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Travel and Leisure magazine has found much to its liking in Chicago.

So much so that the magazine’s website recently named the Hancock Observatory, or as it is now known, 360 Chicago, among the best views in America.

In addition, the swanky Landham Chicago was named the No. 1 hotel in America and the No. 6 best hotel in the world.

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In its “best view” recognition, the site states of 360 and Tilt: “Formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, the view from 360 Chicago’s 1,000-foot-high perch allows sweeping views of Lake Michigan, four neighboring states, and Chicago’s dazzling downtown. Its new Tilt attraction angles visitors outward 30 degrees from the building to provide a hair-raising view of the street below.”

Of the Chicago Langham, the site states: “Located in the landmark Mies van der Rohe IBM building, The Langham, Chicago offers guests expansive views of the Chicago River and city skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows. Opened in July 2013, it’s already a local favorite thanks to detail-oriented service—everyone from the receptionist to the porter gets to know guests by name. And don’t forget to pack your bathing suit: the pool at the Chuan Spa is a welcome oasis in the Windy City.”

The elegant 316-room hotel boasts a vast art collection, with 151 pieces from around the world, including works by Jaume Plensa, Anish Kapoor, Judy Ledgerwood, Claus Oldenberg, Enoc Perez and Peter Hailey, as well as the architectural photographs of Chicago’s Hedrich Blessing.

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