Chicago’s hip and historic Palmer House Hilton unveils a $215 million-dollar renovation restoring the centenary palace to its original grandeur. Dating back to 1871 and situated in the heart of Downtown Chicago, the 1,641 room hotel has undergone an extensive restoration of its executive level, hospitality suites, meetings facilities, health club, business center and restaurants transforming the property back to its full glory.

“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.”


Known for its intricate architecture and storied past, the hotel’s recent renovation ensures 21st century comforts and conveniences are combined with the property’s iconic offerings. With over 50 deluxe and hospitality suites in addition to the hotel’s over-the-top penthouse, Palmer House Hilton’s Executive and Hospitality level accommodations have been graced with a $6 million-dollar restoration this year. Featuring Serenity Dreams plush-top mattresses, Peter Roth Artisan bath amenities and exclusive VIP offerings such as private check-in, key-only access, complimentary breakfast and a dedicated concierge, the hotel’s Executive and Hospitality level accommodations offer a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel within a hotel experience taking an ordinary stay to the next level.

Dining & Nightlife

A nod to an era bygone, the hotel’s iconic lobby and famed restaurants offer a modern twist on classic romance. Boasting new contemporary touches, Palmer House Hilton’s award-winning Lockwood Restaurant and Bar bring a fresh approach to dining with the ultimate farm-to-table offerings inspired by the hotel’s rooftop garden, apiary and subterranean mushroom chandeliers. Influenced by Chicago’s structural composition and master Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the hotel’s legendary Potter’s offers guests a dramatic yet inviting scene complete with bold colors, rich textures and modern mixology including favorites such as The Peacock and Treetini.

Meetings & Events

With over 77 function rooms and 130,000 square feet of event space, the Palmer House Hilton’s unique Meeting & Event facilities offer a variety of options to create the perfect event. 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 guaranteeing a convenient and customized experience.

Health & Wellness

Palmer House Hilton’s full-service, three-level Health Club and Balance Spa provide the ultimate retreat for guests and locals seeking a tranquil time-out from everyday life. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment by Precor, Jacuzzi and a full range of exercise classes including yoga, boxing, pilates, aquafit and strength training, the hotel’s Health Club provides access to the finest amenities available around the clock. Guests seeking an afternoon filled with true relaxation and pampering can head to Balance Spa – a life-enhancement destination. Designed to increase health and vitality, Balance Spa treatments include a selection of signature facials, body treatments and massages individually personalized to complete rejuvenation.

A true Chicago institution and mecca for in-the-know travelers, Palmer House Hilton continues to stay at the forefront of hospitality in the Windy City. 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.

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