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Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront

511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, USA TEL: +1-312-836-5900 FAX: +1-312-836-5901
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Located in the heart of downtown Chicago near Michigan Avenue, the Embassy Suites Chicago- Downtown/ Lakefront Hotel is the premier destination for corporate events, small meetings and wedding receptions.  From grand ballrooms to more private spaces, this Chicago hotel offers 20,000 sq. ft. of versatile space that can be configured to accommodate any group. Host a corporate meeting, industry conference or an intimate gathering surrounded by a contemporary setting and superb service. Plan a black tie gala for 400 in the 6,240 sq. ft. Chicago River Ballroom, a board meeting for 20 in the Wabash River Conference Room or an unforgettable post-nuptial cocktail hour in the 17-story glass atrium.  

Take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to two international airports, the McCormick Place Convention Center and other popular Windy City attractions. Full-scale catering and banquet services featuring fresh, creative menus add a signature touch to every event. Relax and let the hotel’s certified meeting planner assist in creating an occasion to remember.

Professional planners can utilize the hotel’s beautiful pre-function spaces and local attractions for social events.  Take a stroll down the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Grant Park and Chicago Loop Business and Financial District. Catch a Bears game at Soldier Field, enjoy a show at the iconic Chicago Theatre, or explore the Windy City at leisure.

Meetings & Events Highlights

  • 20,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space
  • Designated floor for conference space
  • Winner, Highest Satisfaction for Small Meetings Award 2012– Hilton Worldwide
  • Convenient location in the heart of downtown Chicago


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At the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Hotel, small meetings are just as important as large ones. Gather 15 associates together for business in the elegant Wabash River Conference or organize a more intimate event in the Mississippi River room. With more than 20,000 sq. ft. of available space, the hotel can create a setting designed to suit your needs. Access to the hotel’s business center, high-tech A/V equipment, on-site technicians and facility-wide WiFi ensures presentations run smoothly. From catering to room configuration, a dedicated event planner will work to make sure every detail of your meeting is perfect. Once business concludes, unwind and join colleagues for a drink at 511 North or catch a cab to cheer on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.


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Discover the space you need to plan the most impactful event possible at the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Hotel. Strategically located between the Gold Coast and the McCormick Place Convention Center, this downtown Chicago event venue is the perfect location for conferences and events of all size. Gatherings of all style come to life against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. The hotel boasts 20,000 sq. ft. of customizable space located on one floor, providing a well-designed flow for attendees as they move from session to seminar. Organize product launches, expansive networking events, keynote addresses, banquet dinners and receptions for five to 500 with ease. Experienced Team Members can offer suggestions and help plan food and beverage components, from simple refreshment breaks to multi-course meals. Once business concludes, planners can coordinate social outings at nearby sports arenas, in the vibrant theatre and entertainment district, or the downtown scene after meetings and events.


Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Hotel, IL - Ballroom Wedding

The Embassy Suites Chicago- Downtown/ Lakefront Hotel has everything brides and grooms-to-be need to make the wedding of their dreams an occasion to remember. From ritzy glamour to more understated affairs, this contemporary Chicago wedding venue offers versatile event spaces for wedding parties of all size.  Before the festivities begin, gather family together for a private rehearsal dinner or special wedding brunch at 511 North. Tie the knot in a simple, chic celebration, then invite guests to “speak easy” with you at a themed after-party where the champagne flows as you dance the night away. Enjoy cocktails and canapés backed by breathtaking skyline views in the all-glass ballroom foyer before treating guests to dazzling reception in the 500-seat Chicago River Ballroom. Experienced onsite wedding consultants can offer guidance through every step of the planning process, while the tenured culinary team provides flawless presentation specifically tailored to celebrate the look and feel of each wedding.

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We believe in the power of bringing people together to share, engage and connect. Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront is proud to be part of Connect+, a dynamic collection of Hilton Worldwide’s largest hotels featuring the highest level of planning and event expertise and support. 

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  • At a Glance

    • Total Guest Rooms : 455
  • Room Types

    • Largest Meeting Room : 6240 Sq. Ft.
  • Group Amenities

    • Business Center
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Center OnSite
    • In-Room Wired Internet
    • In-Room Wireless Internet
    • Pool On Property
    • Restaurant On-Site
  • Local Airports

    • Chicago-OHare International Airport40 min./17 mi.
    • Chicago Midway Airport20 min./12 mi.
  • Convention Centers

    • McCormick Place Convention Center: 3 miles
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