Sustainability In Packaging US 2020 | Chicago IL

Palmer House Hilton Hotel | Conference Venue

17 East Monroe Street Chicago Illinois 60603 USA

The story of downtown Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton is one of romance and undeniable charm.

Potter Palmer was a Chicago business magnate—well-known for a variety of endeavors, including his significant role in the development of downtown Chicago’s iconic State Street.

Bertha HonorĂ© Palmer, 23 years Potter’s junior, was a wealthy socialite who also had a drive to learn and succeed.

An introduction by Potter’s former business partner, Marshall Field, sparked a romance—and eventual engagement—between Potter and Bertha that led to perhaps one of the most extravagant wedding gifts of all time – Palmer House. It was a grand Chicago Hotel—one destined to take its place among the most luxurious hotels in Chicago and beyond.

However, only 13 days after its grand opening, the Palmer House fell victim to the Great Chicago Fire. But that didn’t deter Potter. Determined to rebuild his hotel, Potter secured a $1.7 million loan–negotiated on his signature alone. On November 8, 1873, the new Palmer House welcomed its first guests, marking the opening of what would become the nation’s longest continually operating hotel.

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For questions concerning the venue or accommodations please contact Cristina Lowenfeld at clowenfeld@smithers.com or  +1 330 762 7441


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The Palmer House Hilton Hotel Chicago is  the official venue agent acting on behalf of Smithers Information for Sustainability In Packaging US.  Our venues are selected for their proven track records of providing a professional, reliable and safe service for booking your hotel accommodations.

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