Central to the Gold Coast Neighborhood in Chicago, Ill., The Whitehall Hotel radiates European style. The hotel is less than two blocks from Rush Street restaurants and nightclubs, and North Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. A complimentary Chicago museum trolley stops two blocks from the hotel. The John Hancock Center, Oak Street boutiques and the Lake Michigan shoreline are located within five blocks of this property.
Originally built in 1927 as an apartment building, this hotel maintains its Victorian ambience with intimate quarters showcasing antique mahogany furnishings, oil paintings and wood paneling with glass-enclosed memorabilia. Morning coffee and teatimes are hosted in a tea room just off the lobby area. The Fornetto Mei (Beautiful Little Oven) Restaurant serves Neo-Milanese, Oriental and Italian cuisine with specialty pizzas prepared over a wood-burning oven. Mei's Corner uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in order to deliver authentic Mandarin, Szechuan and Taiwanese delicacies that are all made to order. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee in public areas. A total of 3,000 square feet of function space accommodates up to 100 people. The business center offers two computer stations and a laptop station for a fee. A 24-hour, complimentary fitness room contains free weights, and cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. This is a smoke-free property.
The Whitehall Hotel's 222 guestrooms feature antique cherry-wood décor with elaborate carvings and floral designs offset by striped prints. Premium bedding includes feather comforters, foam or down pillows, pillowtop mattresses, and 300-thread count, Egyptian cotton linens. Bathrooms feature marble countertops and floors with mosaic accents, terry-cloth bathrobes and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for a fee. All rooms include minibars. Laptop-compatible, in-room safes are complimentary. Sofa beds are available in select accommodations.