Westin Chicago River North
Located right on the Chicago River and just a short walk from Michigan Avenue, this 20-story hotel features an exterior of polished granite and glass that seems indistinguishable from the towers surrounding it. Inside, however, the Westin's calm, confident vibe is evidenced in the lobby, where the contemporary, Japanese-inspired furnishings are arranged in peaceful symmetry and well-heeled guests sip evening cocktails at Hana Lounge. Each of the hotel’s 424 rooms offers views of the city or the river, and the 17 suites feature private foyers,and separate parlor areas. The Westin's signature restaurant, Ember Grille, offers the classic Chicago steak house experience.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.