5th Floor Venues
With True Waldorf Service at every turn and a dedicated team at your fingertips, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago is the perfect setting for unforgettable meetings and events in Chicago's Gold Coast. Discover charming venues influenced by literary icons, Parisian style and 1920s design. Our event spaces offer opulent furnishings and bold artwork alongside modern business amenities.
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Sinclair Ballroom is named after Harry Sinclair Lewis, the first American writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. The ballroom is located on the east end of our fifth floor, exclusively dedicated to meetings and events. The ballroom is artful and graceful, inspired by the Parisian art of the 1920s with silk-covered walls, coffered ceilings and chandeliers made of hand-blown glass and crystal. Floor-to-ceiling windows feature custom-made draperies. Savor Gold Coast views from the outdoor terrace.
Reminiscent of a legendary estate, Hemingway Salon is named after the famed Oak Park, Illinois native and Nobel Prize Laureate, Ernest Hemingway. Located on the west-end of our fifth floor, this space is exclusively dedicated to meetings and events. This stately venue is adorned with custom wall-to-wall carpet, dramatic chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows with visions of the European-styled courtyard below.
The Faulkner Salon is named after the famed 1920s American Nobel Prize Laureate, William Faulkner, and offers an intimate meeting place. With its artistic features, including metal drum light fixtures, custom-made draperies and an intricate 20-foot ink drawing by Brooklyn artist, Dawn Clements – based on the interiors of the Titanic – this salon is ideal for corporate meetings, luncheons, cocktail receptions and more.
The Fitzgerald Boardroom is a warm and intimate space inspired by one of the greatest American writers of the 1920s: F. Scott Fitzgerald. The executive setting is adorned in neutral grays and features silk-covered walls, a drum chandelier and whimsical artwork.
Host unforgettable board meetings, presentations, and small meetings in these elegant surroundings.