Afternoon tea service is available from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., allowing you the opportunity to enjoy a classic teatime in the famed lobby of The Palmer House Hilton. Prices are set at $40 for adults and $20 for children and will include an assortment of teas, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and petit fours.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling
(312) 917-3404 or by clicking the button below.
History is Hott!!
Palmer House Hilton's "History is Hott" Tour is the winner of the 2013 Illinois Meetings & Event's Editor's Pick for the Best City Tour.
This interactive luncheon and tour series is presented by Director of Public Relations, Ken Price, a 29-year resident historian of the property.
Our historic luncheon and tour begins at 12:00 p.m. with lunch inside Lockwood, the property's modern American fare restaurant. A prix-fixe menu will be prepared featuring a starter and entrée along with the hotel's world-famous brownie– serving as the ideal accompaniment for the tour afterwards. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with each other prior to the tour.
After lunch, guests will meet Ken at 1:30pm for approximately a 1 hour and 30 minute presentation in the historic hotel's museum. Following the lecture Ken will navigate guests through the hotel highlighting the art-deco lobby, grand ballrooms, and vintage artifacts showcased throughout the famed property. These sites aren't typically open to the public, so guests on the tour will have an exclusive insider view. Please allow yourself approximately 1 hour and 30minutes for this portion of the tour. At the conclusion of the tour participants will each receive a treat that embodies the true spirit of the hotel.
Lunch and tour reservations are $65 per person* and need to be made 24-hours in advance. Tour is also available without lunch at $40 per person*. Tours will be offered Tuesday through Saturday and are subject to availability.
*Does not include tax and gratuity
For individual History is Hott Reservations call 312.917.3404.
For group pricing please contact Allison Watson at 312.917.1764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.