CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PROPERTY EST. 1920 • NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES 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 Hotel began with a roaring start to hosting events, making it an urban retreat for icons like Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Walt Disney, Charles Lindbergh, and Princess Diana to name a few. 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. The Grand Ballroom was built during the Roaring Twenties for the Charleston craze— the floor is literally equipped to put a bounce in a dancer’s step. ORIGINAL HOTEL LUXURIOUS SERVICE BLENDED DÉCOR BEAUX-ARTS AMENITIES 535 spacious guestrooms, including 49 suites with Lake Michigan or cityscape view and over 33,000 sq. ft. Of event space. Each guestroom offers Wi-Fi access, HDTVs, Peter Roth apothecary, in-room safe, coffee maker, and minibar. Additional perks include Hhonors Rewards, digital key, valet parking, concierge, and fitness center. There is an upscale promenade of luxury couture, including Chanel, Van Cleef and Arpels, and George Jensen. DINING Cape Cod opened in 1933 as the nation’s first seafood restaurant with a contemporary spin on classic New England seafood and cocktails. Coq d’Or has been a Chicago staple for 8 decades with American bites and drinks from the decades. Palm Court offers afternoon tea service enjoyed by royalty for nearly a century. Drake Bros. Provides casual, shoreline dining with stunning views of Lake Michigan, serving traditional American fare. LOCATION Overlooking Lake Michigan with direct Oak Street Beach access and steps to the upscale boutique and shopping districts of Oak Street and the Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel puts guests in the heart of Chicago’s retail and dining corridor. Nearby attractions include Water Tower Place, 900 North Michigan Shops, John Hancock Observatory, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Navy Pier. Chicago O’Hare Int’l Airport: 14 miles, 45 minutes. 140 East Walton Place Chicago, IL 60611 T 312.787.2200
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