Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
FEW CITIES IN THE WORLD evoke the degree of mystique, glamour, contrast and storied history as Shanghai does. In fact, from about 1850 to 1920, the term “shanghai” was considered a shady Western term associated with young men who were plastered with liquor and opium. During their stupor, they would be shanghaied into duty on many of the under-staffed merchant ships sailing from the West Coast of America to the booming Asian trade in Shanghai.