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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Contact:
11 East Walton
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
Main: 800-500-8511
Email: Email Hotel Melissa Lorenz
Director of Sales & Marketing: Melissa Lorenz
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 5.0
Chain Hilton
Opened 2010
Guest Rooms 188
Kings/Suites/Doubles 19 / 150 / 19
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 90
Max Group Size 90


Resort Fee NA
Room Tax 16.4%
Sales Tax NA

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 2,294ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 4,448ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 4,448ft²

Airport Proximity

Chicago Midway Airport
30 min 13 miles (21 km)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
35 min 18 miles (29 km)


Business center
the latest audiovisual equipment
and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Elysian Spa and Health Club with fitness facilities and lap pool.


Magnificent Mile and Oak Street shopping
McCormick Place
Navy Pier
Millennium Park
Newberry Library
John Hancock Building
Chicago Water Tower
and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
European Bistro
Bernard’s Bar
Bar Menu

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $45 Cont. $38
Lunch Buffet $60 Plated $60
Dinner Buffet $100 Plated $100
Coffee Break $15
2-Hour Open Bar $37
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4 reviews
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Balsan Private Dining Room N/A 5.5 x 8.2 4 540 18 x 30 12 24 50 40 40 22 21 30 0
Faulkner Salon 72 6.7 x 10.7 4 770 22 x 35 15 30 60 50 60 22 24 30 0
Fitzgerald 43 6.1 x 7 4 460 20 x 23 15 27 40 40 40 16 20 28 0
Hemingway Salon 86 6.4 x 13.4 4 924 21 x 44 15 48 100 80 100 40 36 42 0
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Property News
Waldorf Astoria-Brendan Sodikoff Partnership Announcement
Posted March 24, 2014
The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is excited to announce a partnership with renowned restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff. Sodikoff will oversee the hotel’s food and beverage offering, including the restaurant, bar, special events and in-room dining services. Sodikoff will also be re-concepting Balsan Restaurant, infusing some of his signature culinary and design elements. The project is expected to be completed this fall.”
Waldorf Astoria Chicago Voted #1 Hotel in U.S. for Second Year in a Row in Conde Nast Traveler’s 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Posted October 17, 2012
CHICAGO, Ill. – October 17, 2012 – The Waldorf Astoria Chicago has once again earned the highest score out of all United States hotels in the prestigious 2012 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Thousands of properties across the world were evaluated by Conde Nast Traveler readers and a record 46,476 individuals voted.

The hotel awards are based on readers’ ratings of the quality of rooms, service, food/dining, location, and overall design. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago received an overall score of 97.9 out of 100, ranking it at the top of the U.S. hotels list and #12 worldwide.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition from the readers of Conde Nast Traveler two years in a row,” said Rick Evanich, General Manager. “Throughout our transition from the Elysian to The Waldorf Astoria Chicago, our staff has continued to provide intuitive, personal service while creating memorable moments for our guests. We are most appreciative of our staff’s ongoing dedication and the loyalty of our guests, to which we owe this award.”

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, just steps off of Magnificent Mile, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago comprises the hotel, 51 private residences, restaurants, a spa, and event and meeting rooms. The building, which was designed by renowned architect Lucien Lagrange, features a richly detailed exterior and European courtyard reminiscent of the grand hotels of the 1920’s, while the interiors embrace a sophisticated, urban sensibility. The hotel features 188 spacious guestrooms and suites boasting elegantly modern furnishings, fireplaces and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is also home to Balsan, a contemporary bistro showcasing refined, yet rustic fare, and Bernard’s, the hotel’s plush bar. The Elysian Spa & Health Club, which spans more than 14,000 square feet, offers a wide-ranging menu of personalized services as well as a mosaic-tiled lap pool, gyrotonic studio, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms. The compilation is an amenity-rich environment for the most discerning of guests.

For additional information on the Waldorf Astoria Chicago or to make a reservation, please visit or call 866-283-6745. For information on Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, including survey methodology and complete results, please visit