Whether you are just visiting or a resident in need of a luxurious stay-cation, the hotel to stay at in Chicago is Public. Straight from the mind of Ian Schrager, Public, 1301 North State Parkway, is luxury and sophistication re-imagined. Schrager has taken the Gold Coast’s iconic Ambassador East Hotel and transformed it into a den of sophisticated, personal comfort. There are 285 spacious rooms and suites that are all individually and tastefully furnished. If luxury were a person, this hotel would be at the top of its list of vacation spots. And although Public is near the amazing food of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast area, you won’t want to leave your room. The hotel’s restaurant, Pump Room, has a menu conceptualized and carefully created by James Beard winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Room service has never been better. So make your reservations (Publichotels.com or call 312-787-3700) and see what all the fuss is about, you won’t be disappointed.