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Trendiest hotels in the nation

Looking to hobnob with the trendsetters and fashionistas of today and tomorrow? Looks like you're not the only one. TripAdvisor.com wants to put you in the right place to make that happen with their top ten list of trendiest hotels. The selections, chosen by their readers, are locations with in-vogue decor, modern amenities and outstanding accommodations. And Chicago is represented too!

Royalton New York in NYC
You know you're in for a special stay when the lobby of a hotel features an oversized bronze fireplace and leather walls that are patterned to resemble African tribal art, like it does here. Average nightly rate is $313+.

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Loft-inspired rooms at this hotel boast nine-foot ceilings, oversized windows and a high-tech office and entertainment center. Average nightly rate is $121+.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in California
Here you can find halo-illuminated beds, cantilevered furniture and sensually-styled bathrooms for an average nightly rate of $225+.

Ace Hotel in New York City
Located near Manhattan's Theater District, this hotel features original artwork from both local and international artists and vintage furniture in each room. Average nightly rate is $220+.

Dream South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida
Here is an art deco-inspired hotel with rooms that feature a large flat screen TV, high speed Wi-Fi, a loaded mini-bar and high end bath amenities. Average nightly rate is $203+.

the Wit in Chicago
Spa-inspired bathrooms, 42-inch entertainment centers and plush bedding place this local venue on the list. Average nightly rate is $224+.

W San Diego in San Diego, California
Guests here enjoy window seats offering stunning views of the city and signature beds layered with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Average nightly rate is $178+.

W Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona
Situated between shopping venues, this has rooms that include floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable feather beds and ambient lighting. Average night rate is $174+.

Smyth Hotel in New York City
Looking for different? The hallways at this Tribeca hotel are lined with ostrich-embossed leather walls. The rooms themselves boast walnut paneling, chrome-accented furniture and marble bathrooms. Average nightly rate is $294+.

NYLO Plano at Legacy in Plano, Texas
Exposed brick walls, pitched ceilings, polished concrete floors, and local artwork in every guest room makes for a stay that feels updated and breezy. Average nightly rate is $84+.