Celebrating the 18th Annual Whitehall DaySunday, March 24th marks the 18th annual celebration of Whitehall Day. In 1995, Governor Jim Edgar signed a proclamation creating an official "Whitehall Hotel Day" in the state of Illinois.This document, which has itself become a piece of history, extols the legacy of excellence and corporate values that continue to the present day at The Whitehall Hotel.
Historical Legacy -Originally constructed as luxury apartment building in 1928, The Whitehall Hotel maintains the beautifully crafted architecture and interior detailing of its earlier history, while modernizing to accommodate the demands of contemporary luxury travel.
Culinary Excellence -The Whitehall Club, an elite private dining club and the hotel’s original restaurant, was one of the first restaurants in America to merit a mention in the Michelin Guide. Our restaurant, Fornetto Mei, contines that 60-year-old tradition of haute cuisine, and has created a sumptuous prix-fixe menu for Whitehall Day as an homage to the glorious repasts of the past.
Glamour -The Whitehall Hotel has hosted a glittering assortment of international VIPs over the years, from Katherine Hepburn to Henry Kissinger, from the Beatles to the Duke and Duchess of Argyle. Our world-class service has made the hotel a hub for eminent visitors to Chicago up to the present day. We are offering special $95 room rates for travel through April 30th so you can see for yourself.
Trees -Governor Edgar made the interesting choice to draw attention to the honey locust trees growing in front of the hotel, as inspiring the “mature honey locust trees now lining Michigan Avenue.” While the governor’s particular interest in these trees is lost to history, the honey locust trees on The Magnificent Mile are still standing, and so are ours.
Please join us in celebrating our history, our guests, and our city: Whitehall Day, March 24th, 2013.