Public Chicago Hotel in Chicago

Photo of Public Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Public Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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Public Chicago Hotel
Formerly:The Ambassador East Hotel

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois, Gold Coast 60610
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Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Foor space: 169,500 square feet
Timeline
  • 1926: A tunnel was build under State Parkway connecting this building to the former Ambassador Hotel.
  • 1938: The Pump Room restaurant opened in this hotel.
  • April, 2010: This building was sold to the Ian Schrager Company.
  • 2011: This hotel, as the Ambassador East, closed for renovation and reopened as the Public Chicago Hotel.
Controversy
  • The 1985 Phil Collins album "No Jacket Required" was named so because Collins was refused admittance to this hotel's restaurant (The Pump Room) because he was not properly dressed.
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