The Purple Hotel is located at the corner of Lincoln and Touhy Avenues.


4500 W Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark.  Named after it's distinct purple coloring, the hotel has been the site of countless moments in greater Chicago history. Save this landmark from being torn down. 

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View the hotels unique history

The Purple Hotel, located at the corner of Lincoln and Touhy Avenues, has a place in local lore. The hotel was built in 1960...

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Could 'Purple' reign again? An exclusive look at plans to save a notorious Lincolnwood hotel

A North Shore developer seeks to preserve and redevelop Lincolnwood's Purple Hotel--provided he can stop the suburb from demolishing the 51-year-old edifice.

"You've got this shell of a building there and it's doing absolutely nothing," said Jake Weiss, president of Skokie-based real estate investment firm Weiss Properties. "It's a beautiful structure with an architectural pedigree. Why tear down a perfectly good building?"

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Where could you find Michael Jordan & Allen Dorfman in Chicago?

We found this great article outlining some of the historical value and experiences people had at The Purple Hotel. 

Did The Purple Hotel help Chicago win six championships?  Maybe.  It was the site of his first visit to Chicago.

The Purple Hotel was also the scene for the end of The People vs Allen Dorfman, in what is surely one of the most grizzly scenes in Chicago history.

Made my day

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