Chicago, Illinois Hotel - Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District
Boutique Hotel Rooms
The Hampton Inn Majestic offers a wonderful range of hotel rooms for your ultimate comfort in downtown Chicago. All Hampton Inn Majestic hotel rooms are nonsmoking and feature complimentary Internet access, our signature Hampton Cloud 9 bedding, and other deluxe amenities that say We love having you here™.
Start your day in Chicago with our Hampton on the House™ hot breakfast. The delicious spread features lots of morning favorites & fresh-brewed coffee. Guests at the Hampton Inn Majestic also enjoy complimentary Internet access, and other hotel amenities including a 24 hour fitness center, concierge assistance, & valet parking.
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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. 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 rich & storied past surrounds the Hampton Majestic. Prior to the building's construction in 1905, the Newport Hotel & Gambling House occupied the same real estate until that 4 story structure was razed in 1904. The gambling house was shut down by the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency, during the era Chicago was cracking down on gambling.
Then 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. Some other masterterful works include the Chicago Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Oriental Theatre & numerous other landmarks from around Chicago from the 1900s.
Constructed in the popular Beaux Arts style & influenced by neoclassical Roman & Greek architecture, the Majestic Building was built as a mixed use theater & 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 the heyday of favorites like Guys & Dolls, Carousel & South Pacific. Later years include a world premier performance of Spamalot. Since renovation in 2006, the Bank of America Theatre has hosted Broadway shows including High School Musical, Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, & The Book of Mormon.