For more than eight decades the Chicago Allerton Hotel has been welcoming guests from around the world. The historic hotel went an extensive, multimillion dollar renovation that was completed in spring 2008, skyrocketing it from an older design into a contemporary hotel with a sleek blueprint that combines rich history with style. Situated on Chicago's popular Michigan Avenue, guests have access to a multitude of excellent attractions, both along the waterfront as well as throughout the city.
The Allerton Hotel Chicago is surrounded by exciting sights and sounds, as well as scores of things to do. In this area, there is no dull moment. If you're searching for a quiet place to relax and explore, both Grant Park and Millennium Park are within walking distance and offer a bit of peace and quiet in the city. A walk along Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as the Magnificent Mile, reveals stunning blooms in spring and summer, and an ethereal feel during the Christmas season when everything is lit up for the holidays.
Upon entering the Allerton Hotel, the illuminated front desk and gleaming marble flooring present an aesthetic that is unique and welcoming. Massive, arching entryways beckon guests inside, where the design draws them in with simple, clean lines, large picture windows, and a friendly and professional staff. The large bar at the M Avenue Lounge inside the Chicago Allerton is stocked with the best liqueurs and spirits, and it offers guests a wide array of choices for distinct cocktails and beer.
The M Avenue Restaurant at the Allerton Hotel continues the hotel's exclusive theme with elegant wall panels, arching picture windows, and rich wood trim. Tables are large, and seating is offered complete with large, cushioned chairs providing a comfortable and relaxing dining experience. Savory meals in avant-garde American style are specially created by top culinary professionals using only the freshest ingredients in each season. The Chicago Allerton restaurant's leading-edge decor includes relaxing shades of silver and gray with refined splashes of color. In cooler seasons, the central fireplace takes the chill off and exudes a comforting warmth that is welcome to guests coming in from the cold. Large groups and special events are easily catered to.
The Allerton Hotel Chicago offers the same elegance and grace throughout its almost 500 guest rooms and suites. With all of the indulgent elegance comes a welcomed variety in accommodations. Standard guest rooms, one-bedroom suites, spacious suites with an adjacent parlor, king suites, and double guest rooms are all available. A handful of exquisite bridal suites are also available for weddings. Modern furnishings are found throughout the rooms, and fine art graces the walls. A few of the ample guest amenities included at the Chicago Allerton are complimentary wireless internet, sleek marble bathrooms, elaborate bedding, and wake-up service. Complimentary shuttles from both O'Hare Airport and the Midway Airport are available to pick up guests.
The Magnificent Mile stretches along in front of the Allerton Hotel Chicago and offers a wealth of attractions to explore. Along the extensive avenue visitors can visit top city attractions such as the Hancock Observatory, Oak Street and the Oak Street Beach, and the Michigan River Bridge. An enormous number of restaurants and retail venues dot the expanse and offer unrivaled opportunities for shopping and dining. With such an outstanding location, the Allerton Hotel offers plenty for guests to do throughout the surrounding area, as well as superior service and accommodations that go the extra mile to make guests feel comfortable and welcome.
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