I was walking in the neighborhood looking for a quiet bar, and saw the Drake Hotel. Couldn't figure out why I was attracted to it, but asked the bellman at the hotel if there was a quiet bar on the premises. He pointed downstairs. Small bar and club -- comfortable -- with knowledgeable bar staff. Expensive, but well made, drinks. Good starting point for all-night Chicago adventure. Took a day to figure the Drake connection: It played a role in the movie Mission Impossible -- the hotel name was stamped into the bible in the room, and later played a role in the movie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No other Chicago hotel has inspired more legendary acclaim on par with The Drake. This timeless property affords guests easy access to the city's most exclusive shopping, nightlife and dining.A fully equipped fitness/wellness center, business center and meeting rooms are available (surcharge). The stunning Gold Coast Room can accommodate 600 guests.Afternoon Tea at The Drake Hotel is as Chicago as a hot dog at Wrigley Field or a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. High society has always recognized The Drake Hotel as the quintessential social hotspot. Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth and the Empress of Japan have all been seen in the Palm Court.Though The Drake has progressed both architecturally and technologically over the past 93 years, the roots of The Drake Hotel run deep beneath Lake Shore Drive into Real Chicago. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Drake Hotel Chicago
- Hilton Hotels Chicago
- Chicago Drake Hotel
- Drake Hotel Chicago