Headquartered at the historic Hotel Allegro by Kimpton
Hotel Allegro by Kimpton
171 W. Randolph ST.
Chicago, IL 60601
The glamour and pageantry of America’s Golden Era is alive and well at Kimpton Hotel Allegro. A historic gem in the heart of Chicago’s downtown Theatre District, surrounded by sights like Grant Park and State Street. This boutique haven is right in the middle of the Loop’s historic Theater District, and has played host to Hollywood stars and mafiosos throughout its colorful history. Join us for 3 full days of mentorship, panels and parties with some of Hollywood’s top writers, producers, studio executives, literary managers and agents.
The hotel is believed to be the first fully air-conditioned hotel in the world (it’s been given many modern luxury updates since then!), and the first hotel in the Midwest to have telephones in every guest room! The adjacent Palace Theatre soon became one of the epicenters of Chicago’s vaudeville scene with stars such as Jimmy Durante, Mae West, Sophie Tucker and Bob Hope performing there and all staying next door at this hotel. As vaudeville and big bands fell out of style, the neighboring Palace theatre eventually became the biggest movie theater in the entire city of Chicago in the 1940s!