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Hotel Facts/History

This hotel was destined to be different. From the start, its founding father, James W. Stevens, envisioned a rather ambitious undertaking. His plan was simply this: to create the world’s largest hotel – to build a hotel which would be large enough and capable of providing the world’s most extensive convention facilities for a half century or more. In May of 1927, Mr. Stevens’ dream became a reality. The Stevens opened its impressive doors…It measured 28 stories, boasted 3,000 luxurious rooms, 5 subbasements, a 9 hole roof-top miniature golf course with real grass, a three story laundry, its own hospital and a 1,200 seat theatre with “talking motion picture” equipment. Two “Towers” floors were dedicated to some of the most magnificent guest rooms ever created with luxuries and amenities that were to set industry standards for years to come. Today, Hilton Chicago is one of the best examples of traditional Grand Hotel architecture brought into the best interpretation of contemporary hospitality. Convenient for delegates to major city-wide conventions, as well as tourists who desire to be amongst the city’s attractions and business travelers who need the access to the bustling commerce of the loop.

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