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The Palmer House Chicago - Where You Want to Be

A city within a city, the Palmer House encapsulates the very essence and energy of Chicago. Have your mind read at the Magic Parlour, take the grand tour with Ken Price on the Palmer House Hilton History is Hott Tour, sip on our specialty label bourbon, have high tea at two at the Mez, recharge yourself at The Spa at Palmer House or re-energize at the Fitness Center.

Or walk to countless Chicago attractions outside the hotel. The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is just steps to all the action along State Street including Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Block 37 Mall and the Chicago Theatre District. Walking distance to The Art Institute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Cadillac Theatre, Jeweler’s Row, Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Children’s Park and more!

For more information about things to do when visiting the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel please see below:

Things to Do

  • Magic Parlour

    Magic Parlour

    09/02/2016 - 11/30/2017
    4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Enjoy the Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins for mind-blowing magic and mind reading amongst the historic backdrop of the Palmer House Hilton.

    Friday nights at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, Saturday nights at 4:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

  • Relax at The Spa at Palmer House & Fitness

    Relax at The Spa at Palmer House & Fitness

    01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
    9:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Located on the 5th floor, The Spa at Palmer House & Fitness brings you spa treatments and day spa packages that perfectly fit your needs and lifestyle.

    For reservations and availability: Call 312-422-1336

  • Curtain Call Menu at Lockwood

    Curtain Call Menu at Lockwood

    01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Grab tickets to Hamilton or to any number of theaters and nightlife just steps from the Palmer House Hilton. Join us before or after your show to enjoy a special three-course meal.

    Six-Hour Discounted theatre parking (for $13) available for diners at 55 East Monroe self-park. Validate with the host.
    Menu available Sun – Thurs 5-10pm, Fri – Sat 5-10:30pm.

  • History is Hott!! Tour

    History is Hott!! Tour

    02/14/2017 - 12/31/2017
    12:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    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.

  • Holiday Nutcracker Tea

    Holiday Nutcracker Tea

    11/17/2017 - 01/01/2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us this season for Holiday Nutcracker Tea.  Select your tea blend, steep, sip and snack savory sandwiches and sweets amidst glittering holiday decor in view of the timeless Lobby frescos.    

  • Thanksgiving Buffet

    Thanksgiving Buffet

    11/23/2017
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Gather your loved ones at Lockwood Restaurant for a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet of house-made fall favorites. LEARN MORE

  • December 10th, Nutcracker Community Tea

    December 10th, Nutcracker Community Tea

    12/10/2017
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Experience our Nutcracker Tea surrounded by generations of Joffrey Ballet’s family, friends, & supporters with heightened elements for full emersion into the community. Sunday, December 10th, 4:30pm LEARN MORE + RESERVE  

  • December 16th, Nutcracker Community Tea

    December 16th, Nutcracker Community Tea

    12/16/2017
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Experience our Nutcracker Tea surrounded by generations of Joffrey Ballet’s family, friends, & supporters with heightened elements for full emersion into the community. Saturday, December 16th, 12noon LEARN MORE + RESERVE

Fitness Center

Located on the 8th Floor, the Fitness Center features cardio and free weights allowing you to stay fit on the road.

    *Limited availability over select dates.

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