Chicago, Illinois, USA

Locals will proclaim this as the return of an icon. A chic temple to minimalism, this once Ian Schrager-owned hotel has been given a new lease of life under what is actually its original name. Since 1926 it has been the favourite of local A-listers and fashionistas, then the place to be seen for those on Chicago’s glorious jazz scene. Its bar and restaurant is the hottest place in town.