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Alert: Due to extremely cold weather, all Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise tours aboard Chicago’s First Lady are canceled on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Experience the allure of a historic, exclusive men's club transformed into a 21st century luxury hotel. You will see old world craftsmanship restored to its original elegance, plus renovated and newly added spaces.

1 Hour
$20 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
12 S. Michigan Ave., front entrance

When this building—inspired by the Doge's Palace of Venice—first opened in 1893 it featured a variety of gym facilities, including a swimming pool and bicycle and running tracks. The club shuttered in 2007 and the building reopened as a hotel in 2015. We'll view the grand staircase lobby, the drawing room and more during this tour.

  • Advance reservations are highly recommended. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is not available for private or group bookings. Browse tours available for groups.

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