The Palmer House lobby is a great place to relax. It has comfortable furniture and a low key setting. But most of all it provides a rich classic Chicago setting.
The building has a long history. It is the third Palmer House hotel built in Downtown Chicago and opened in 1925. It was designed by the architectural firm of Holabird & Roche. Conrad Hilton bought the hotel in 1945. It was sold by Hilton in 2005 to Thor Equities but still operates as part of the Hilton chain.
You can feel that history while sitting in the lobby with a martini and it is a lot of fun.
Even though there are a lot of people around the lobby is distinctly mellow. It makes a classier atmosphere than your average downtown bar. It also creates an atmosphere where it is easy to gather your thoughts or carry on a conversation.
The Palmer House is located at 17 East Monroe Street.
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