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The Palmer House Chicago - Where You Want to Be

A city within a city, the Palmer House encapsulates the very essence and energy of Chicago. Have your mind read at the Magic Parlour, take the grand tour with Ken Price on the Palmer House Hilton History is Hott Tour, sip on our specialty label bourbon, raise a glass of our new Palmer House Pilsner, have high tea at two in the lobby, recharge yourself at The Spa at Palmer House or re-energize at the Fitness Center.

Or walk to countless Chicago attractions outside the hotel. The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is just steps to all the action along State Street including Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Block 37 Mall and the Chicago Theatre District. Walking distance to The Art Institute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Cadillac Theatre, Jeweler’s Row, Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Children’s Park and more!

For more information about things to do when visiting the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel please see below:

Things to Do

  • Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea

    02/13/2019 - 12/30/2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Select your tea blend, steep, sip and snack savory sandwiches and sweets amidst the timeless Lobby frescos of the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.

  • Magic Parlour

    Magic Parlour

    03/01/2019 - 12/28/2019
    12:00 am

    Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery unlike anything else in Chicago. The Magic Parlour is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in an intimate venue at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.

  • Bourbon County Stout Event

    Bourbon County Stout Event

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join us in Potter’s for a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Event on November 9th


Santa's Workshop Yuletide Brunch

Join us for Brunch with Santa on select dates in December

History is Hott!

History is Hott!! won Illinois Meetings & Event’s Editor’s Pick for the Best City Tour and is led by Palmer House’s history extraordinaire Ken Price, recently awarded Historic Hotels of America’s Lifetime Achievement designation.

This interactive luncheon and tour series is presented by Director of Public Relations, Ken Price, a 32-year resident historian of the property.

Fitness Center

Located on the 8th Floor, the Fitness Center features cardio and free weights allowing you to stay fit on the road. Enjoy a personalized workout regime in our 10,000 square foot facility on three interconnected levels.

The Spa at Palmer House

The Spa at Palmer House, located on the 5th floor, is where tradition meets modern health and beauty combining all aspects of spa, beauty, and wellness to create a full service menu with both classic and trending services.

    *Limited availability over select dates.