Historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago celebrated 143 years with the unveiling of its $215 million renovation, which restored the centenary palace to its original grandeur. Known for its architecture and history, the hotel’s recent renovation ensures 21st century conveniences are combined with the property’s iconic offerings. “We are delighted to share the recent renovations of Palmer House Hilton with our guests,” said Dean Lane, General Manager. “Our goal has always been to preserve this iconic property while ensuring our guests are met with the comforts and conveniences of the 21st century. Continuing its legacy and maintaining unmatched hospitality for our guests, we will move forward in celebrating 143 years in the making.”
Dating back to 1871, the 1,641-room hotel underwent the restoration of its executive level, hospitality suites, meetings facilities, health club, business center and restaurants. With over 50 deluxe and hospitality suites in addition to the hotel’s penthouse, Palmer House Hilton’s Executive and Hospitality level accommodations were graced with a $6-million restoration this year. The hotel’s Executive and Hospitality level accommodations include Serenity Dreams plush-top mattresses, Peter Roth Artisan bath amenities and VIP offerings such as private check-in, key-only access, complimentary breakfast and a dedicated concierge.
With more than 77 function rooms and 130,000 sf of event space, the Palmer House Hilton’s facilities offer a variety of options. From the famed Empire Room, which played host to legendary entertainers Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald, to the hotel’s Grand Ballroom and more intimate salon settings, the Palmer House Hilton ensures all spaces are outfitted with state-of-the-art technology.
The Palmer House Hilton’s Lockwood Restaurant and Bar offers farm-to-table offerings inspired by the hotel’s rooftop garden, apiary and subterranean mushroom chandeliers. Influenced by Chicago’s structural composition and architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the hotel’s Potter’s is designed with bold colors, rich textures and modern mixology.
Hotel’s full-service, three-level Health Club and Balance Spa has a Jacuzzi and a full range of exercise classes including yoga, boxing, Pilates, aquafit and strength training.
In addition to its all-inclusive offerings, the hotel’s award-winning “History is Hott” tour takes guests through the hotel’s storied past highlighting the French Empire design-influenced lobby, grand ballrooms and vintage artifacts showcased throughout the famed property.