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Creative spaces at the James Chicago

The James Chicago

55 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611 Get Directions


Experience The James' inspired event spaces, with state-of-the-art equipment; creative menus courtesy of David Burke's Primehouse; and expert concierge services tailored to any event. Customize our 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space to accommodate 10 to 300 guests. The unique ballroom boasts 14-foot ceilings, skylights, and a beautiful built-in bar. Incorporate signature event elements, such as a wine tasting in the James Club, or create a lounge atmosphere in our library.
A flexible 7,000-square-foot space—with natural lighting; warm, modern design; state-of-the-art audiovisual technology; and complimentary Wi-Fi—it facilitates memorable meetings and functions for groups of as many as 300.
Memorable Moments
The James Chicago opened in 2006 as a stylish alternative for the contemporary leisure or business traveler. The hotel was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best awards.
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One of “The World’s Best Hotels” by Travel + Leisure
One of the “Top 10 Sexiest Hotels in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor
Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award Winner- Lobby/Common Space Design
Illinois Meetings & Events Best Hotel
David Burke’s Primehouse named “1 Steakhouse in Chicago” by Chicago magazine
David Burke’s Primehouse


Master floorplan

Master Floorplan
Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
Great Room 300 190 2,500
Dining Room 70 50 1,200
Library 50 40 1,000
Den 40 30 600
The Boardroom 15 - 450
The Studio 50 40 450
Burke’s Dining Room 20 20 316
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