprising that River North has the hotel voted best in Chicago by readers of Condé Nast Traveler but what is arguably surprising is which River North hotel was picked.

The 130-room ACME Hotel Company on East Ohio Street was voted the top hotel in Chicago in the travel magazine’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. It beat the Four Seasons Hotel, The Langham, The Peninsula, The Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria, and 14 other decidedly large and upscale hotels.

ACME Hotel Company

(Left) Guest room at the ACME. Images obtained from ACME Hotel Company.

Condé Nast Traveler called the ACME Hotel a “hipster hotel” and raved of its free 100 MB bandwidth Wi-Fi, Amazon Echos, ESP Guitars, cocktails, and Jacuzzi. The awards, announced on October 9, are based on responses from 600,000 readers around the world.

“We are humbled by this honor and thankful to all who voted,” said Gene Kornota, Principal of Rebel Hospitality, owner of ACME Hotel Company. “Our team embraces a spirit of hospitality and adventure in all that we do.”

The top 20 hotels in Chicago – all located in River North, Gold Coast, or the Loop – according to Condé Nast Traveler...

  1. ACME Hotel Company, 15 East Ohio Street
  2. Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 North Wabash Avenue
  3. Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 South Michigan Avenue
  4. Waldorf Astoria Chicago, 11 East Walton Street
  5. Viceroy Chicago, 1118 North State Street
  6. The Gwen, 521 North Rush Street
  7. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, 221 North Columbus Drive
  8. Thompson Chicago, 21 East Bellevue Place
  9. The Ritz-Carlton, 160 East Pearson Street
  10. The Langham, 330 North Wabash Avenue
  11. The Blackstone, 636 South Michigan Avenue
  12. Conrad Chicago, 101 East Erie Street
  13. theWit, 201 North State Street
  14. St. Jane, 230 North Michigan Avenue
  15. The Peninsula Chicago, 108 East Superior Street
  16. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place
  17. Kimpton Gray Hotel, 122 West Monroe Street
  18. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, 225 North Wabash Avenue
  19. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, 401 North Wabash Avenue
  20. LondonHouse Chicago, 85 East Wacker Drive

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |


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