Does Chicago's Elysian signal the beginning of the end for tipping at hotels?


Chicago's new Elysian Hotel is just the first of a hoped-for chain of luxury properties, but it's already optimistically calling itself the flagship. Our smart sister site covered its spacious, ritzy high-rise rooms, which boast working fireplaces.

The Elysian, in the city's tony Gold Coast area, is notable for another reason: Its iron-clad "no tipping" policy. Not for the bellhops, not for the room service delivery, not for housekeeping.