Hyatt Regency Chicago
A behemoth offering plenty for the convention crowd.
With more than 2,000 rooms, this hotel is the largest in the city. As such, it could be easy to get lost here, given the numerous corridors and wings. Fortunately, technology comes to the rescue, with interactive touch screens in the lobby that will create a map to get you from point A to point B --- just select your destination, and off you go. Along with said lobby technology, the hotel's $168 million renovation between 2010 and 2013 also included revamped guest rooms, refreshed meeting spaces and four new dining options, including Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi, a steak-and-chop house that also serves sustainable sushi. Not surprising given the hotel's size, conferences are often hosted here. For recreation, jogging paths are easily accessed from the front door. Guests will also enjoy convenient access to nearby Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park.