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You’ve had enough ordinary events for one lifetime.

Plan a meeting at a location that leaves a lasting impression.

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel celebrates over 150 years of successful events at the corner of State & Monroe as America’s longest-operating hotel.

Experience attentive service, thoughtful amenities, and creative cuisine- a mainstay in the Palmer House kitchens- from the inception of the brownie for the 1893 Chicago Worlds’ Fair in the pastry shop to the culinary dishes inspired by the Palmer House cookbook from the 1930s.

Inspired events take place in ornate settings from the famed Empire Room, the Red Lacquer Ballroom with elegant chandeliers adorned with garnets, to the Honoré Ballroom, named in honor of Bertha Honoré Palmer.  Event space can be customized to your organization’s needs including private dining rooms, over 77 breakout rooms, residentially inspired hospitality suites, Salon and Exhibit settings will transform any event, large or small, into one that’s both talked about and remembered.

Team members of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel are committed to staying ahead of the innovation curve while preserving historic integrity.  From the famed Empire Room to the ornate and spacious Grand & State Ballrooms, the meeting space at the hotel sets the standard for historical distinction, complemented by attentive service, technology, and amenities highlighted by hip nuances and conveniences that create lasting impressions.

The facts

  • Over 130,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 3 ballrooms accommodating up to 1,653 people

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  • 78 breakout rooms
  • 16,909 square feet of Exhibit Hall
  • 11 hospitality suites

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Historic settings create lasting impressions.



Your Story begins at the hotel built on love.


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Grand events deserve Grand settings.



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