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Ambassador Chicago

Chicago, United States

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Ambassador Chicago

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Very good lake hotel. Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas.

Ambassador Chicago , formerly Public Chicago, is rich with a cultural heritage that spans decades, the hotel was a place to see and be seen and played host to a multitude of celebrities and people from all over the world and all walks of life.

Centrally located in the exclusive Gold Coast, steps from the shopping and nightlife of Michigan Avenue, The Magnificent Mile, Oak Street, Rush Street, Lincoln Park and the Lake Michigan Beaches, the hotels fundamental attributes are effortless and timeless purist design; spot-on, personalized service, lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at a tremendous value.

The hotel features the re-imagined PUMP ROOM Restaurant, with a new food concept by world renowned and James Beard award winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The Restaurant offers re-invented PUMP ROOM classics and simple, delicious “farm to table” favorites in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Each evening the Restaurant’s bar transforms into a supper club that re-captures the glamour the 30’s and 40’s with a modern twist. The Living Room, Library & Coffee Bar and Screening Room, provide incredible spaces for socializing, dining, drinking, people watching, work and fun both day and night.

The 285 spacious and over-sized guest rooms and suites are designed in a soothing "no-color" color palette. With Frette linens, down bedding, 42” HD TV’s, complimentary WiFi, and custom drapery and lighting, the rooms evoke a sense of ease and comfort, and feature an unexpected mix of classic and modern pieces creating one harmonious environment. Guest rooms are decorated with natural linen seating, leather Thonet desk chairs and Giacometti inspired steel desks. Bathrooms feature marble mosaic floors, custom Corian sinks and Delft porcelain inspired accessories.
Hotel Address:
  • Ambassador Chicago
  • 1301 North State Parkway
  • Chicago, IL 60610
  • United States

Location Summary
Centrally located in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast at the intersection of Goethe Street and North State Parkway. Within walking distance to the shopping and restaurants on the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue, the nightlife on Rush Street, Lincoln Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan. Just a short distance to Millennium Park, museums and cultural centers, and the Loop business district.

Directions to Hotel
FROM O'HARE AIRPORT: Take I-190 E. Merge onto I-94 E. Take exit 49A for Division St. Turn left onto W Division St. Turn left onto N State Pkwy. PUBLIC Chicago will be on the right.

FROM MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Head south on S Cicero Ave. Make a U-turn at W 59th St. Merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy. Merge onto US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Turn left onto E Chicago Ave. Turn right onto N State St. PUBLIC Chicago will be on the right.
Business Center
Full business center services are available at the hotel.
Banquets & Meetings
PUBLIC Chicago features 8800 square feet of unique meeting and event space that can host events ranging from 10 to 180 guests. Spaces are located on the Lobby level and the Second Floor - a full floor devoted to meeting rooms. Additionally, we have 3 meeting rooms on our 16th and 17th floor with sweeping city views. Most every meeting room offers natural light, and we provide state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, and all of our banquet menus are custom designed by world renowned Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Meeting Space
We have 12 meeting spaces available for any type of meeting or event from 10-180 persons.
Fine Dining On Site
The iconic PUMP ROOM has been reconcived and brings a "farm to table" menu, designed by James Beard award winning Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant also has the PUMP ROOM BAR with incredible cocktails and a special late night dining menu.
Fine Dining Nearby
Many fine dining establishments are within a few minutes walk.
Fitness Center
Fitness Room is available, along with access to the David Barton Gym.
High Speed Internet
WiFi is provided throughout the public spaces and guest rooms
Lake Michigan Beaches are a few short blocks from the hotel.
Casino Gambling
We are approximately 30 minutes from the closest casino and public transportation is available regularly.
We are steps to the best shopping and boutiques of Michigan Avenue, The Magnificent Mile, Oak Stret and Lincoln Park.
Recommended Rooms
The hotel reccommends trying one of their 59 Loft Rooms and Suites, which feature over-scaled floor plans, 55" LCD HD flat-screen televisions and custom furnishings, lighting and drapery.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Casino Gambling
    - Ice Skating
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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