by Alain Gayot
The James Chicago’s convenient location provides instant access to some of Chicago’s best restaurants, shops and nightlife, as well as cultural attractions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the John Hancock Center and Millennium Park. Located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, The James Chicago offers luxury apartment-style rooms that will make you feel more like a resident than a visitor.
Modern and sophisticated décor in a palette of warm tones can be found throughout the 297-room property, offering spacious 375-to-1,400-square-foot guest rooms and penthouses. The James Chicago prides itself on its guest-centric service and goes to every measure to keep that reputation, with 24-hour concierge and room service, pre-arrival assistance and luxury livery service. Other highlights include The Spa by Asha with three private treatment rooms, the state-of-the-art gym with experienced personal trainers and a meeting space for small groups.
Although nearby dining options are abundant, The James Chicago features its own restaurant — David Burke’s Primehouse — where executive chef Rick Gresh turns out classic American steakhouse fare. A great start or end to any night can be found at Jbar, the hotel’s lounge, offering signature cocktails in an intimate setting of dark and inviting décor, with video art installations throughout.