Best New Hotels: Seven Spots to Please a Spectrum of People and Budgets

CROWD PLEASERS: Your siblings, your uncle, and your in-laws? Everyone you know is coming to town this spring, and not only are you the object of their affection—you’re responsible for showing them a good time. We scouted Chicago’s bumper crop of new hotels, all opened within the last five years, and selected an option for every visitor on your list.

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AffiniaGOOD FOR: Your foodie best friend, chasing lunch trucks and tickets to Next

WHERE: Affinia (166 E. Superior St.; 312-787-6000, affinia.com). From $159.

THE GIST: The bi-level entryway gives these bright rooms an apartment-like touch, and the experience is totally customizable, including choice of pillow (from Swedish memory foam to ones with MP3 plug-ins).

INSIDER TIP: A three-course lunch at White House guest chef Marcus Samuelsson’s C-House restaurant costs a mere $15.

SCENE AT THE BAR: Relax with a low-key mix of older diners and couples at the never-too-crowded C-Bar. Or head up to the 29th floor’s charming rooftop bar, C-View.

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