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GOOD FOR: Your workaholic uncle, who’s in town for a conference. Period.
WHERE: JW Marriott (151 W. Adams St.; 312-660-8200, jwmarriottchicago.com). From $219.
THE GIST: Housed in a classic Daniel Burnham building in the Loop, this 610-room hotel offers ample meeting space and an Italian bistro helmed by the hotshot chef Todd Stein.
INSIDER TIP: Valeo, the 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, offers an exclusive wellness class with Shea Vaughn (mother of Vince).
SCENE AT THE BAR: The standard beer list and generous supply of TVs attract an afterwork, sports-loving crew.