Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
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Location. The Hilton Chicago Michigan Avenue Cultural Mile overlooks Grant Park in Chicago, Ill. The CTA’s Red line train is located one block from the hotel. This Hilton property stands two blocks from Millennium Park, three blocks from the Field Museum and four blocks from the Loop business district.
Hotel Features. When this property opened as The Stevens in 1927, it boasted an 18 hole rooftop golf course, its own hospital and a 1,200 seat theater that showed “talking pictures.” Today, the hotel offers three dining options that include Kitty O’Shea’s Irish Pub where exchange students from Ireland work as servers and local Irish bands perform on select evenings. The pub serves Irish fare and offers Irish beers on tap. The Pavilion prepares Mediterranean influenced cuisine, and the Lakeside Green Lounge serves coffee and pastries by day but transforms into a lounge and cocktail bar by night. The business center houses six computer stations. A total of 234,000 square feet of function space accommodates events. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas for a fee. A limited hour health club offers an extensive array of exercise equipment for a fee, and provides complimentary use of an indoor track, saunas, tanning beds and two spa tubs. The hotel also houses an indoor lap pool.
Guestrooms. This 25 story property offers 1,544 guestrooms furnished with Hilton Serta Sweet Dreams Beds that feature pillowtop mattresses, 250 thread count sheets, down duvets and down pillows. Bronze and aqua green color schemes complement antique style furnishings. Marble clad bathrooms contain shower/tub combinations and are stocked with La Source toiletries. Executive level bathrooms provide bathrobes upon request. All accommodations provide flat screen televisions and high speed wired and wireless Internet access for a fee.
Expert Tip. So arresting is the lobby of this landmark hotel that tourists regularly photograph the grand staircase and the glorious scenes of angels reclining amid the clouds painted on the frescoed ceiling.
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