Tis’ The Season To Be Home For The Holidays At The Drake Hotel

October 21, 2015

CHICAGO – Oct. 20, 2015 – Tis’ the season to settle into your home away from home and let your holidays begin at The Drake Hotel in Chicago.

“When you walk into this landmark hotel, from the dazzling décor and joyful staff to the entertaining events, you are immediately filled with the warmth and light of the holiday spirit,” said Damien McArdle, general manager, The Drake.  “Holidays at The Drake are a Chicago institution, a ritual where families take comfort in our hotel and make memories to last a lifetime,” said McArdle.

The Chillcation. The carriage rides. The carolers. The feasts. The parade. The parties.  Whether you are looking to chill for a weekend getaway and go shopping, linger over the legendary afternoon tea while listening to holiday tunes, sit front and center to view the Magnificent Mile Festival of the Lights parade, indulge in the lavish Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts or revel in New Year’s Eve scene, one thing is for sure, The Drake is the place to get into the holiday spirit with the following experiences:


Guests will have warm smiles and big savings with more than $75 in added value, including more than 50 percent off parking, 25 percent off dining and more with this package.    

DRAKE BROS.The Drake’s signature restaurant overlooking Michigan Avenue and Oak Street Beach provides the perfect setting for many upcoming holiday events, including:

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Saturday, November 21, 2015   
5-7:30 p.m.
Adults $89.00 / Children $35.00

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26, 2015 
12-7 p.m. with seatings every half hour
Adults $79.00 / Children $35.00

Brunch with Santa

Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20, 2015  
12-4 p.m. with seatings every half hour
Adults $75.00 / Children $35.00

Christmas Eve Buffet

Thursday, December 24, 2015
1-7 p.m. with seatings every half hour
Adults $79.00 / Children $35.00

Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 25, 2015
12-7 p.m. with seatings every half hour

Adults $89.00 / Children $35.00

PALM COURT At this grandiose floral and fountain reception lounge, located in the upper-lobby, guests can enjoy the holiday season with its world-renowned afternoon tea and entertainment.

Mad Hatter Tea

Sunday, November 1, 2015
1-4:30 p.m.
Adults $50.00 / Children $25.00
Reservations at 312.932.4619

Holiday Tea

Friday, November 20, 2015 until Sunday, January 3, 2016 
11 a.m-5 p.m. 
Adults $45.00 / Children $22.00
Live Harpist and Carolers on select days

New Year’s Eve Black Tie Affair

Thursday, December 31, 2015
One seating 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
$195.00 per person

CAPE COD ROOM – Guests can find old-world, charm come alive for the holidays at this New England-style restaurant located on hotel’s Oak Street entrance at the Arcade level.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 26, 2015    
3:30-9 p.m.
Prix fixe menu
Adults $92.00 / Children $35.00

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24, 2015|
1-7 p.m.
Prix fixe menu
Adults $98.00 / Children $35.00

New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 31, 2015
5-10 p.m.
Prix fixe menu and a champagne toast
$125.00 per person

GOLD COAST BALLROOM The hotel’s opulent ballroom overlooks the Chicago Lakefront, showcasing a beautiful winter backdrop for the following occasions:

Thanksgiving Day Brunch

Thursday, November 26, 2015 
11 a.m.-5 p.m. seatings every half hour
Adults $109.00 / Children $30.00

Annual Chicago Scene New Year’s Eve Party

Thursday, December 31, 2015

General Admission Hours: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
V.I.P. Hours: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Pricing starts at $125.00


For more information visit http://www.thedrakehotel.com/dining/holiday-menus. To make a reservation, please call 312.932.4619 or email hotelthedrake@gmail.comMedia can access additional information about The Drake Hotel at news.hilton.com/drake.

Catering Corner

November 12, 2014

Want to add a fun element to your dinner but don’t want to spend a lot on an extra course?  Serve your guests an amuse bouche!  French for “mouth amuser” this bite-sized, hors d'oeuvre- like item is served as a starter before the meal.  An amuse bouche is a lovely idea, especially if there is a long program or speeches before the main entrée is served.  With “small-bites” becoming more popular, we expect to see the amuse bouche popping on menus more than ever.  This is just another way to delight and engage your guests!  

Brought to you by your Drake Catering Team.

Cape Cod

September 09, 2014

Cape Cod is proud to announce its new Summer Menu created by Executive Chef Herve Cuyeu. The new menu highlights the young, natural, vibrant flavors of the summer including Patagonian Trout, Whiskey Grilled Main Lobster, and Skuna Bay Salmon.

In addition to its new menu, Cape Cod has implemented new flash sales beginning Monday, September 1st. These sales highlight Cape Cod’s extensive wine list and a new oyster bar. Join us on Mondays and Tuesdays for half off of Captain’s Wine List and on Fridays and Saturdays for the Oyster Bar Happy Hour.

Great Grains

September 03, 2014


                                                             "Great Grains"

More and more these days interesting grains are making their way onto menus.  Dishes like polenta, bulgar, farro, and quinoa are starting to show up everywhere from the corporate break station to the bridal luncheon.  Not only are many of these grains highly nutritious and high in protein, a number, such as wild rice or buckwheat, do not contain gluten.  Many also have the benefit of a low glycemic index, therefore avoiding the spike in blood sugar that causes grogginess after eating, making them perfect for a mid-day meal or snack in between meetings.   These grains also make a great vegetarian meal for your guests.  Instead of serving your vegetarian guests a simple vegetable stack or plain pasta with marinara sauce, imagine if they were presented “Curried Couscous with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Chickpeas.”  In addition, weddings and other social events are a great opportunity to try these grains because of the presentation of the menu.  What better way is there to create anticipation and conversation than seeing “Forbidden Rice” or “Amaranth” on a menu?  (Incidentally, “amaranthine” means “eternal, unfading, and everlasting.  How’s that for the perfect wedding grain?) Sure, potatoes will never go out of style, but for an alternative, give these great grains a try.  ​

Veuve Clicquot Mail Truck Event

August 07, 2014

The Veuve Clicquot Mail Truck launches in Chicago this August on its cross country mail truck tour. Adorned in the Veuve Clicquot yellow hue and delivering exciting surprises in cities across the country, the Veuve Clicquot Mail Truck will be coming to The Drake Hotel's Cape Cod on August 7th from 4-7PM.  Guests can enjoy Veuve Cliquot and by-the-glass seafood pairings to include Crab Cake Sliders, Crispy Calamari, and Green Garlic Shrimp. 

Business Power Lunch

August 07, 2014

Whether you're meeting for the first time, discussing business deal, or entertaining a client do so with Coq d'or's or Drake Bros' Business Power Lunch.  Offering a menu and atmosphere ideal for any business meeting, this 3 course prix-fixe menus features your choice of a first course, entrée, and dessert.  The Business Power Lunch is offered in The Drake Hotel's Coq d'Or and Drake Bros' restaurant, and is available from 11AM- 2PM for $16.95.

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Taste Summer's Vibrant Flavors

August 07, 2014

Cape Cod is proud to announce its new summer menu created by Executive Chef, Herve Cuyeu. The menu features seasonal offerings that have an emphasis on freshness and high quality ingredients. The vibrant flavors have been perfectly matched by Chef Herve in a creative way, fashioning summer's best flavors. From The Hot Pot of scallops, shrimp and mussels topped in a succulent green garlic broth, to the Patagonian Trout seared and served with roasted heirloom tomatoes, there is something to please every palate. 

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Lady Bug Bash

June 04, 2014

Atia’s Project Ladybug Fund will be hosting its 4th Annual Ladybug Bash on June 12, 2014 at the iconic Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago! The event promises an extraordinary night of pure delight, featuring Ladybug cocktails, dinner, dancing, raffles, live and silent auctions, as well as an array of celebrity appearances.

The gala kicks off at 7PM at the Drake Hotel at 140 East Walton Place. General admission tickets cost $100 or purchase VIP tickets for $150.Tables of six or eight can be reserved for $580 and $780.

The Ladybug Bash is the annual event where money is raised to fund national projects. This year, an additional goal of The Bash is to raise enough to give a grant to further pediatric cancer research.Each fund is dedicated in the name of a local child battling cancer with the goal of helping all children and families at that hospital. At The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, the namesake of Atia’s Project Ladybug Fund is a young Chicago girl who was diagnosed with cancer at the tender age of 17 months old. After undergoing over two years of aggressive daily chemotherapy treatment, Atia is now six years old and in full remission.  

Celebrity guests coming include Project Ladybug founder Dina Manzo, from the Real Housewives of New Jersey; Matt Forte, Running Back for the Chicago Bears; Tommie Harris, former Defensive Tackle for the Chicago Bears; and Meg Caswell, from HGTV.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit Project Lady Bug or email Christina Isherwood.

Movie Monday in June

June 05, 2014

This month, dodge the heat and relax in the Palm Court as Classic Movie Mondays continue. On June 9th see French playboy Michel Marnet and American tourist Terry McKay fall in love aboard a ship in “Love Affair” (1939).  On June 23rd, sit back and enjoy a timeless every-man-for-himeself thriller, “And Then There Were None,” (1945) as ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to be mysteriously killed off one-by-one.

Movie Monday is free and open to the public. Enjoy a themed movie menu including 1940’s cocktails and candy bars. Complimentary popcorn will be served. For more information or to reserve your table email Lalla.ElAlaoui@hilton.com or call 312.932.4619.

Summertide Tea

April 29, 2014

Join us in Palm Court this season for Summertide Tea. Weekdays from May through August guests will be offered our Summertide Tea menu and a glass of champagne for $40 by simply mentioning “PC14” to your server. Little Princes and Princesses will receive tea at half-price with the Summertide Tea discount.​