Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel
A 25-story Beaux Arts marvel situated in Chicago's iconic Loop District, Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel is the longest continually operating hotel in the United States, boasting a vibrant heritage and renowned service. Originally built as a wedding present for Bertha Honore by her groom, Potter Palmer, the Palmer House is a historic city-center landmark with a legacy of romance. Guests are treated to the ultimate experience in luxury from the moment they arrive, with a two-story, gilded lobby with a formal staircase, marble-topped tables, velvet seating, and a ceiling mural depicting Greek mythology.
The epitome of a grand hotel, the Palmer House boasts 1,641 guestrooms, including 177 Executive rooms and 53 suites, over 130,000 sq ft of meeting and event space, and a variety of facilities and services to accommodate the unique needs of every guest. Situated within walking distance of the theater district, Art Institute, famed Magnificent Mile, and within one mile of Lake Michigan, the Palmer House is the ideal destination for a Chicago vacation, wedding, or meeting, offering the best of elegant accommodations, unrivaled hospitality, and a celebrated history.
The brownie was invented at Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel when Bertha Palmer requested a dessert for ladies attending the Chicago 1893 World's Fair.
Original Property Opened: 1871
17 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
The Gilded Age, 1866 ~ 1895
A 25-story Beaux Arts marvel situated in Chicago's iconic Loop District, Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel is the longest continually operating hotel in the United States, boasting a vibrant heritage and renowned service.
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