Hilton Chicago turns 90 this year, and meeting planners have reason to celebrate because of the special rates being offered for groups.
The 1,544-room hotel opened in 1927 as the largest hotel in the world. Overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, it holds several historic memories, including housing the U.S. Army during World War II. In honor of its 90 years, the property is featuring special $90 rates throughout the year as well as a new small meetings package for groups of 90 or less. That means groups can meet in the property’s 234,000 sf of meeting space for less.
Valid Monday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 31, the small meetings package includes:
- Up to $5,000 in comp production cost/100 guest rooms on peak night
- Free meeting room Internet
- Free guest room Internet
- Free electric power
- 50 percent discount on self-parking
- 25 percent discount on all catering
- 15 percent discount at designated hotel F&B outlets (excluding alcohol)
- Free guest room per 25 paid and actualized
- Free suite for every 50 rooms paid and actualized
- Receive up to 100,000 Hilton Honors Points with this deal
In between meetings, attendees can embrace the hotel’s history. Simply walking the property’s grounds, featuring the original 1927 Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers and Fresco-style oil paintings, takes attendees back to a bygone era. Groups can also take a private tour with the artifacts associate who will take attendees through the historic corridor while telling the stories of past presidents’ visits and highlighting World War II artifacts. Past royal guests include Queen Elizabeth II who arrived in Chicago in July 1959 on her Royal Yacht, and 3 million Chicagoans greeted her on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Lastly, meeting planners can consider planning an event in the Conrad Suite, a two-story, 5,000-sf penthouse, complete with a 14-seat dining table, billiards room and bar, three bedrooms as well as a fully equipped kitchen and private culinary team. Don’t worry—there’s also a private helipad should the need arise.