So much is historic about this hotel. Less than two weeks after its 1871 opening, the Palmer House burned to the ground in the Chicago Fire. Just two years later, it was up and running, making it the longest continuously operating hotel in America. The opulent Beaux Arts lobby showcases museum-worthy frescoes and displays a mural by 19th-century artist Louis Pierre Rigal. Even the brownies are inspired by history, made with a recipe invented by the hotel chef in 1893.
|Venue name:||Palmer House Hilton|
17 E Monroe St
|Cross street:||between State St and Wabash Ave|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Madison; Red, Blue to Monroe.|
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Yay! The Palmer House is one of my favorite spots to grab a seat at the bar and marvel at interior design from a bygone era. Nothing quite like it will ever be made again.
The Palmer House is gorgeous. If you appreciate a good story and great architecture, you'll love stepping inside this hotel in the Loop. Casual bar in a beautiful setting.