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Ring in the New Year

As you reflect back upon 2017, we invite you to relish the last moments of the year in sophisticated surroundings with a number of elevated, yet intimate experiences to share quality moments with those you hold nearest in the quiet comforts of the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.

Relax with spa treatments intended to embrace the New Year with a glow at The Palmer House Spa, Savor private dinner service tucked away in individual coves overlooking the famed lobby, and add a touch of Tom foolery with master illusionist, Dennis Watkins’ small stage Magic Parlour performance.

3-2-1 Happy New Year
Stay 3 nights for the cost of 2

Stay Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30 to receive Sunday, December 31 free in celebration of the start to 2018. Fill your holiday weekend with fun by adding special offerings and events to personalize your stay such as Spa Services, dinner for two special offers, and more.  Package is Advance Purchase only and is non-refundable.




Just Chillin’

Our Just Chillin’ Package kicks off your stay with a toasty mug of unlimited hot cocoa or coffee and keeps you warm with major savings on parking, Wifi, Fitness Club access, Millennium Park Ice Skating and more!

Book our Just Chillin Package to receive:

• 2 Welcome Mug(s) filled with unlimited hot cocoa or coffee
• Complimentary Self-Parking for one (1) vehicle
• Skate Rental for 2 at Millennium Park Ice Rink
• Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
• Complimentary access to the Fitness Center and Pool




New Year’s Eve Weekend Events & Offerings

TREAT-ments from The Spa at Palmer House

Infused therapies with principle influences from yoga and Chinese medicine intertwine to create a modern holistic beauty and wellness program.  Trending services include:

Red Lacquer Mani | The Grand | Couples Massage


The Magic Parlour - Limited Availability for December 29 and 30 Remaining

Watkins’ critically-acclaimed one-man-show, The Magic Parlour, has been running at Palmer House, a Hilton hotel for 6 years. Produced by the House Theatre of Chicago, The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of classic magic and impossible mind-reading, performed by award-winning Chicago magician Dennis Watkins at the longest, continually operating hotels in North America.

Make Your Reservations | Add the Magic Prix Fixe Menu

History is Hott!

Explore the Palmer House’s long and storied history in the capable hands of Ken Price, named best historian of 2014 by Historic Hotels of America. Our historic luncheon and tour begins at 12:00 p.m. with lunch at Lockwood, includes a presentation in our historic hotel museum and finishes with a tour of the art-deco lobby, grand ballrooms, and vintage artifacts throughout the hotel.
Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday and are subject to availability. Tickets are required.

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Nutcracker Holiday Tea

Select your tea blend, steep, sip and snack savory sandwiches and sweets amidst glittering holiday décor in view of the timeless lobby frescos while listening to a live harpist strumming holiday compositions before or after the Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker Performance.

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Holiday Events Near the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

A flurry of activities await you this holiday season. Take a look and see Oh What Fun you can fit into your Holiday Adventure:

Local Events Close to the Hotel to Enjoy over New Year’s Eve
Local Events Leading up to New Year’s Eve

    *Limited availability over select dates.