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Chicago Condo Hotel CondosThe added amenities are certainly enticing, as is the promise of monthly income. But is a condo hotel really a smart investment? It turns out there are both pros and cons to consider.

If you’re hoping for the opportunity to make money off your investment, it’s likely easier to get the best price with a condo hotel. Booking software makes it simple for a room to go up or down in price depending on demand. That’s something you likely won’t have access to with a traditional condo.

You will, however, have to consider the revenue split you have to honor with the hotel operator. It can vary greatly. You’ll also want to consider the hotel brand. 

A brand boasting a higher premium likely translates to a higher daily rate and a stronger occupancy rate.

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Nema ChicagoRising high above Grant Park, the new NEMA Chicago offers, perhaps, the best amenities of any of the city’s apartment towers. The building allows for a massive amount of amenity space that you simply won’t find with other properties.

In fact, NEMA boasts 70,000 square feet of amenities, including a large outdoor deck with a sun pool, spa pools and lounge space. You’ll also find room for grills, refrigerators and TVs in the private entertaining areas of NEMA.

Additional options extend from the building’s Urban Lounge with both indoor and outdoor space to the Central Station-themed sports bar. As well, you’ll also find a demonstration kitchen, an indoor lap pool, steam rooms, saunas and locker rooms. 

Not to be overlooked either is the

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Park Tower Condo Hotels With a premiere location just off Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, Park Tower may just hold the distinction of being the most ideally located condo-hotel tower in the city. As one of Chicago’s tallest buildings, the lower section of the building houses retailers, a hotel, and the renowned NoMi, while the upper floors of Park Tower make room for luxury condos.

The exceptional address not only allows for some exceptional views overlooking Michigan Avenue and the lake, but also a location that easily allows for prime access to some of the city’s most exceptional sites and attractions. Park Tower is conveniently tucked away between a number of impressive shops, bistros and galleries. 

While high-end amenities sit within the building itself, the

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Renelle on the RiverFor a fantastic location and enviable amenities, consider buying a condo at Renelle on the River in Chicago. In fact, those are just two of the top three reasons buyers are drawn to the property.

The Riverfront Location

The building sits right on the Chicago River, not only allowing for some incredible views but also providing easy access to an array of nearby options. Just a short stroll from Michigan Avenue, the building makes it easy to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment.

The Luxury Amenities 

The amenities are also certainly impressive. The property includes a rooftop lounge, a fitness center with a yoga room, an outdoor dog run and a private screening room. You’ll also find indoor and outdoor kitchens plus an outdoor terrace.


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1000M Chicago Soon to rise up to new heights of luxury, 1000M comes with the promise of towering luxury and superb amenities. When complete, the condo tower plans to deliver its residents an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, plus countless options for pampering and relaxation within 1000M Spa.

Other planned amenities include an awe-inspiring Sky Terrace, high above Michigan Avenue. Overlooking the lake, the city and Grant Park, the location provides the ideal location for taking in sophisticated views of the surrounding Chicago area.

For a private dining experience, residents will have access to the tower’s intimate dining room, demonstration kitchen and wine room. Additionally, a fitness room comes complete with classes and personal training, while staff

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Montgomery Chicago CondosYou’re sure to fall in love with The Montgomery condos of Chicago. Afterall, the River North property has plenty to offers its residents.

One great reason you’re sure to love living at The Montgomery is its long list of amenities. The building includes an exercise room, sun deck and extra storage space. The building also provides a doorman and a dog run, with the option to purchase indoor heated parking.

Spacious floor plans are also a big draw at The Montgomery for prospective new residents. While it’s possible to find a four-bedroom unit with around 4,800 square feet of living space, the building also offers some large three-bedroom units, some of which top 2,200 square feet of space. Even some of the one-bedroom units offer a comfortable amount

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9 W. Walton Condos For SaleHome to corporate execs and pro athletes, the condos of 9 W. Walton are some of the hottest residential options in Chicago right now. Priced in the multi-million-dollar range, a single owner snapped up the top four floors of the building to the tune of more than $58 million.

Some of the buyers are coming from other high-end towers like Waldorf Astoria, lured in by the appeal of super-luxury condos. Buyers are left to help custom design the look and finish of the condos at 9 W Walton, while basking in such amenities as a wine cellar, restaurant, workout rooms, plus an in-house car and driver.

While perhaps more subdued in appearance on the outside than other high-end condo buildings in the Chicago area, the design is certainly not dampening the

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If you’re in the market for a luxury rental in Chicago, Trump Tower offers some fantastic options. Not only does the tower have name recognition, but also the upscale advantage of such top amenities as a swimming pool and exercise facility, spa, plus a restaurant and bar.

Right now, rentals on the market at Trump Tower Chicago include a three-bedroom, four-bath unit priced at $12,000. You’ll also find several other two- and three-bedroom rentals in the building currently on the market. Priced starting at $7,000 for a two-bedroom unit, new renters are treated to some floor plans topping 2,000 or even 3,000 square feet of living space.

Trump Tower also has a handful of one-bedroom rentals currently on the market. Some of the one-bedroom plans are

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900 W. WashingtonWith exclusivity and high-end appeal, 900 W Washington may just be the most impressive new construction condo building to land in the West Loop in years. Home to only 22 high-end condos and two spectacular penthouse suits, the elegant building presents a new level of upscale luxury in the area.

Finished with polished concrete flooring, high ceilings and a high-end industrial feel, the condos of 900 West also allow for floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Downtown Chicago. The generous penthouse units additionally command a private elevator entrance, plus a wraparound terrace and balcony for further taking in the views.

Along with the penthouse units, residential options within the building typically range from two- to four-bedrooms, and up to

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If you’re considering a move to Downtown Chicago, Vista Tower easily stands high above the rest. In fact, its location is just one of the reasons you should buy at Vista Tower.

The building’s address puts new residents within a short stroll of the lakefront, Magnificent Mile or any one of the many museums and attractions found in the area. The Lakeshore East neighborhood also presents the added convenience of a nearby park, and home to some of Chicago’s tallest buildings, now including Vista Tower.

Of course, you cannot overlook the tower’s sensational list of planned amenities. The 47th floor of the building opens up to an outdoor pool deck, wine tasting room, theater and private dining suite. 

Finally, you’re sure to fall in love with the

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