The Thompson in Chicago
Located on a leafy side street in the tony Gold Coast neighborhood, this Chicago hotel offers unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and interiors by British designer Tara Bernerd. Awash in jewel-toned upholstery inspired by past collections by Yves Saint Laurent, Salone Nico is better-looking than your average hotel lounge—not least because of its massive wall of greenery backing the bar. Add a party dress and a martini, and you've got a perfectly fabulous—and stylish—New Year's celebration.