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The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel history with organized labor can be traced back to the 1870’s.  We’re proud our hotel is one of the longest operating union buildings in the city of Chicago.  From our electricians, painters to housemen, the Palmer House supports the labor market and is invested in the continued strength and growth of labor organizations.  With our combination of space and location, your membership base will find a great partner dedicated to serving your brothers and sisters during your next event. 

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, as well as 11 suites – all 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.
  • Grand & State Ballrooms


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Encore Global

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Passkey Meeting Planner Dashboard
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Function Space Brochure
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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, Video and 360 Virtual Tour Gallery

HCN Navigator Tablets
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  • Jason Weiner

Your Meeting Specialist: Jason Weiner, Director of Group Sales

Jason handles leads of 101+ rooms on peak night.

Jason Weiner
Director of Group Sales
Hiltons of Chicago

Phone: 312-621-7362

  • 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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Value Dates for Groups and Meetings

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