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A home away from home, but with Jean-Georges eats

Conceived by famed Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager, PUBLIC Chicago laid down the foundation for its 285 over-sized rooms in the heart of Gold Coast, and offers everything from complimentary breakfast in bed, to grub from insanely famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.Check-in in their voluminous lobby, then check out the gigantic wall clock to see how much time you have until Pump Room starts their happy hour.Sidle up to the bar and order a local draft, or one of their many craft 'tails, whose numbers include a Sour Cherry Old Fashioned w/ yuzu & orange. Avoid what looks to be a bunch of mini planet Mercurys and find plant yourself in a more Earth-friendly green couch.The rooms are simple, comfortable, and candle-lit, so it's easy to set the mood while trolling Tinder for a hot date.To keep your stay at PUBLIC classy, book a suite and gain a living room w/ ultra-plush furnishings, sick city & lake views, and a your very own, comically large leaf in a cup!photos:PublicChicago