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The Drake Hotel

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Address

140 E. Walton Pl.

Neighborhood

Gold Coast / Near North Side

Architect

Marshall & Fox, 1920

Description

The Drake Hotel combines the splendor of the Magnificent Mile with the elegance of East Lake Shore Drive. The storied Italian-Renaissance style hotel by Benjamin Marshall features an astonishing array of spaces, from the intimate Coq d’Or piano bar to ornate ballrooms. The formal Palm Court is famed for its Afternoon Tea, while the Cape Cod Restaurant features a New England theme – and a bar engraved with the initials of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio.

Archived In

2015