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  • Chicago’s Newest Hotels are Turning Heads

    Travel + Leisure

    Chicago’s Newest Hotels are Turning Heads

    Almost half the rooms are shared quarters in the hostel-hotel hybrid, designed by Roman & Williams. Like its Miami predecessor, the focus is on what goes on downstairs: there’s an...

  • Is Chicago the Coolest Hotel City in America?

    AFAR

    Is Chicago the Coolest Hotel City in America?

    The Vibe: A hipster-fied youth hostel that doubles as one of Chicago’s trendiest new hangouts. Amenity we Love: Wurlitzer electric keyboards for late night jam sessions. Foodie Cred: The hotel puts a...

  • Ultra-Cool, Ultra-Cheap Stays That Will Change Your Mind About Hostels

    Travel + Leisure

    Ultra-Cool, Ultra-Cheap Stays That Will Change Your Mind About Hostels

    The River North neighborhood of this windy city is the stomping ground for guests at the Freehand Chicago, a hybrid hotel and hostel. ...

  • Culture Club: Around the World in Five Cocktails

    NYLON

    Culture Club: Around the World in Five Cocktails

    If you have an ongoing case of wanderlust, August just makes things worse. It doesn’t matter if you’re counting down the minutes ’til you can get out of town, or...

  • It May Be a Hostel, but It Feels More Upscale

    The New York Times

    It May Be a Hostel, but It Feels More Upscale

    Rooms that are still affordable, but with a concierge and a host of amenities. ...

  • The Broken Shaker, River North’s newest hotel bar, is effortlessly cool

    redeye

    The Broken Shaker, River North’s newest hotel bar, is effortlessly cool

    Inside the Freehand is a little bohemian haven called Broken Shaker that quietly opened at the end of May. The first Freehand in Miami opened in 2012 as an affordable...

  • Wohnen Wie Im Freehand

    GQ Germany

    Wohnen Wie Im Freehand

    Freehand, Miami, Florida, USA ...

  • Broken Shaker Awarded “Best Hotel Bar” at the Spirited Awards

    Eater

    Broken Shaker Awarded “Best Hotel Bar” at the Spirited Awards

    Congrats are in order for the Broken Shaker team who were just crowned “Best Hotel Restaurant” at this weekend’s 9th Annual Spirited Awards. ...

  • The Reinvention of the Hotel Bar

    Condé Nast Traveler

    The Reinvention of the Hotel Bar

    These upscale, creative lounges are bringing romance back to the hotel bar with cocktail programs that entice locals and travelers alike. ...

  • 30 Under 30: Rockstars Redefining the Industry

    Zagat

    30 Under 30: Rockstars Redefining the Industry

    Introducing New Yorkers to the nuanced flavors of Nicaraguan coffee was photographer César Vega’s vision when he opened Café Integral in 2012. ...

  • Freehand, Chicago, USA

    Wallpaper*

    Freehand, Chicago, USA

    Having establish a reputation for boutique accommodation with a remarkable devotion to site-specific detail, the Sydell Group – whose properties include New York’s NoMad hotel – have now turned their...

  • A Miami cocktail bar slides right into Chicago’s drinking scene.

    Time Out Chicago

    A Miami cocktail bar slides right into Chicago’s drinking scene.

    Some excellent cocktail bars have opened in Chicago this year, but none are serving cocktails quite as interesting as Broken Shaker, the second location of Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi’s...

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