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Chicago is experiencing a surge in tourism, resulting in the creative repurpose 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
$26 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
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.

  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.
  • Access to building interiors featured on this tour may be subject to change, due to weekend and holiday schedules or unforeseen closures.

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