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For the Love of Chocolate

In 1870, Bertha Honore married Potter Palmer, a successful businessman and Chicago millionaire, who built Palmer House in 1871.  Bertha chaired the Board of Lady Managers for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.  She charged the Palmer House Pastry Chef Joseph Sehl to create a chocolate cake-like treat that would be easy to box and transport. And just like that, the globally famous brownie was invented at Palmer House.

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel will celebrate National Brownie Day on December 8th with brownie bites for guests upon check-in, and brownie inspired menu items available for purchase from morning to night.  A new Chocolate Lovers Brownie Package will be introduced and available for stays through March 2023.

Off the Menu with Executive Sous Chef Jason Schroeder

Experience the Sweet Life at the birthplace of the brownie with Chef Jason as he prepares this delicious treat in celebration of National Brownie Day.

Chocolate Lovers Brownie Package

Celebrate National Brownie Day at the birthplace of this sweet confection.

Your Chocolate Lovers Brownie Package will include:

  • Overnight accommodations for 2 guests
  • Palmer House brownies for 2 at Lockwood Express
  • Bertha’s Brownie Latte for 2 at Lockwood Express
  • Brownie Manhattan at Lockwood Lobby Bar
  • Brownie Cheesecake for 2 at Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar
  • Complimentary access to the fitness center & indoor pool

Bertha's Brownie Latte

A sweet morning indulgence inspired by Bertha Palmer, the Brownie Latte is a treat any time of the day.  Visit Lockwood Express, located on the lobby level, and sip this delightfully caffeinated, chocolate lovers treat.

Brownie Cheesecake

Enjoy a classic twist on The Original Palmer House Brownie recipe with a slice of brownie cheesecake at Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar.

Brownie Manhattan

Treat yourself to a Brownie Manhattan at Lockwood Restaurant & Bar.  Sip a liquefied version of the Palmer House Brownie featuring Palmer House FEW Rye, crème de cacao, walnut liquor, and chocolate walnut bitters, topped with a brownie bite and maraschino cherry for a one-of-a-kind holiday treat