The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile

Chicago, IL Luxury hotel
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ChainDenihan Hospitality
The James
Total meeting space650 sq. m
Guest rooms297
55 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2712

The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile

Chicago, IL Luxury hotel
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One of Conde Nast's best hotels in Chicago 2017:


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (Local)
  • Calls (Toll-free)
  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (Urban)


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (Private)
  • Space (Semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Spa or salon

Venue accessible by

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Photo gallery


Meeting space

Total meeting space650 sq. m
Meeting rooms13
Largest room246 sq. m
Second largest room232 sq. m
Space (Private)Available
Space (Semi-private)Available

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms297
Double (Two beds)80
Tax rate17.4%




Local Attractions

Museum of Contemporary Art

6 blocks away
The Museum of Contemporary Art Collection has outstanding examples of visual art from 1945 to the present with a strong focus on surrealism, minimalism, conceptual photography, and work by Chicago-based artists. These highlights from the 2,500 objects in the collection are arranged alphabetically by artist’s last name and range in media from painting, sculpture, and photography to installation and video. Each object is accompanied by an image and a short description. Although not represented here, the MCA also has over 3,000 examples in its collection of artists’ books. Only a small percentage of collection works are on view at any given time and may be found in any of the museum spaces. These works are often used to create rotating thematic exhibitions.
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL, US 60611

Magnificent Mile

1 block away
Here you’ll discover all the information you need to plan an enjoyable Chicago experience on Michigan Avenue. Find the perfect hotel or restaurant, see what’s new on the shopping scene and stay informed on the incredible events that make The Magnificent Mile ‘One of the Great Avenues of the World.’

The Art Institute of Chicago

1 mi. away
The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 as both a museum and school, first stood on the southwest corner of State and Monroe Streets. It opened on its present site at Michigan Avenue and Adams Street in 1893. Built on rubble from the 1871 Chicago fire, the museum housed a collection of plaster casts and had a visionary purpose: to acquire and exhibit art of all kinds and to conduct programs of education.
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, US 60603-6404

Millennium Park

5 minutes away
Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. The result of a unique partnership between the City of Chicago and the philanthropic community, the 24.5-acre Park features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers. Among Millennium Park's prominent features are the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States; the interactive Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa; the contemporary Lurie Garden designed by the team of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd, Piet Oudolf and Robert Israel; and Anish Kapoor’s hugely popular Cloud Gate sculpture. Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Avenue to the west, Columbus Drive to the east, Randolph Street to the North and Monroe Street to the South.
201 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

The Shedd Aquarium

15 minutes away
Let your Fantasea begin! Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever gotten eye-to-eye with a dolphin? Or met a penguin on a stroll to the South Pole? Or immersed yourself in an Amazon flooded forest? At Shedd, it's all possible.
1200 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Navy Pier

5 blocks away
Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other! There's so much to do in our 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions. Take a ride on our 15-story tall Ferris wheel. Catch a movie at the IMAX® Theatre. Visit three floors of hands-on fun at the Chicago Children's Museum inside the Family Pavilion. Experience any one of the cruise boat rides departing from Navy Pier's South Dock. Or just kick back and enjoy the incredible feats of talented chinese acrobats in Cirque Shanghai at the Pepsi Skyline Stage or groove to the sounds of live music at the Bud Light Stage at the Navy Pier Beer Garden. Navy Pier also offers dining opportunities as diverse as Chicago itself. Dine at one of the fine restaurants or sample a variety of great tastes to be found at the food court in the Family Pavilion. You can find everything from bikes to books and from souvenirs to sunglasses at the retail shops in the Family Pavilion open year-round. Come experience all that Navy Pier has to offer year-round!
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL, US 60611

The 900 Shops

1 minute away
Luxury shopping in downtown Chicago featuring such shops as Gucci, Max Mara, Michael Kors, J. Crew and Bloomingdales.
900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, US 60611

The Field Museum

15 minutes away
The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history." In 1905, the Museum's name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History to honor the Museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences. In 1921 the Museum moved from its original location in Jackson Park to its present site on Chicago Park District property near downtown where it is part of a lakefront Museum Campus that includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. These three institutions are regarded as among the finest of their kind in the world and together attract more visits annually than any comparable site in Chicago.
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL, US 60605


  • Paid parking$49.00 / day
  • Valet parking$69.00 / day


Ideally situated steps from the Magnificent Mile, The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile is the perfect location to host your next meeting or event. The hotel features 7,000 square feet of naturally lit, state-of-the-art meeting space. From leather upholstered seating to built-in surround sound, the hotel offers warm, modern design and the latest in technology. All corporate events offer restaurant-style dining menus. To offer a truly seamless experience, a dedicated Conference Services Manager assures the success of each corporate event from start to finish, regardless of the size. • Accommodations for corporate events ranging from 10 to 300 guests • On-site audio/visual team • HD Smart TVs in meeting spaces and guestrooms featuring content streaming from personal devices, an interactive program guide boasting local attractions, dining options, spa services and more • Sophisticated built-in surround sound system • Custom event menus by The James Kitchen + Bar • Complimentary Business Networking Lounge with iMacs and printing • Natural lighting in meeting spaces • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel • Complimentary wine hour from 4-5pm in the lobby From guestrooms to Penthouse Lofts, each handcrafted room delivers a true residential experience. Designed for the modern day traveler, the layout consists of a palette of warm tones with an artful balance of form and function - from the spacious slate-tile and marble bathrooms to the 55" HD Smart TVs. Other room features include: • Full-sized Appelles bath amenities • Carefully curated in-room pantry featuring a selection of beverages, snacks and travel essentials • Complimentary triple-filtered water, refreshed twice daily • In-room tablet, iPod dock and alarm clock • Private media room in Loft Suites with HD DVD projector with a selection of movies available through the front desk • In-room dining provided by The James Kitchen + Bar

Additional information

-2017 The James Chicago named in Best Hotels in Chicago by Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards -2016 Meetings & Conventions, Gold Key Elite Awards, Best Green Initiatives (Midwest) -2016 Travel+Leisure, World’s Best Hotels in Chicago #8 -2016 U.S. News & World Report, Best Hotels of 2016, Top 15 Hotels in Chicago -2009-2016 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For -2015 Family Vacation Critic, Favorite award -2015 Trazee Travel Awards, Favorite Individual Hotel -2015, Top 10 Hotel Bar in Chicago


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