There’s hope that this year we’ll begin to feel more comfortable traveling again. The good news: You don’t need to hop on a plane if you’re in Chicago. These three stylish properties designed by local firm Simeone Deary Design Group are within driving distance of the city, perfect for a short getaway. Take a look.
Opened in the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters building, this five-story Neoclassical building is impressive for its voluminous ceilings (it once housed fire engines, after all), arched terra-cotta portals, and envelope-pushing art by local artists.
You don’t have to be a boilermaker to appreciate this West Lafayette, Indiana historic gem, reimagined in summer 2020 with crisp patterns, rich wood paneling and aviation details nodding to alum Amelia Earhart.
We wouldn’t blame you for not making it past the lobby at this hotel opened late in 2020—the 20-foot Gothic Revival windows and walnut millwork here are a design lover’s dream. But the rooms throw back to the 1920s, with vintage-inspired furnishings alongside modern creature comforts.