The elegant Ambassador Chicago returns, retaining all its vintage charm while adding modern touches that secure its place as a premier hotel and corporate event venue.

The Ambassador Chicago hotel is back, taking its rightful place among the historic mansions of Chicago’s uber-stylish Gold Coast neighborhood. The Ambassador has strong ties with Chicago history, having started life in the glamorous Jazz Age of the 1920s. With its rebrand by new owner Journal Hotels, the 285-room boutique hotel retains its distinctive Art Deco features, while blending modern elements, such as streamlined furnishings and contemporary painting, photography and sculpture installations.

The Library at Ambassador Chicago

Here are a few of the features that help to make the Ambassador Chicago such a sought-after venue.


With a nod to the hotel’s iconic former restaurant, Lettuce Entertain You has unveiled Booth One, a new dining concept named in honor of the coveted booth that was favored by visiting celebrities, from Frank Sinatra to Mick Jagger. While Booth One retains the restaurant’s elegant aesthetic, it also incorporates contemporary neutral tones and light fixtures that mimic champagne bubbles floating above the room. Chef Rick Tramonto (formerly of Chicago’s acclaimed Tru restaurant) collaborated on the menu, which focuses on seasonal dishes. The 220-seat Booth One is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Lettuce Entertain You also operates all food and beverage in the hotel, from room service to catering private events.


Scott Meeting Room at Ambassador Chicago

Ambassador Chicago offers 8,600 square feet of event space and meeting rooms. The Scott and Banks meeting rooms feature vintage architectural details, such as an original fireplace and intricate molding, and can be configured in boardroom, classroom, theater and reception styles. The most dramatic venue is Astor, located on the hotel’s 17th floor penthouse level. Featuring an outdoor terrace that boasts stunning city and Lake Michigan views, Astor offers a combined 1,327 square feet of space. Also unique is The Screening Room, complete with tufted sofas, a built-in sound system and a 110-inch plasma screen.


Guest Room at Ambassador Chicago

Ambassador Chicago’s 285 spacious guest rooms and suites are effortlessly cool, adorned with interesting artwork and thoughtful, functional features such as large work areas and custom lighting. Drawing inspiration from the hotel’s fascinating history as host to the rich and famous, the Celebrity Suites are named for stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jordan, and boast many perks, including a private terrace.

Ambassador Chicago

1301 N. State Pkwy.

Chicago, IL 60610


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