The CRF Room Block is now CLOSED for 2023

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL  60603

2023 CRF Discounted Room Rate:  $199/night

The last day you can book a hotel reservation to get the CRF discounted rate is September 4, 2023.  After this date, hotel rooms for the CRF will be released and the discounted rate will no longer be available.  So don’t wait, book your hotel room today!

The Story About Chicago’s Palmer House

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

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.