Congress Plaza Hotel
This striking, 14-story Loop landmark places guests directly on Michigan Avenue, providing easy access to Chicago highlights like the Museum Campus and Millennium Park. Originally constructed in 1893 to accommodate guests attending the World’s Columbian Exposition, this Renaissance Revival building remains a symbol of old-fashioned elegance. The spacious, apartment-like accommodations, with their high ceilings, large bathrooms, and unique configurations, recall an era when living in a hotel was fashionable. East-facing rooms feature stunning views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan, and the 15 Lakefront Suites have separate bar and parlor areas.
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