The James Chicago Hotel Named to Travel + Leisure's List of Top 100 Hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada

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The James Chicago, a stylish alternative for the discerning business and leisure traveler has been recognized on Travel + Leisure's "2008 World's Best Awards." The luxury hotel is located in downtown Chicago, IL just steps away from Michigan Avenue.

Travel + Leisure magazine readers ranked The James Chicago #29 amongst hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada. Other downtown Chicago hotels that earned a spot on the coveted list include The Peninsula, Four Seasons Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton.

The 297-room James hotel, has also received recognition on Travel + Leisure magazine's "It List" as one of the coolest new hotels on earth and Condé Nast Traveler's 2007 "Hot List" for the "World's Top New Hotels." Located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, steps away from Michigan Avenue, With warm modern residential design and "guest-centric" hospitality, The James Chicago fills the niche between boutique hotels and traditional luxury hotels. It is a place created with a single goal in mind: To make the guest feel at home.

Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted on their favorite hotels, cities, islands, spas, cruise lines, airlines, tour outfitters, and car-rental agencies. The 2008 World's Best Awards readers' survey results (listed by overall and regional rankings) and survey methodology are featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, and online at:

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About the James Chicago:
The James Chicago, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, debuted in April 2006 as a stylish alternative for the discerning business and leisure traveler. In the realm of hospitality, The James defines luxury liberated from tradition; this core philosophy is evident in the property's residential environment and personal, intuitive service. Recognized on Travel + Leisure's "2008 World's Best Awards", the property celebrates a lifestyle that is at once beautiful and comfortable, sophisticated and accessible, luxurious and natural. The James Chicago is a downtown Chicago, IL hotel that is centrally located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, steps away from Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and various museums. The James features David Burke's Primehouse, JBar lounge, The Spa by Asha, The Gym with Jim Karas Personal Training, unique event spaces, comfortable guest rooms and business networking lounge with webcams and seasonally rotating artwork. For details visit


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