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Palmer House Hilton Hosts Hiball Events’ Valentine’s 2016 Night of Romance in the Legendary Empire Room

January 18th, 2016

THE HOTEL THAT LOVE BUILT -­ THE PALMER HOUSE  -­  HOSTS HIBALL EVENTS’ VALENTINE’S 2016 NIGHT OF ROMANCE IN THE LEGENDARY EMPIRE ROOM FEATURING MUSIC BY SAM FAZIO AND THREE-­COURSE MEAL  

CHICAGO – The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, is proud to announce that it will be hosting HiBall Events’ Valentine’s 2016 dinner & show for the second year, Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Diners seated at intimate tables arranged for two or four people enjoy a romance inspired, three course meal and dancing to live entertainment performed by Sam Fazio with his jazz quartet. Dinner includes a Chef’s Tasting Appetizer Platter, two entrees, top wine selections, a shared dessert and a certificate valid for two drinks at Potter’s also located in the Palmer House lobby. The romantic dinner package is available at $250 per couple.  The seating takes place 6:30 – 9 p.m. The Palmer House has a special King Accommodations room rate beginning at $179 for couples attending the dinner. Dinner and room reservations may be made at www.palmerhousehiltonhotel.com

The story of the hotel is one of undeniable charm, an introduction by Potter Palmer’s former business partner, Marshall Field, sparked the engagement of Potter & Bertha that led to perhaps one of the most extravagant wedding gifts of all time -­ the Palmer House Hilton.The historic lobby is a living symbol to their romantic tale. From the 24-­karat gold Tiffany statues to the magnificent ceiling of Grecian frescoes by French muralist Louis Pierre Rigal, which has been restored to its original grandeur.  The 21 paintings that span the enormous two-­story lobby depicts images of classic romance including the birth of Aphrodite, Apollo in pursuit of Daphne and Pluto on his quest to marry Persephone, the daughter of the Demeter, the goddess of the harvest.   

For Valentine’s Day, couples have the opportunity to dine in one of Chicago’s most legendary spaces, the Palmer House’s Empire Room.  The Empire Room opened in 1925 as an elegant dining room and quickly became one of Chicago’s legendary “hot spots.”   The Night of Romance continues this tradition with the elegance that identified the Empire Room as a premiere café society nightclub. The room’s glamorous design can immediately be seen as a staircase inspired by the Paris Opera leads directly from the lobby of the Palmer House to the Empire Room. The 20th century’s great entertainment luminaries from Tony Bennett to Carol Channing have all performed there.  Sam Fazio will be enriching the already romantic atmosphere with his music styling and the menu for the evening will include: 

Three Course Valentine’s Menu includes: 

First Course, Chef’s Tasting Shared Platter

Duck prosciutto, Pate de Foie gras, Nancy’s camembert, Maytag blue, honey comb, tunnel maple syrup, grain mustard, giardiniera and olives de Provence with walnut raisin bread and crispy parmesan lavosh

Entree Selections:

Braised beef short rib with exotic mushrooms, rooftop herbs, carrot and beet ribbons and compressed garlic cream Yukon gold potatoes

Organic chicken roulade with crab, asparagus, camembert, cauliflower and parsnip gastrique

Filet and salmon featuring a five-­ounce  Stone creek filet and Alaskan salmon with Malabar spinach and creamy potato

Alaskan salmon with Malabar spinach, creamy potato, gremolata, wild mushroom ravioli and fennel broth

Dessert for two

Prepared by Pastry Chef Fabrice Bouet, served with coffee

ABOUT HIBALL EVENTS

HiBall Events is one of America’s leading event production and promotion companies. With over twenty years of experience, founder Rich Shea and the rest of the management team at HiBall Events have produced thousands of events from coast-­to-­coast, including Big Night® America, the country’s largest New Year’s Eve galas in Chicago, DC, Baltimore, San Diego and New Orleans.

About The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

The legendary AAA four-­diamond rated hotel has been hosting visitors to the Chicago Loop for more than 140 years. Today, the Palmer House Hilton continues to thrive in the heart of the theatre and financial district, just steps from the Art Institute, Millennium Park and State Street shopping. A short walk away is Grant Park where summer festivals take place. Family attractions like the Chicago Children’s Museum and Navy Pier are just a quick cab ride away. The hotel features 130,000 sq. ft. of function space with more than 77 meeting rooms, seven ballrooms and two exhibition halls. Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, located just off the lobby, is  open throughout the day serving contemporary American cuisine. Small plates and classic cocktails are served in Potter’s. The Spa at Palmer House features 14 treatment rooms including hydrotherapy services for the ultimate pampering. The fitness center offers over 10,000 sq. ft. of cardio and free weight equipment, an indoor pool, whirlpool, and saunas.

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-­service hotels and resorts to extended-­stay suites and focused-­service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-­class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with nearly 672,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-­winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors®.

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, and HiBall Events’ Valentine’s 2016 dinner, Saturday, Feb. 13 the seating is from: 6:30 p.m. -­  9 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Diners seated at intimate tables arranged for two or four people enjoy a romance inspired three course meal and dancing to live entertainment performed by Sam Fazio. Dinner includes a Chef’s Tasting Appetizer Platter, two entrees, top wine selections, a shared dessert and a certificate valid for two drinks at Potter’s also located in the Palmer House lobby. The romantic package is available at $250 per couple. The Palmer House has a special $129 room rate for couples attending the dinner.  Reservations may be made at ValentinesinChicago.com.

 

 

 

    *Limited availability over select dates.

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