With a history dating back to 1928, the Whitehall Hotel is housed in a former luxury apartment building only half a block from the Magnificent Mile. Joining the ranks of such former guests as Katharine Hepburn, Robert Redford, and Sophia Loren, visitors enter the old-world-style lobby, adorned with original wood paneling and gilt-framed oil paintings. Extensively renovated in 2006, the 222 guestrooms and eight suites combine restored antique furniture, marble baths, and 300-count Egyptian cotton linens. Guests also enjoy indulging in pan-Italian cuisine at Fornetto Mei and toasting in the lounge where The Beatles once had a drink.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.