Chicago, Illinois Hotel - Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District
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Boutique Hotel Rooms
The Hampton Inn Majestic offers a wonderful range of rooms for your ultimate comfort in downtown Chicago. All Hampton Inn Majestic hotel rooms are nonsmoking & feature complimentary Internet access, our signature Hampton "Clean & Fresh" bedding, iron & ironing board, coffee maker, & HDTV. Everything you need to show you, "We love having you here™."
Start your day in Chicago with Hampton's "On the House™" hot breakfast. The delicious spread features lots of morning favorites including fresh fruit, make-your-own waffles, pastries, fresh-brewed coffee & more! Guests at the Hampton Inn Majestic also enjoy complimentary Internet access, 24 hour fitness center, & helpful assistance from our exceptionally friendly staff.
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History of the Majestic Building
The Hampton Majestic Chicago Theatre District occupies 17 total floors of the former Majestic Office Building, a listed building of the City of Chicago Landmarks. The hotel includes 15 guestroom floors with 9 rooms per floor. Amenities include a fitness center located on the 5th floor, business center located on the lobby level & complimentary breakfast served on the lobby level.
A storied past surrounds the Hampton Majestic. Prior to the building's construction in 1905, the Newport Hotel & Gambling House occupied the real estate until the 4-story structure was razed in 1904. It was shut down by the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency during the era Chicago was cracking down on gambling.
In 1904, one of the most famous architects of the era, Edward Krause of Rapp & Rapp, was retained to design the Majestic Office Building & Theatre. His other masterful works include the Chicago Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Oriental Theatre and many Chicago landmarks from the 1900s.
Constructed in Beaux Arts style and influenced by neoclassical Roman & Greek architecture, the Majestic Building was built as a mixed use theater and office building. Notables such as Harry Houdini graced the stage during the height of Vaudeville. The Majestic Theatre closed during the Great Depression and was shuttered for 15 years. Much of the original design was retained when the theatre was remodeled and reopened in 1945, in time for heyday favorites like Guys & Dolls, Carousel and South Pacific. Later years include a world premier performance of Spamalot. Since renovation in 2006, Bank of America Theatre has hosted Broadway shows including High School Musical, Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, The Last Ship, Stomp, and The Book of Mormon.