Camellia Room

Inspired by the internationally acclaimed Camellia House (circa 1940 to 1977) of The Drake Hotel, this newly re-imagined space takes on the Modern Day Draper design as a nod to the high style of America’s most fabulous decorator, Dorothy Draper the first professional interior decorator in the industry and original designer to conceptualize the interior stylings of this dynamic space.

The Camellia Room incorporates aristocratic flourishes like baroque plasterwork, romantic furnishing to add a touch of whimsy, statement wallpaper with large patterns, dense textured carpeting in neutral tones, chessboard marble tile and ornate window treatments framing the sweeping views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago complemented by warm lighting from the crystal adorn chandeliers and wall scones.

Ideal for groups up to 200 guests. The Camellia Room is the perfect setting for corporate or social luncheons, receptions, dinners, holiday parties as well as a unique meeting space for groups.

Camellia Room Highlights

  • 3,959 square feet, suitable for 350 guest reception
  • Banquet capacity up to 240 guests
  • Food station area designed to be interactive
  • Floor to ceiling windows with the scene-stealing views of Lake Michigan
  • Pillar-free space
  • Chiavari seating
  • Audio Visual on-site

 Inquire with a sales or catering manager about hosting your next event in The Camellia Room.

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The Drake Hotel boasts several ballrooms/high capacity meeting rooms comprising almost 21,000 square feet.     Width Length Ceiling Height Square Footage School-Room Theater Conference Rounds U-Shape Hollow Square Table Top Exhibits Reception Gold Coast Room 52'6" 130' 19'6" 6,838 324 500 116 600 113 116 60 900 Grand Ballroom 56' 93'1" 19'6" 5,214 288...

Mezzanine Meeting Rooms

The Mezzanine Level of The Drake Hotel hosts 11 full-service meeting rooms.     Width Length Ceiling Height Square Footage School-Room Theater Conference Rounds U-Shape Hollow Square Table Top Exhibits Reception Parkside Room 25' 55'1" 8'10" 1,378 66 106 48 100 45 48 12 80 Superior Room 16'9" 42'7" 8'10" 722 39 60 33 50...


For a more private affair, contact an Events Manager about a boardroom.     Width Length Ceiling Height Square Footage Conference Benjamin Marshall Boardroom* 14' 36' 8'10" 504 18 * Not ADA accessible   

Unique Event Spaces

Unique event spaces provide the perfect backdrop to your event offering ideal space for your meeting, lunch or reception and feature captivating views overlooking the Mag Mile and Lake Michigan.      Maximum Set with Banquet Tables, furniture removed Existing Set Reception Square Feet Camellia Room 240 170 350 3,959 Palm Court 280 150 350 3,744 Club International 150 125 350 2,850