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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.
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Experience the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and the Magnificent Mile a couple blocks away.

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Discover the Palm Court at The Drake Hotel.

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Explore the Chicago Riverwalk.

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Experience the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Taste a bowl of Bookbinder's Soup.

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