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The Drake Hotel of Chicago

140 East Walton Place

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Written by Julie Greiner
The Drake hotel located at 140 E Walton Place, Chicago Illinois 60611, Magnificent Mile is a cityscape landmark and has been a symbol of white glove elegance for eighty years. The Drake has been the first choice of celebrities and heads of state since its opening in 1920. The hotel
overlooks Lake Michigan, at the heart of the Gold coast across from Oak Street Beach and is right on the Magnificent Mile. Staying at the Drake puts you in the centre of the city's exciting shopping, nightlife, culture and dining. The Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach, Water Tower Place, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hancock Building and the Magnificent Mile are at your doorstep. The Drake welcomes its guests with an enticing location and wonderful facilities. The famous Gold Coast Room is the most sought after ballroom in the
Guest Suite at the Drake Hotel in Chicago
city. This is where Princess Diana and Heads of State have held audiences with Chicago's social and business leaders.

Fine Dining at the Drake Hotel of Chicago

The Palm Court is located on the upper lobby and has been the spot for meeting friends and associates for years. Melodic live harp allows you to enjoy traditional English Afternoon Tea accompanied with finger sandwiches, fruit breads, scones and French pastries. Piano entertainment is provided by Chad Willis in the evening and live jazz starts at night on the week-ends. So whether you are in the mood for cappuccino or tea, harp or jazz, cocktails or soft drinks, meet
by the fountain in the Palm Court.

Guest Suites at the Drake Hotel in Chicago

The Coq d'Or opened its doors the day after prohibition was repealed and has been packing in the crowds ever since. The friendly staff knows many by name and is delighted to recommend food for any mood. The Executive Cocktail (4 oz.) is widely known and live entertainment is featured on the week-ends. The Coq D'Or is adjacent to the hotel front entrance on the arcade level. The Cape Cod Room opened its doors in 1933 to rave reviews and
Palm Court Restaurant at the Drake Hotel in Chicago
has been winning awards and accolades ever since.

Executive Floor at The Drake Hotel in Chicago

Drake Guest Suites are stylishly furnished with complete comfort in mind. As you enter the foyer you will be delighted as you see the large parlor with a comfortable seating arrangement. Parlors have views of Michigan Avenue or the Lake. Our guest rooms have twice daily maid service, evening turn-down with chocolates and ice delivery. Bathrobes are provided for use during your stay, and a fully stocked mini bar ensures your refreshment needs are met. Relax and enjoy your choice of movies with "On Command(R)" video library and cable TV. A complimentary Chicago Tribune will be delivered weekdays. For your business needs our rooms feature a writing desk, voicemail messaging and two-line telephone with computer modem hook-ups.

Guests on the Executive Floor are privileged to use the exclusive private lounge on the hotel top floor. The lounge features continental breakfast, assorted hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beverages throughout the day. In your suite you will find thoughtful details like bathrobes, slippers, spring water, fresh fruit, magazines of special interest, newspapers and private concierge service.

There are 470 rooms, 65 suites and 18 meeting rooms available to meet your every need. The interior architecture off particular note includes the large banquet rooms such as The Gold Coat Room, The Grand Ballroom and the French Room. There are 18 meeting / banquet rooms. The Drake can accommodate groups of 10-700. The amenities are so many in this grande hotel - concierge, fitness facility, gift shop, hotel parking, lounge, restaurant, turn-down service, secretarial services, shoe shine service, 24-hour room service, photo copying, small pets allowed, multilingual staff and valet parking.

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Last Updated: September 23, 2015