Mind-altering state-of-the-art technology is on tap at The James, a spiffy hotel with tricked-out rooms. Look into The Loft (with separate media room featuring a cushy king-sized bed/couch perfect for comfy film viewing via movie projector playing on one entire wall), The Studio, or the One-Bedroom Apartment for spacious living areas and a wet bar stocked with full-sized libations, not those teeny sample sizes. The Loft features a private media room perfect for comfy film viewing via movie projector playing on one entire wall. Also on hand: David Burke’s celebrated Primehouse, for hand picked meat dry-aged in the chef’s own Himalayan salt room, and JBar, for great spins from Chicago’s most popular DJs.
55 E. Ontario St.
312-337-1000, 888-526-3778 (toll-free)