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The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-726-7500

Hotel Reservations

Call (312) 726-7500 and mention “Chorus America” or click here to get our special guestroom rate of $229.00 for a single or double occupancy room. The deadline for this special rate is May 21, but our hotel block may fill up before then, so we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible. The Palmer House Hilton is America's longest operating hotel celebrating 145 years of service and $215 million renovation and restoration. It was the first to incorporate the light bulb, vertical steam powered railroad (elevator), telephone, and creator of the brownie. The Palmer House is a historic city-center landmark with a two-story, gilded lobby with a formal staircase, marble-topped tables, velvet seating, and a ceiling mural depicting Greek mythology.

Other Nearby Hotels

In the event that our Conference hotel room block fills up, below are some other nearby hotels to consider within walking distance. Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown 10 S Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 372-7696 The Alise Chicago 1 W Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602 Kimpton Hotel Allegro 171 W Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 236-0123 The Congress Plaza Hotel 520 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 427-3800

Getting from the Airport to Conference

Chicago-O’Hare International Airport Distance from hotel: 18 mi. Drive time: 35-60 min. Directions: Follow signs for I-190 out of airport. Take I-190 to I-90/94 east (Kennedy Expressway). Take I-90/94 to Monroe Street exit, turn left on Monroe Street (East), Approximately 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right. Public Transportation: Take the Blue Line train to Monroe/Dearborn stop. Take Monroe east to the hotel. The Palmer House is on the south side of the street. Chicago Midway Airport Distance from hotel: 12 mi. Drive time: 30-45 min. Directions: North on Cicero Avenue. Take Stevenson Expressway (I-55) Northeast to Kennedy Expressway (I-90) West. Exit Monroe Street, turn right (East), 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right. Public Transportation: Take the Orange Line from Midway to downtown. Get off at the Adams/Wabash stop. The Palmer House is located on the west side of Wabash Avenue. Uber and Lyft are also available in Chicago.


A variety of parking options are available for your convenience such as overnight self parking, VIP Valet Parking and Assisted Valet Parking. For more information, visit the Conference hotel’s website.

Special Discount for CSO's Rossini's Stabat Mater

Chorus America Conference attendees can receive a 10% discount on ticket purchases to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's performance of Rossini's Stabat mater, courtesy of the CSO. Please email Casey Cook at [email protected] to receive the discount code.  For more information on the performance or to purchase tickets, visit the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's website.