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Tech Meetings by Palmer House Hilton

Palmer House Hilton continues to innovate, on its many ‘firsts,’ including the first hotel in the nation to use Edison’s invention of the light bulb, first to offer the telephone, elevator, and the newest hotel first – the HCN Navigator guestroom tablets. Recently completing a $215M restoration, the Palmer House Hilton continues its technological advancement as a leader for meetings and incentive travel in Chicago, offering planners endless resources at their fingertips.

Meetings & Events Highlights:

  • Central Standard: Ease of access from coast to coast, with two airports and nearly 3,000 inbound flights per day
  • Meetings that Connect: Five ballrooms, 77 breakout rooms and an exhibit hall totaling over 130,000 square feet, easy to navigate for groups from 10 to 1,000 attendees
  • Technology Interface:  Bandwidth to handle 2,000+ devices with two 250-MB circuits running through the core of the hotel
  • Technology Conveniences: The HCN Navigator tablets allow you to create welcome messages, share event schedules and pertinent documents, or send timely messages through instant messaging. Additionally, your attendees can take notes or videos with digital copies uploaded to the cloud.
  • Meeting Design: Flexibility to use your preferred production vendor as well as on site partners; PSAV for technology needs and Freeman to give your event premier presence through branding
  • Unique Accommodations:  1,641 guestrooms including the Potter Palmer Suite, recognized by Elite Traveler magazine as one of the 101 best hotel suites in the world, and 11 suites – presidential in style
  • Hospitality Leader: Ranked 25 among the Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States by Cvent and named Innovative Historic Hotel Event Host Best Practice Award by Hotels of America
  • Sustainability Calculator: Measure the sustainability impact of your meeting by initializing the LightStay calculator and inputting your meeting details
  • Check-In From Anywhere:  digital check-in + choose your room

Whether it be a Road Show, Team Meeting, User Conference, Sales Kick Off or Division Meeting, the Palmer House wants to be your first choice innovation expert.


Telecommunication/Technical Capabilities
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PSAV Partner

Concierge Restaurant List
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View Casual Restaurants

Passkey Meeting Planner Dashboard
What is Passkey
Passkey User Guide


LightStay Calculator
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Function Space Brochure
Palmer House Space Diagrams

CAD Drawing Downloads
Lobby Level and Floors 2, 3, 4
Floors 5, 6, 7, 8

Catering Menus
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Digital Gallery & Virtual Tours
Photo and Video Gallery
360 Virtual Tour

HCN Navigator Tablets
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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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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
  • 50% discount on self-parking
  • 25% discount on all catering
  • 15% discount at designated hotel food and beverage outlets*
  • FREE guest room per 25 paid and actualized
  • FREE suite for every 50 Rooms paid and actualized

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.   

Value Dates for Groups & Meetings

Take advantage of sensational group rates and value add concessions at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.  Learn More

Take advantage of sensational group rates and value add concessions at the Palmer House Hilton.  Learn More