It’s one of Chicago’s largest and most luxurious hotels; but when you stay at the Hilton Chicago, it’s the history of this landmark property that will really capture your attention. Originally opened in 1927 as the Stevens Hotel before Hilton took over in 1945, the first registered guest was Vice President Charles G. Dawes. That presidential legacy continues today as the hotel has since played host to every U.S. President. During World War II, the U.S. Army utilized the hotel to house 10,000 air cadets. In more recent times, the Hilton Chicago has served as the setting for a number of movies and TV shows. In the popular TV show E.R., it was the rooftop of the Hilton that served as the fictional hospital helipad. And Harrison Ford raced through the Hilton’s ballroom and service corridors in the final scenes of The Fugitive. Perched atop the hotel is the opulent, 2-story, 5,000 square-foot Conrad Hilton Suite - Chicago’s most expensive hotel room. Currently, the Hilton Chicago is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation which is likely to keep this historic classic in top form for many years to come.