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At the Palmer House Hilton, we understand your needs and want to provide you with the tools and resources that allow you to operate successful programs.   Our Meeting Planner partners in the Life Sciences industry have communicated several items of utmost importance in order for them to be successful:

  • Billing:  Ability to view in real time allowing you to review and sort by attendee to identify per person expenditures
  • RFP:  Quick response time, allowing you to make quick decisions
  • Menu pricing:  Elastic, HCP friendly and providing you with creative options
  • Transparency:  Informing you of competitor groups over your program dates
  • Audio/Visual:  Flexibility to use your preferred production vendor as well as our in house partner, PSAV.
  • Technology:  Bandwidth to handle 2,000+ devices and increased cellular connectivity
  • Contracting:  Ability to incorporate your addendum into our contract

Whether an Investigator Meeting, Sales POA or Product Launch – we are your hospitality experts in Chicago.  Our culinary team offers a variety of HCP menus and you can rely on intuitive service from a hospitality team with an average tenure of 10 years.

The Palmer House, a Hilton hotel has a multitude of flexible meeting space offering opportunities for groups of up to 800 to simultaneously conduct general sessions, exhibits, meals and breakouts.  Our Grand Ballroom provides seating for up to 1,000 attendees while our breakout space totals over 81 rooms of varied configurations.

We know that production and IT play a leading role in the success of your programming.  That is why we have partnered with PSAV as our onsite source for your audio and visual needs.  They can assist in several ways, whether providing full production services, partial program rentals to support your own production team, or to act as a labor broker for your outside production company.  Our internal IT capabilities allow for over 2,000+ devices to stream simultaneously for iPad trainings.

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  • Cheryl Jakob

Your Meeting Specialist: Cheryl Jakob, Senior Sales Manager

Cheryl handles leads of 200+ room on peak night.

Cheryl Jakob
Senior Sales Manager
Hiltons of Chicago

Phone:  401-322-2023

  • Cloud Gate at Millennium Park

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 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
  • 25% discount on all catering
  • 15% discount at designated hotel food and beverage outlets*

Terms & Conditions:  Offer valid through December 31, 2019 and is subject to change and availability.  Not valid for business previously booked or confirmed.  *Not including alcoholic beverages.   

    *Limited availability over select dates.