Lobby makeovers feature open spaces, plug-in places, comfortable seating and attractive design that encourage work on iPads and laptops and chatting in person or by text. And you don't have to go up to your hotel room for it. Older hotels are updating as newer ones are tech savvy to start. Here are some examples in Chicago: Marriott International: "In the past, hotel guests were 'siloed.' They would return from a meeting or event and take the elevator up to the room. Now they can meet and stay in the lobby. There is space to relax, eat, drink," said Peggy Fang Roe, Marriott International's vice president of global operations, based in Bethesda, Md. "About 18 months ago, we researched the next generation of travelers' mindset. They have a mobile, social and more cellular mindset," Roe said. Get the full story at The Chicago Tribune