When the Modern Wing of the AIC unveiled in 2009, it gave the already gigantic museum an additional whopping 65,000 square feet of modern galleries designed by Renzo Piano. Thankfully, Chicago also got a restaurant out of it: Terzo Piano. Those who don’t have time to do the museum can still enjoy the fresher-than-fresh offerings from the restaurant as well as its striking views of Millennium Park and Chi-town skyline.
With salads so fresh you wonder where the garden is, delectable flatbreads and entrees, taste anything they offer and you’ll realize Chef Tony Mantuano (of Spiaggia) can do no wrong! And after your main course, it’s simply a must that you indulge in the cava di stagionatura or the authentic cheese cave. Fresh picks of cheese from neighboring masters in Wisconsin and imported delights from around the globe are the perfect way to finish your extended lunch or dinner.
As for the decor, think Modern Wing baby. Just as the wing was designed, so was the restaurant. Stark, clean white is complemented by earth accents of subtle metal and wood: so chic and so, so good.
What’s black and white and red all over? Philadelphia’s Le Meridien, of course! This sleek spot in the heart of Philadelphia’s business district is a new product from the luxurious Le Meridien hotels. This hot and posh hotel group has over 120 hotels in 50 different countries, so if anyone knows hotels, it’s these guys. In keeping with its worldwide tradition of upscale accommodations, Le Meridien has 10 stories of stylish rooms, a Grand Ballroom fit for weddings and meetings looking over Philadelphia’s magestic City Hall, and a chic bar and brasserie, Amuse, which offers traditional French bistro fare.
All the comfort, plus the award-winning concierge staff will guarantee that you have a great stay while in Philadelphia. Even though the place has it all, if you ever do happen to want to leave, it is less than a block away from the Convention Center and other Philly sightseeing to satisfy every need.
From high end designers like Elie Tahari and Robert Rodriguez to boutique clothing lines Splendid and Black Halo, Garbarini has a fashion forward mix that would make even New York boutiques blush. With the posh Cherry Creek North as its backdrop, Garbarini offers stellar service to accompany the up-to-the-moment selections of jean, shoes, purses, and evening wear. Its incredible collection has caught the eye of Denver’s fashionistas as well as Comcast’s “Best In the City” awards.
The view alone makes a stay at this hotel an impressively elegant experience. Each guest room boasts a magnificent view of either the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, or the city skyline. Sleep like a king on exclusive Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, and get squeaky clean with complimentary Bliss bath products. Plush, peaceful, and posh–Sheraton Chicago knows how to treat its guests.
You’ll be treated like royalty at this landmark hotel on the Magnificent Mile that is more posh than posh. The walls are adorned with linen-like wallcoverings, Lucite bedside lamps set the extravagant guest rooms aglow, and, of course, there’s the renowned Crystal Ballroom with its illuminated dance floor, crystal chandeliers, and gilded domed ceiling that is absolutely otherworldly. And if it’s drinks you want, it’s drinks you will get at the Martini Bar that features a selection of over 50 martinis! What more could you ask for?