Chicago, stand up!
Several local red-hot properties get props in Conde Nast Traveler's 12th annual Hot List, which comes out in May. It's considered the insider's guide to the newest, hottest, sexiest hotels, restaurants, spas and nightclubs opened all over the world in the past year.
Hotel Sax: 333 N. Dearborn St., 312-245-0333
Trump International Hotel & Tower: 401 N. Wabash Ave., 877-458-7867
Aigre Doux: 230 W. Kinzie St., 312-329-9400
Brasserie Ruhlman: 500 W. Superior St., 312-475-9112
Sepia: 123 N. Jefferson St., 312-441-1920