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 Book your event  in our elegant Madison Ballroom


Have a ball, in a proper ballroom. Whether you choose the 2,330-square-foot Madison Ballroom with its grand crystal chandeliers or the 3,580-square-foot White City Ballroom with its vintage stained-glass windows looking over Millennium Park (or both!), your holiday party will be one for the books for guests up to 400. Our award-winning banquets team is on-hand to transform the space to fit your needs.

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 Enjoy the view of cloud gate (the Bean) from atop the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, Cindy's restaurant.


With some of the most beautiful views in the city, enjoy a semi-private lounge space, private dining room (complete with our own Warhol!), or a full buyout of the rooftop restaurant for 12-150 guests. With Cindy's open year-round, menus rotate seasonally to feature the freshest local ingredients. Terrace fire pits roar in the cooler months to keep you toasty if you step out to admire the view.
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 Holiday party festivities at the Drawing room in the Chicago Athletic Association hotel overlooking Millennium Park on the Cultural Mile.

Drawing Room

Dine and sip among grand architectural details dating back to 1893. Our grand lobby space, the Drawing Room, features original stone fireplaces, mosaic floors, gorgeous woodwork and cozy lounge seating. Come together with 10 to 100 guests for cocktail parties, or enjoy a prix-fixe lunch or dinner in the library prepared by Cherry Circle Room for up to 30 guests.


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 Chicago's playground includes a bocce court, pool, foosball and drinks curated by Paul McGee of Land and Sea Dept.

Game Room

Come with your closest 10 friends or open it up to 250 to play bocce, billiards, foosball, shuffleboard and other games while you sip classic cocktails and enjoy sharable bites in a lively atmosphere. The former club's original billiards room is reborn as a boisterous playground, the Game Room, paying homage to our clubby past for a new era of competitive smackdowns.
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 Happy's: a Holiday Pop-Up Bar within the Chicago Athletic Association hotel.

Happy's: A Holiday Pop-Up

Join us for a little merriment and mirth this holiday season. Happy’s – our holiday pop-up bar in The Tank – will be open November 23-December 22 and offer catering, liquid cheer, and beloved bar games. Select dates are available for private bookings of 20-100 people. Our halls? Decked. Your spirit? Holly and jolly.  
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 Rent a roller rink this christmas for a creative holiday party!

Roller Rink

Our pop-up roller-skating rink is available for rental this holiday season – skate the night away in Stagg Court, our vintage gymnasium, with up to 150 guests and 4-hour packages available. Rink booking dates are subject to availability, private or semi-private, with food and beverage options. Rink packages start at $70 per person.

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 the basketball court at the Chicago Athletic hotel doubles as a venue space for your perfect holiday party.

Stagg Court

The reimagined 4,482-square-foot former indoor track and gymnasium, Stagg Court, is a unique space with athletic flair to host an event for up to 500 people in a cocktail setting or 280 seated. Not unique enough? A pop-up roller-skating rink is available for rental this holiday season.
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 Chicago-style speakeasy within the Chicago Athletic Association hotel hidden behind our lobby check-in.

Milk Room

If your idea of a rollicking holiday party involves gathering friends or co-workers to enjoy rare and vintage spirits, the Milk Room is where you need to be. This authentic Prohibition-era bar serves up classic cocktails and light snacks in a historic setting.
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 Named after the Chicago Athletic Association's yacht club, the Cherry Circle room is a piece of chicago history.

Cherry Circle Room

Enjoy lunch or dinner with 40 to 80 guests at our James Beard Award-winning restaurant. Historic Cherry Circle Room transports guests back to another time with rich leather booths and a curved bar original to the property.
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