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The Palmer House is one of Chicago’s most iconic & historic hotels.

We spent 24 hours in the King Suite! Is this Chicago’s BEST Hotel?

The Palmer House originally opened in 1870 in Downtown Chicago. However, just a year and 13 days later it burned down in The Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

On the site of the second & third Palmer House hotels, the current one was built from 1923 – 1925. It was designed by the legendary Chicago Architectural firm, Holabird & Roche.

The Palmer House has hosted dignitaries, entertainers, and celebrities of all types from practically all eras. It is located in the heart of The Loop neighborhood, close to the River North & West Loop neighborhoods.

In this film we review the Palmer House hotel as well as give you a first-person view into the amenities. You’ll also get behind-the-scenes access to the Palmer House King Suite on the 20th floor.

The Palmer House was purchased by Hilton a few decades ago and is famous for it’s luxurious & regal lobby, with a hand-painted ceiling (actually 21 individual paintings) commissioned by Bertha Honoré Palmer.

There is a state-of-the-art fitness center and a pool that just underwent a multi-million dollar restoration.

The Palmer House has suites & rooms, the Lockwood Restaurant, lobby bar, Lockwood Express, a museum, a Grand Ballroom, The Empire Room, the Red Lacquer Room, Potter’s restaurant, and so much more!

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