Built in 1927, Millennium Knickerbocker is an iconic hotel in Chicago known for its colorful history and luxurious rooms.
Located at the gateway of the infamous Magnificent Mile, Millennium Knickerbocker is just a stone’s throw from attractions like the Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue and Water Tower Place. The hotel has had an extraordinary history since its launch in 1927. In 1970, it was purchased by Hugh Hefner and renamed the Playboy Tower. The Knickerbocker Hotel has been refurbished over the years, but still retains the opulent and sophisticated decor of the bygone years with its gilded domed ceilings and luxurious crystal chandeliers.
The Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago has 306 beautifully-appointed suites and guest rooms. Decorated with a soothing palette of colors, the rooms have a mellow and relaxing ambience, and each feature a 40″ HDTV with pay-per-view and cable channels. Extra little touches such as the Frette 400 thread count bedding and luxurious bath robes are custom designed to ensure the ultimate comfort of each guest. All rooms at the Millennium Knickerbocker also include a spacious bathroom and walk-in shower.
Knickerbocker Hotel is home to the NiX Restaurant, which offers a range of simple but elegant dishes within a relaxed bistro setting. In addition, the restaurant provides separate seasonal, vegetarian and children’s menus. Guests can also visit the stylishly decorated Martini Bar. The bar offers everything from classic martinis to seasonal cocktails like Caipirinha (Brazil’s national drink) as well as house-created martinis like ‘Black Tini and Butterball.’
Magnificent Mile is considered by many the heart of Chicago with over 250 restaurants and 450 stores and offers an urban Chicago experience unlike any other. The ‘Mag Mile’, as it’s often called, is best known for its luxury boutiques and impressive mega malls with brands like Tiffany Co., Cartier, Burberry and La Perla. The upscale neighborhood stretches from Oak Street to the banks of Chicago River. Travelers will enjoy easy access to attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining, all in one place. The neighborhood is home to iconic buildings like the Tribune Tower and John Hancock Center as well as monuments like the Water Tower.