For a few years, my boyfriend and I have had standing reservations at the Sofitel on New Year's Eve and each time, I have been freshly impressed and excited to stay there. EVERYTHING is perfect...from the architecture of the building, to the views, to the temperature, to the service, to the pristine bedding, it is simply the model of European simplicity and sophistication. My boyfriend lived in France and I am a Chicago native with a European upbringing and I have to say that this hotel lives up to and exceeds our expectations each time we go. Additionally, long before I met him, I had been visiting the Sofitel bar for drinks with friends. Everything is somewhat pricey, but certainly well deserved. I would stay there for weeks on end if I could afford it. Oh, and don't forget to order the basket of French pastries in the morning! The croissant are as authentic as they get in America!
Pros: The height of European civility and sophistication