A playful property boasting 184 preppy-style rooms filled with local artwork nd done up in bold patterns and classic navy blue.
The original Hotel Lincoln on Chicago’s North Side was first built in 1928. It was a happening spot, luring in the myriad celebs paying the Windy City a visit. Yet that posh past wasn’t enough to save it from devolving into less than remarkable accommodations. That all changed when Joie de Vivre Hospitality took over the building—the only tenant was the restaurant Perennial Virant—and restored its namesake. After an overhaul of the interiors, the result is a playful property boasting 184 preppy-style rooms filled with local artwork and done up in bold patterns and classic navy blue. The public spaces are especially thought-provoking: The lobby, for example, has a reception desk fashioned from mismatched drawers and complemented by a vintage sign surrounded in marquee lights. On the rooftop, the J. Parker, with its staggering view of Lake Michigan, is deservedly one of the city’s most coveted hotspots.