PUBLIC Chicago Est. Prior to 1930

Public Chicago Hotel, North State Street, Chicago, IL, United States

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Explore Chicago with a stay at a new class of luxury hotel. 
With nearly 300 spacious guest rooms and suites, this chic hotel mellows out with a sophisticated atmosphere, courtesy of high ceilings, wood walls, and stylish furniture. If you’re looking for a grand time, their on-site restaurant captures the glamorous spirit of the '30s and '40s with a modern twist.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Boutique Hotel
Historic Building
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Lake
Skyline
Street
Style
Contemporary
Elegant
Modern
Romantic
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

PUBLIC Chicago is located in the legendary Ambassador East Hotel, built in 1926 in the Gold Coast. Utilizing features from the historic building, PUBLIC Chicago features a décor with wildly eclectic pieces and furniture to appear random and jumbled, as if personal possessions, gathered over a lifetime. As a result, the hotel reflects an aesthetic that is personalized. The style exudes comfort with individualized style of dark stained, cerused rift-cut oak wood flooring, accents of luxurious silks, imported Italian leathers, 12 karat white gold-leaf wall coverings and custom designed pieces by Christian Liaigre. 

The food concept was created by world-renowned and James Beard award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten with a “farm to table” concept supporting local purveyors and regional flavors. We are happy to custom tailor any menus for your needs in both dietary requirements and personalized touches. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $100 to $250

Additional Charges

Additional fees include tax of 11.5% and gratuity of 22%.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
185
Buffet
185
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
3 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
285 spacious and oversized guest rooms, 59 of which are suites. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

PUBLIC Chicago's fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; spot-on, personalized, empathetic "essential" service; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at an affordable price and offering tremendous value. For the first time, this type of hotel experience will be available for everyone and anyone who wants it.

A reinvented and reimagined hotel and Pump Room with a new food concept by James Beard award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, will continue to be the fashionable spot it was originally envisioned to be, for an eclectic mix of people who come together to socialize and dine as they have for past decades.

Standout Venue Features:
Ava is located on our 17th floor of the hotel, the Penthouse floor and features plenty of natural light as most of the room has views. White linen drapery and window sheers, as well as blackout shades are provided if needed. The room features a neutral and soothing décor of dove grey, crisp white and taupe tiling throughout.  Ava features a private powder room, conservatory and an outdoor terrace with teak-lined flooring. The terrace features views to the North, East with lake views and south to the city. Weather permitting; this is a fantastic space to take in the city for your guests. Ava is 682 square feet indoors and 645 square feet on the terrace for a total of 1327 square feet.  
Extra Perks:
All house linen, chairs, tables and votive candles are included with the space.
Awards & Notables PUBLIC Chicago is a reinvented and reimagined hotel with a new food concept by James Beard award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Celebration Locations
AVA:
Ava is located on our 17th floor of the hotel, the Penthouse floor and features plenty of natural light as most of the room has views. White linen drapery and window sheers, as well as blackout shades are provided if needed. The room features a neutral and soothing décor of dove grey, crisp white and taupe tiling throughout. Ava features a private powder room, conservatory and an outdoor terrace with teak-lined flooring. The terrace features views to the North, East with lake views and south to the city.
- View: AVA, located on the 17th floor of the hotel with access to a private terrace, has amazing city and lake views.
- Max Capacity: 80 cocktail, 40-50 seated
Pump Room Restarant:
The Pump Room is a landmark feature of PUBLIC Chicago dating back to when it opened in 1938 and is approximately 4000 square feet with dimensions of approximately 100X39.
- Max Capacity: 200 seated
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Library Lounge:
The Library features original wood moldings that have been restored to interpret a traditional English Gentleman’s Club with 20’ ceilings of exposed, reclaimed wood beams and Douglas Fir wood columns. The Library features the enormous, Brancusi inspired, custom limestone fireplace with a roaring fire and blackened steel hearth. Above the fireplace hangs a 24 karat gold leaf painting by Brooklyn artisans of Callidus Guild, along with four photographs by Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens.
- Max Capacity: 140 cocktail
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Pump Room restaurant
Bars & Lounges:
Library Bar & Lounge
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