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The Hilton Chicago hotel offers an exciting atmosphere with a contemporary design and is in walking distance of major attractions. Located near the hotel, you will find Grant Park with a lakefront view, the Shedd Aquarium, Solider Field, and Field Museum. The children's museum is only a short ride away.
The Hilton Chicago is located on Michigan Avenue and is easily accessible by public transportation from both airports.
The rooms and suites features wireless and wired internet along with 32 inch HDTVs. The selection of guest rooms are diverse including business class, rooms with two baths and two beds all with options of beautiful Lakeviews. The suites feature king beds, living rooms, and separate bathtubs and showers. Other than standard rooms and suites, the hotel offers executive rooms. Executive room accommodations includes concierge services, private check in, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and nightly turn down service.
The guest rooms feature 32 inch HDTV's with HD channels, and wireless as well as wired internet. You have many options in the room layout including rooms with two beds and two baths. Some rooms even have views of Lake Michigan.
The suites have a living room, and the bedroom is a private guestroom with a separate shower and bathtub. The executive rooms have it all, including private check in and concierge. It also comes with complimentary access to the health club, and wired and wireless internet access. A continental breakfast served from 6:30 to 10:00 am daily. In addition, hors d’oeuvres are served from 5:00pm to 7:00pm every day.
The Hilton Chicago also has accessible rooms for handicap guests. Which have grab bars in the bathroom, and a vanity with roll under access, among other things.
The hotel provides 234,000 sq.ft. of 50 meeting rooms, four exhibit halls, and three ballrooms. The hotel can accommodate any event, from small board meetings to large conventions. If you are planning a wedding, the hotel offers professional event planners that may assist with engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, showers before the wedding, and other planning needs.
For lovers of fitness, the Athletic Club features saunas, heated indoor pools,and state of the art fitness equipment. The hotel has plenty of fitness equipment to choose from, free weights, and even an indoor running track. It also has a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, and during the warmer months a sundeck.
Dining at the hotel was designed with the guests in mind. Guests may take advantage of a nutritious breakfast made with only the finest ingredients. The 720 South Bar and Grill features a menu with high quality meals. Kitty O'Sheas features an Irish pub. You will feel as if you are in Emerald Isle while dining at Kitty O'Sheas. Enjoy live Irish entertainment, Irish spirits, and dishes like shepard's pie and fish & chips.
If you would rather enjoy the comfort of your room, take advantage of room service. The Liberty Tavern provides breakfast, lunch and dinn
The hotel is also centrally located in downtown Chicago. Near many tourist attractions such as the Shield Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Theater.
The Hilton in downtown Chicago offers a myriad of options, whether you are in town as a tourist or for business.
*Photos courtesy of Hilton Chicago.