Welcome to the Drawing Room

The hotel's warm lobby is a great place to eat, drink and socialize

Remember the days when a hotel lobby was merely a place you’d walk through on your way in or out of the building? These days, a lobby is a hotel’s heart and soul, often seen as a gathering place for guests and locals. That’s exactly what you’ll find within the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Drawing Room, a sprawling yet comfortable room comprising a variety of spaces where you can meet, mingle, canoodle and indulge.

Service, which is handled by our Land & Sea Dept. partners, starts at 7 a.m. with a menu that features breakfast, lunch, and evening options ranging from light bites to more substantial entrées, as well as seasonal and classic cocktails; red, white, sparkling, and rose wines; and a curated selection of beer.

Beyond the food and drink, the welcoming atmosphere — with deep couches and other cozy seats, a communal table for working, fireplaces, fantastic art, a library and an all-around historic feel — is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Come join us, won’t you?