Palmer House Hilton Hotel

The Height of Chicago Style

Chicago is your kind of town. Turns out it’s also charmed some other peeps too, like Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and a few U.S. Presidents. And where did they all stay and perform? Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The longest continually operating hotel in America, the Palmer House has been the epitome of class and luxury since it opened its doors in 1873—it was rebuilt after the original building (which had only been open for 13 days) perished in the Great Chicago Fire.

Recently, the Palmer House, which is right in the heart of State Street, has undergone a $170 million renovation to not only restore its historic glory, but to give modern day guests the amenities and comfort they crave. That means a world-class, three-level Health Club and Spa, indoor pool, WiFi, and two incredible restaurants.

For a little something different, sign up for the interactive luncheon, where you’ll dine at their American fare restaurant Lockwood, then take a glass of wine “to go” as the hotel’s resident historian takes you on an all-access tour through the hotel, typically closed to the public.