Drake Hotel to finish overhaul
From local metafeed website Chicagoist.com: News on the Drake Hotel's second phase of renovation. For those who don't know, the Drake is one of the last of the old independent "grand hotels" that used to dot the neighborhoods of Chicago (including a bunch that used to be in my neighborhood of Uptown, all of which have closed over the last half-century). The Drake is a wonderful place for local slackers to go when they want to have a 'mini-vacation' but can't afford to get out of town; one nice suit, an extra thirty bucks, and a couple of hours to hang out at the Drake's bar is all you need to feel like you've suddenly entered another world. I highly recommend everyone trying it at least once.