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Government Meetings by Palmer House Hilton

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel understands the challenges you are facing when planning Government meetings from strict guidelines which include budget restrictions to lengthy approval processes.  We have created tools to ease the systems in place to make the process a smooth and successful one for you.

  • Contracting:  Easy to do business with;  extensive experience working with Government groups.
  • Food and Beverage:  Can work within per diem requirements while providing creative options.
  • Audio/Visual:  Flexibility to use your preferred production vendor as well as our in house partner, PSAV.
  • Central Standard:  Ease of access from coast to coast, with two airports and nearly 3,000 inbound flights per day.
  • Sustainability:  Environmentally-friendly practices recognized by the city of Chicago and Hilton Worldwide
  • Security:  Our security team has Presidential (Secret Service) and Foreign Dignitary Experience.
  • Dining:  Lockwood Restaurant, Lobby Bar, Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar, and Starbucks located on site that offer items within daily per diem for attendees.
  • Location:  Positioned in the heart of downtown near local and regional agencies with even more per diem, affordable local neighborhood dining options walking distance from hotel.
  • Transportation:  Easy access from the airports to the hotel.  Public transit at $2.50 to $35 taxi ride.  Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is located one block from the CTA orange train line providing direct service to Midway Airport, and two blocks from the CTA blue train line providing direct service to O’Hare Airport.  Reference CTA train system and map information.
  • History:  In addition to the hotel history, we have hosted many government agencies over the past with monumental success.
  • Government Per Diem:  Ability to offer Government Per Diem rates established for the city of Chicago in 2018 as follows:

2021 Per Diem

Oct Nov Dec
$218 $218 $134

2022 Per Diem

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
$134 $134 $134 $216 $216 $216 $187 $187 $218



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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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  • Kate Cannon

Your Meeting Specialist: Kate Cannon, Senior Sales Manager

Kate handles all government leads of 10+ rooms on peak night.

Kate Cannon
Senior Sales Manager
Hiltons of Chicago

Direct:  312-609-1909
Cell:  312-805-6607