Lori Hacker

Marketing & PR Manager

Lori Hacker’s love for the hospitality industry began at the age of 17, when she contributed to the inception of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in Cleveland. Throughout her five-year tenure with P.F. Chang’s, Lori studied marketing at The Ohio State University, and upon graduation, she joined BR Guest Hospitality’s management team at Ruby Foo’s in Manhattan. Before joining the Hilton family at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Lori most recently held marketing manager positions at Flat Out Crazy Restaurant Group and Restaurants-America, both based in Chicago.

  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What are bathrooms like in the rooms at Waldorf Astoria Chicago?

    Bathrooms are large and feature deep soaking tubs for two. There is also a double vanity with lighted make-up mirrors and generously sized walk-in showers.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What in-room technology does Waldorf Astoria Chicago have?

    There are Bowers & Wilkins iPod/iPad dock and speakers in the rooms. Plus, all requests for service are taken care of with a one-button phone; and there are in-mirror televisions to catch up on the news while getting ready.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    Which shops are located near Waldorf Astoria Chicago?

    Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood, Waldorf Astoria Chicago is ideally located near the most exclusive shops, dining and nightlife, and it's just minutes from Chicago's business district and the city's most famed attractions and destinations. Elite boutiques in walking distance include Barneys New York, Chanel, Hermès, Furla, Graff, Gucci, Moncler, Harry Winston, Prada and Tod's.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What are the best things to do near Waldorf Astoria Chicago?

    There are plenty of great things to do near Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Collect and compare gourmet cupcakes at Sarah's Pastries on Oak Street, Sprinkles Cupcakes on Walton Street or More Cupcakes on Delaware Street. Take in some fine museum culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art (there is complimentary admission with your Elysian room key during all of 2011) and the Loyola Museum of Art both within four blocks of The Elysian Hotel Chicago. Art Gallery Shopping in the River North neighborhood is approximately one mile from the Elysian. There are 30-plus galleries at the Wells and Superior streets.Boutique fashion heaven—shop the most prestigious shops along Michigan Avenue and the Gold Coast neighborhood. Rent bikes to ride along Chicago's vibrant 26-mile lakefront.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What is the design style of Waldorf Astoria Chicago?

    The richly detailed exterior of Waldorf Astoria Chicago is reminiscent of the grand hotels of 1920s Paris, including the courtyard arrival. The interior design was inspired by French fashion designers of the same era, especially Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. Both designers were known for creating a clean, classic look with striking details. Influenced by their craftsmanship and acute attention to detail, Waldorf Astoria Chicago's interiors are timelessly elegant with elements of drama and glamour.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What makes Waldorf Astoria Chicago different from other hotels?

    Inspiring guests in search of a unique luxury hotel experience, Waldorf Astoria Chicago provides a fashion-forward, engaging and chic alternative to other hotels.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What are five things to know about Waldorf Astoria Chicago?

    Here are five things you should know about Waldorf Astoria Chicago:

    1. Tips are politely declined at the property.

    2. The chic Gold Coast location offers the perfect balance of neighborhood ambiance in addition to shopping, dining and nightlife options.

    3. Guest rooms averaging 980 square feet offer the largest hotel rooms in Chicago.

    4. The cuisine of a Michelin award-winning chef is offered throughout the property.

    5. The state-of-the-art Elysian Spa & Health Club offers a mosaic-tiled pool, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms, as well as fitness equipment, a Pilates and Gyrotonic studio and 12 treatment rooms.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What is the best time of year to visit Waldorf Astoria Chicago?

    Waldorf Astoria is the ideal destination for all seasons. In the spring and summer, Waldorf Astoria's guest room terraces provide a bit of outdoor relaxation as well as additional living space. In the fall and winter, the guest room fireplaces are the perfect way to stay toasty and warm. The best time is spring when the city prepares for summer —the city refreshes itself with outdoor festivals, beautiful landscaping, and lakefront bikers and runners.
  • On December 6, 2013
    Lori Hacker answered the question: Lori Hacker

    What are the best things about Waldorf Astoria Chicago?

    The five things we love most about Waldorf Astoria Chicago are its: European courtyard; the warm and intuitive staff; our spacious, elegantly-appointed guest rooms; the 14,000 square-foot spa; and the award-winning dining options RIA and Balsan.