by Allen J. Sheinman | December 01, 2013
The Hyatt Re­­gency McCormick Place has debuted a new 460-room tower, offering vivid views of the Windy City's skyline stretching north along Lake Michigan. The property also revamped its 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room for events. The 1,260-room hotel, connected to the city's busy convention center, also sports a newly renovated 25,000-square-foot conference facility.

A great way to "do" the town is via a Chicago City­Pass (, which confers discounted admission to major draws such as the Hancock Tower and the Arts Institute.

The No. 3 bus offers easy travel from the convention center north to the Lincoln Park district.