Chicago Architecture Info

The Palmer House

Also known as
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Basic Information
Designed by Holabird & Roche
Type Hotel
Floors: 25
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Hotel rooms: 1,639
  • The peacocks above many of the State Street doors and in the grillework are there because when the hotel opened, one of its ground floor retailers was C.D. Peacock Jewelers.
  • This hotel claims to be America's oldest hotel in continuous operation.
  • 2005: This hotel was purchased by Thor Equities for $230 million.