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Athletic Events at the Palmer House Hilton

Over 120 years ago, representatives from seven Midwest colleges met at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel for the first time, leading to the creation of the longest operating Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States. Since then, the Palmer House has continued to be a notable presence within athletic events.  

From massaging your muscles at our full service spa to energizing at the fitness center, participants, fans and coaches alike will experience service that exemplifies team spirit as well as athlete centric accommodations and amenities.  Palmer House understands your event is unique and has the knowledge and flexibility to tailor your needs.  

Experience: Long-standing history of working with professional organizations, national governing bodies, collegiate markets and endurance events.

Proximity and Location: Located within walking distance to Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park, one and a half miles to Solider Field, two blocks to the Chicago Lakefront running and biking path, and two and a half miles to United Center.

Double Accommodations: The hotel offers almost 600 double bedded rooms, 120 that also have two bathrooms.

Athletic Club: The three level health club is fully equipped with everything you’ll need, open 24 hours and offered complimentary to in house guests. An indoor pool and natural light as well as a studio and classes keep guests rejuvenated and replenished.

Event Space: Over 125,000 square feet of meeting and event space for groups of 10 to 1,500.  The sixth floor conference center offers an exclusive space with general session, meals and breakouts for groups up to 250. 

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In the heart of the city

Not only does the hotel’s central location in downtown Chicago offer visitors the chance to walk to famous attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, the Theatre District, the Magnificent Mile, State Street Shopping, the Cultural Mile, Museum Campus and the lakefront of Lake Michigan, but staying at the Palmer House is an adventure by itself.  Attractions and areas of interest are outlined in the attachments below:


When you are ready to begin planning, we will work with our local partners to help you with logistics for offsite dining and entertainment experiences.
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SPECIAL OFFER - First Quarter Chicago

Fly into January, February or March to land this great deal.  We have your dates and space available with Value Added Concessions that mean Tremendous Value for Your Next Meeting! Book a meeting to take place in first quarter 2016, 2017 or 2018 and receive these value added concessions:

  • Up to $5000 in comp production cost / 100 guest rooms on peak night
  • FREE meeting room internet
  • FREE guest room internet
  • FREE electric power
  • 50% discount on self-parking
  • 25% discount on all catering
  • 15% discount at designated hotel food and beverage outlets*
  • FREE guest room per 25 paid and actualized
  • FREE suite for every 50 Rooms paid and actualized

Terms & Conditions:  Offer valid through December 31, 2016 and is subject to change and availability.  Not valid for business previously booked or confirmed.  *Not including alcoholic beverages.   

Value Dates for Groups & Meetings

Take advantage of sensational group rates and value add concessions at the Palmer House Hilton.  Learn More

  • Katherine Rinewalt

Your Meeting Specialist: Katherine Rinewalt, Senior Sales Manager

Katherine handles leads of 101+ rooms on peak night.

Katherine Rinewalt
Senior Sales Manager
Hiltons of Chicago

Phone: 617-936-4888
katherine.rinewalt@hilton.com

  • Melanie Tamalunas

Your Meeting Specialist: Melanie Tamalunas, Senior Sales Manager

Melanie handles leads of 10-100 rooms on peak night.

Melanie Tamalunas
Senior Sales Manager
Hiltons of Chicago

Phone:  312-917-4954
melanie.tamalunas@hilton.com

    *Limited availability over select dates.

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