The story of Hotel Burnham is Architecture.
Hotel Burnham is not only a landmark "Chicago-style" building and icon, but one in the history of architecture. During your stay, you'll live inside the vision of turn-of-the-century architects Daniel Burnham, John Root and Charles Atwood. Using a radical steel and glass design, they created the Reliance Building ushering in a new era of design, setting the precedent for the modern skyscraper, and forever changing the field of architecture.
At our nightly complimentary wine hour, you can learn more about architecture and the architects of the hotel by asking to try our "Burnham Quiz." You'll notice the ornate architectural element of the quatrefoil not just in the design of the hotel, but perhaps in unexpected places as well. Ask about architectural walking tours to discover many of Chicago's other landmark buildings, but of course none as special as the Reliance Building turned Hotel Burnham.
We hope your stay with us will be a blueprint for many to come.