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The Drake

140 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-1501, USA TEL: +1-312-787-2200 FAX: +1-312-7871431
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Parkside Meeting Room Detail

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Planning a company meeting or looking to for a deal on group rooms? Let us help you plan your event.

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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel offers Downtown Chicago meeting facilities, amenities, views and versatility that is unsurpassed in the area. Nestled near the Oak Street Beach, The Drake, a Hilton Hotel is settled at the start of the Magnificent Mile and features all the quality, trademark aspects event planners have come to expect. At this Chicago hotel, your meeting will be in the same hands that have handled NATO Summit VIPs and hundreds of weddings. Create history at The Drake, a Hilton Hotel.

Meeting and Event Highlights

  • Twenty-one classic, functional meeting rooms
  • Two grand ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • High-speed internet access throughout all the meeting space
  • On-staff audio/visual professionals ensure the utmost in productivity


The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL - The Gold Coast Theater


For nearly a century, The Drake, a Hilton Hotel has remained the premier choice for many timeless wedding celebrations. From the breathtaking Grand Ballroom to the legendary Gold Coast, The Drake, a Hilton Hotel proudly offers these venues for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Michigan, our Gold Coast Ballroom is a one of a kind venue that will serve as a perfect backdrop to creating weddings without peer, as is our highest priority.

Weddings at The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

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Parkside Room - Classroom Setup

Small Meetings

Break out into teams of five to 70 in one of our 12 meeting rooms. Several of the meeting rooms feature windows that provide views of Lake Michigan or the city of Chicago. Video conferencing and on-site audio/visual professionals are on call and additional guest floor suites can be converted to breakout rooms. Our smaller meeting rooms afford grace and elegance on a smaller scale, perfect for receptions, executive board meetings, corporate retreats and much more.

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The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL - The Gold Coast Theater

Conferences and Events

With our experienced catering, sales and event planning staff, all events are seamless and productive experiences replete with large, flexible pre-function space to accommodate groups as intimate as five persons to grand occasions of 600 guests. Take advantage of eight legendary meeting rooms with views of Chicago's skyline or Lake Michigan. The Drake, a Hilton Hotel can handle a host of large events with high-speed internet and state-of-the-art audio/visual and conferencing capabilities.

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  • At a Glance

    • Total Guest Rooms : 535
  • Room Types

    • Largest Meeting Room : 6648 Sq. Ft. 816 Sq. M.
  • Group Amenities

    • Business Center
    • Concierge
    • Restaurant On-Site
    • Standard In-Room and Lobby Wi-Fi
  • Local Airports

    • Chicago-OHare International Airport45 min./14 mi.
    • Chicago Midway Airport25 min./17 mi.
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