Celebrating 95 years
Kitty O'Sheas in history
In 1986 after a historic $180 million renovation, Hilton Chicago created an authentic Irish bar experience like no other in Chicago.
To ensure that the Irish experience was as authentic as possible, the hotel brought over 13 staff members from Ireland to staff almost all the front-of-house positions, including bartenders, servers, and management positions. Many of those opening crew members at Kitty’s still work for Hilton.
After 35 years, Kitty O’Sheas remains the finest place to welcome all travelers searching for the perfect pint. Many of the traditional Irish dishes are still on the menu, along with some new favorites.
Self-guided history tours
Experience the history of Hilton Chicago with a self-guided tour located at the lobby level on the Michigan Avenue side of the hotel. Find a corridor full of history, fun facts, and information about movies filmed in the hotel.
Hilton Chicago at present
With 1,544 guest rooms and suites, 234,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, a full menu of amenities, exceptional dining options, and an ideal location in downtown Chicago, the hotel is both accommodating and convenient.
Hilton Chicago is a member of Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America.