I had the honor of going for a tour with the Chicago Architecture foundation of the Chicago Athletic Association Club/Hotel. The architecture and beauty is breathtaking! Spanning the outside, front entrance (the hotel check-in is on the second floor), halls, bars, rooms, party rooms and terrace of the Chicago Athletic Association everywhere you look is more beautiful!
This is a historic landmark in Chicago with so much beauty and history. Distinguished members have enjoyed the Club for over a hundred years but now it is open to the public to enjoy. have visited the hotel a few times with friends for dinner and drinks and to enjoy Cindy’s Rooftop view and ambiance. Cindy’s was named after their mother Cindy and the Andy Warhol of Cindy is an original hanging in the separate party room with the fireplace.
The hotel was renovated by the Pritzker’s over many years, they preserved everything they could with no expenses spared. The architecture and details throughout are magnificent. The hotel had a pool that famous members enjoyed which they remodeled into another entertainment room. One of the bars/game room has pool tables, games, bocce ball with one of the original logos for the Chicago Athletic Association which was purchased and is now the Chicago Cubs logo.Most of the logos throughout the club have been revised. The Milk room bar is what you would think, a quiet little bar tucked away that used to sell milk ( 🙂 ). The Cherry Circle room is another tucked away bar which has been restored to it’s original look and feel. The library is open to the public to study, read or just relax in the beauty of it all, I have attached some photos which do not give it justice.
If you are living in Chicago or thinking about moving to Chicago or just visiting, put The Chicago Athletic Association on your places to visit, admire, dine at, have cocktails or stay at.
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