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Chicago's recent growth as a favorite travel destination has fueled a surge in the creative repurposing of historic skyscrapers into chic new hotels. Learn how and why a former athletic club, silver manufacturer and motor club have undergone this change.

2 Hours
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

This fast-paced walking tour will explore the exteriors and interiors of several hotels. Explore the benefits and challenges of adaptive reuse and hear what makes these buildings iconic. Stops include The Langham, Silversmith Hotel, the Hampton Inn Motor Club, the LondonHouse and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Hotel Boom: Making Old New Again Tours

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