Housed in the refurbished, 105-year-old Reliance Building (once home to Carson Pirie Scott), the hotel oozes yesteryear charm, from metal elevator grills and marble walls to Florentine glass on office-turned-guest-room doors--many of which still have their original mail slots. The tiny lobby feels more like an intimate study, with crimson and animal-print furniture, mahogany walls and a marble fireplace. The hotel takes its name from famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham.
The 122 guest rooms (19 suites) feature indigo velvet headboards, regal gold walls, musical notes of Mozart on the curtains and cherubs on the bedspreads. Indeed, angels appear throughout the hotel and are meant to inspire romance. The minibar is stocked with Chicago-themed munchies like Wrigley's gum and Cracker Jacks. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, a pet-friendly policy, a fully equipped fitness room and a complimentary evening wine service in the lobby.