The Drake Hotel

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Conceptualized by architect Benjamin Marshall, the nation’s first urban resort came to fruition on the Magnificent Mile along the shoreline of Lake Michigan by the Drake brothers, John and Tracy, on New Year’s Eve in 1920. The Drake, a Hilton Hotel began with a roaring start to hosting events, making it a retreat for icons like Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Walt Disney, Charles Lindbergh, and Princess Diana. Upholding its revered reputation for setting the stage to present real Chicago experiences, the hotel continues its legacy of service for travelers, landing praise from Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice for Top Chicago Hotels, Meetings Focus Best of the Midwest, and Catering Executives Best Venue.

Location Map

Stroll through Millennium Park, the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and the Magnificent Mile a couple blocks away.

Discover

Discover The Drake Hotel, a hot spot for the political and social elite in Chicago since the 1920s.

Explore

Explore the Chicago Riverwalk and take in the Windy City's world-renowned architecture.

Experience

Experience the diverse exhibits and exceptional design of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Taste

Taste a bowl of Bookbinder's Red Snapper Soup at The Drake's Coq d'Or.

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