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Chicago Athletic Association

12 S. Michigan Ave 
Chicago, IL 60603
USA

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Overview

Located on Chicago’s cultural mile on Michigan Avenue across from the iconic Millennium Park in the city’s famed Loop District, the Chicago Athletic Association has been restored and transformed to a 241-room luxury lifestyle hotel. A foremost presence in the Chicago community for more than a century, Chicago Athletic Association’s two-year restoration is the result of a visionary partnership between AJ Capital Partners, Geolo Capital, Agman Partners, Commune Hotels & Resorts, Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and the award-winning design firm, Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors. The Chicago Athletic Association will continue to celebrate its high-spirited, social club atmosphere, and sports-driven heritage amid outstanding restaurants, lounges and ballrooms.

Exclusive SmartNights Amenities

  • Continental Breakfast for each guest daily, also available through room service
  • $50 Hotel credit, per room, per stay
  • Welcome amenity
  • Upgraded WiFi
The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 241

Classic Queen

  • 224 square feet
  • Queen bed fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bathrooms with C.O. Bigelow custom bath products exclusive for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Custom vintage boxing-inspired robes for the Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet service
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Rainshower

Classic King

  • 246 square feet
  • King bed fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • ADA rooms available up on request

Superior King

  • 321 square feet
  • King bed fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Madison Corner King

  • 314 square feet
  • King bed fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Classic Double

  • 293 square feet
  • Two double beds fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Combo Power/USB outlets at bed side
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • ADA rooms available up on request

Double Junior Suite

  • 610 square feet
  • Spacious suite with separate living area
  • King bed fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Madison Corner Junior Suite

  • 450 square feet
  • King bed fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television with curated movie library
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Millennium King

  • 316 square feet
  • Windows with original architectural detail offer natural light and views across Michigan Avenue to Millennium Park, The Bean and Lake Michigan beyond
  • King bed fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Play Two Suite

  • 1,100 sq ft
  • Interior facing, two-level suite named for Ernie “Let’s Play Two” Banks
  • Separate living area and king bedroom fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bathroom with custom Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Millennium Junior Suite

  • 513 square feet
  • Windows with original architectural detail bring in natural light and views across Michigan Avenue to Millennium Park, The Bean and the lake beyond
  • Separate living area and king bedroom fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Millennium King Suite

  • 1,000 sq ft
  • Separate living area and king bedroom fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Two bedrooms with King beds fitted with custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Carrara marble bath with luxurious Chicago Athletic Association robes
  • Bedside power center with USB outlets
  • 42” flat screen television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Founders Suite (4)


With intricate woodworking, french doors over Michigan Avenue and original stained glass windows, our suites reference the building’s original historic character while providing modern amenities. Each room offers unique experiences, some with working fireplaces, mosaic tile or Cararra marble flooring, separate seating areas and over-sized bathrooms which may include double vanities with bathtub and shower. One suite features a free-standing wrought iron bathtub overlooking the bedroom and Michigan Avenue.

  • They range from 352 square feet to 867 square feet.
  • Custom Sferra linens exclusively for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • Custom robes for the Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • C.O. Bigelow custom bath products exclusive for Chicago Athletic Association hotel
  • 42’’ flat screen television
  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • Wireless high speed internet service
  • Rain Showerhead

Guest Services

24-Hour Room Service

Pet-Friendly

Concierge

Shoe Shine Service

24-Hour Fitness Center

24-Hour Front Desk

24-Hour Security

24-Hour Valet Parking

24-Hours Manager on Duty

A/V Equipment

ATM Services

Baggage Storage Services

Banquet Services

Bell Staff

Boutique

Coffee Service

Complimentary Bikes

Complimentary Wireless (WiFi) Internet

Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services

Housekeeping

In Room Safe Deposit Box

In-Room Massage

Overnight Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services

Personal Trainer (By Appointment)

Property Walks

Self-parking

Wake Up Service

Wheelchair Accessible

Facilities

Fitness Center

Shopping

Occupying two storefronts along the hotel's Madison Street entrance,Madison Hall consists of two shops conceived with a nod to the building's celebrated heritage. The shopping environment takes visitors back in time; with modern lifestyle products featured within a pair of restored jewel box spaces - with interiors by Lawson and Wetzel.

The East space features unique hotel sundries, unisex apothecary items, books, magazines, and men's accessories in an environment that hearkens back to the old-school drugstores of the 1930s. It also features a barber chair where a rotating assortment of the country's top stylists will offer custom haircuts beginning later this year. The space also houses a shop-in-shop with Aesop -the reknowned Australian skincare line.

Within the the West space, in what was once the Ladies' Lounge within the all-male club, shoppers are immersed in the atmosphere of a prewar women's boutique, replete with fresh flowers, natural cosmetics, a fragrance counter, and a highly curated assortment of women's lifestyle accessories. Christine Noelle Design has a fresh floral shop-in-shop inside the space - which also features a heavy assortment of products from the four century old Florentine apothecary line Santa Maria Novella.

ADA Compliant

Area Map

Ballroom

Banquet Facilities

Bar

Basketball Courts

Billiard Room

Bocce Ball Court

Boutique

City Tours, Theatre and Cultural Events

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Connecting Rooms

Cultural Events

Game Room

Living Areas

Meeting & Conference Facilities

Non-Smoking Rooms and Suites

Restaurant

Rooftop Terrace

Spa Nearby

Valet Parking

DINING

Cherry Circle Room

Amid surroundings that evoke visions of two (or three) martini deal closing lunches or post trial celebration feasts of Chicago’s mid-century power brokers, the swell curves and swank wood panels of Cherry Circle Room are being put to work - or make that play - in our own creative take on familiar regional fine dining classics, including table-side presentations of the finest cuts. Executive Chef Peter Coenen’s rustic yet refined menu gets creative with familiar regional classics at this fine dining restaurant, while one of Chicago’s star barmen, Paul McGee, elevates the cocktail program with classic recipes and table-side cocktail service. Both are in cahoots with the award-winning creative minds of Chicago’s own Land and Sea Dept., purveyors of Longman & Eagle, beloved for its distinctively American farm-to-table, nose-to-tail ethos.

HOURS

BRUNCH/LUNCH
7:00 am – 2:30 pm

DINNER
5:00 pm – Midnight
(until 1:00 am Thurs – Sat)

 

Cindy's

Cindy’s is our rooftop restaurant, bar and open-air terrace overlooking Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Michigan and beyond. Set within a vaulted glass and steel rooftop atrium recalling the train depot that once lived across Michigan Avenue, Cindy’s is the jewel in this Chicago landmark’s crown.

With seasonal freshness reflected in both food and drink, this downtown Chicago rooftop restaurant dons the relaxed ambiance of a Great Lakes beach house with one heckuva view. Executive Chef Christian Ragano, veteran of local favorite NoMi and creator of Glencoe’s much loved Guildhall, joins forces with renowned Spirit Guide Nandini Khaund to bring classic comfort and culinary invention together over cocktails and deceptively sinful punches. Private restaurant dining is available.

MONDAY – FRIDAY

Lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 2:00 am

SATURDAY

Brunch 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 3:00 am

SUNDAY

Brunch 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 12:00 am

 

Game Room

Originally the billiards room of CAA, Game Room is reborn as a casual playground and bar paying homage to our clubby past for a new era of competitive smackdowns. Sporting a fresh and multifarious downtown Chicago nightlife experience on the Association’s second floor, a deep cocktail culture paired with classic suds and grub plays exceptionally well with the gamesmanship you’ll find on the built-in bocce bay, billiard, shuffleboard, chess, and checkers tables.

HOURS

DAILY
11:00 am – 2:00 am

SATURDAY
11:00 am – 3:00 am

Milk Room

Once a speakeasy used by members during prohibition, Milk Room delves into the past with a cocktail menu featuring only the rarest vintage spirits and a wide variety of whiskies. A quick-service coffee and pastry café by day and a prohibition-era Chicago speakeasy bar by night, Milk Room will soon transform in the evening hours, becoming an exclusive, eight-seat bar serving Beverage Director Paul McGee’s menu of classic, spirit-forward cocktails crafted from only the rarest elixirs and ingredients. You’ll not only be “drinking a little bit of history,” as Paul says, but creating some epic stories of your own at our downtown Chicago whiskey bar.

DAILY CAFE SERVICE

7:00 am – 2:30 pm
5 pm – 12 midnight

Shake Shack

Where else can you chow down on burgers, hot dogs, and frozen custard shakes surrounded by stained glass, soaring ceilings, and marble staircases? So bring your lunchtime, post-workout, and after-work appetites to downtown Chicago at this contemporary landmark on Michigan Avenue that’s famous for burgers and shakes done right, with hand-selected beers and wines, too.

HOURS DAILY
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Attractions

Map / Location

[ Print Directions ]

From O’Hare International Airport:

  • Take 1-190 E for 1 mile then 1-90 E for 15 miles.
  • Get off on exit 51C.
  • Follow W Washington Blvd to N Michigan Avenue.
  • Hotel is located at 12 S Michigan Ave.

Nearby airports: Chicago, IL (MDW)
Distance: 11.2 Miles

[ Print Directions ]

From O’Hare International Airport:

  • Take 1-190 E for 1 mile then 1-90 E for 15 miles.
  • Get off on exit 51C.
  • Follow W Washington Blvd to N Michigan Avenue.
  • Hotel is located at 12 S Michigan Ave.

Nearby airports: Chicago (ORD)
Distance: 16.7 Miles