Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Please note that travel and lodging are not included in your registration fee. Please make your own arrangements. Here is some information for your convenience.
Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD):
Driving directions to hotel: Follow signs for I-190 out of airport. Take I-190 to I-90/94 east (Kennedy Expressway). Take I-90/94 to Monroe Street exit, turn left on Monroe Street (East) , Approximately 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.
Public transportation directions to hotel: Take the Blue Line train to Monroe/Dearborn stop. Take Monroe east to the hotel. The Palmer House is on the south side of the street
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
Driving directions to hotel: North on Cicero Avenue. Take Stevenson Expressway (I-55) Northeast to Kennedy Expressway (I-90) West. Exit Monroe Street, turn right (East), 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.
Public transportation directions to hotel: Take the Orange Line from Midway to downtown. Get off at the Adams/Wabash stop. The Palmer House is located on the west side of Wabash Avenue.
Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America.
The story of downtown Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton is one of romance and undeniable charm.
By the turn of the century, the Palmer House had become Chicago’s liveliest social center, hosting a long list of prominent figures—including those ranging from U.S. presidents to Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde.
In 1933, the Golden Empire Dining Room of Palmer House was converted into an entertainment epicenter. It hosted legendary entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, Louis Armstrong, and Liberace.
The Palmer House encapsulates the very essence and energy of Chicago. For more information about things to do when visiting the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel please see below:
Millennium Park: Set in the vibrant Loop area, Millennium Park is more than a park! It has art and architecture like the famous Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean.”
The Willis Tower – Skydeck – Unless you’re acrophobic (fearful of heights), you’ll definitely want to experience what it’s like to live on the edge with the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the renowned Willis Tower.
Grant Park: Stop by Grant Park to enjoy 300 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and its many attractions including Buckingham Fountain and Soldier field.
Navy Pier: Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s most famous attractions and its Centennial Wheel can give you one of the best vantage points of the city at its highest point.
Lincoln Park Zoo: On a sunny day, take a stroll around the Lincoln Park Zoo for free.
Museum Campus: The Museum Campus is the gateway to all of Chicago’s important museums as well as Soldier Field and the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place.
Chicago Theatre: With its stunning architecture, Chicago Theatre was the first large movie palace in the United States. in 1921. To this day, it still hosts many entertainment events throughout the year.