The Drake’s Royal Penthouse Available For Lease

A One-of-a-kind Opportunity

This information originated in American English.

January 18, 2013

CHICAGO - It's not every day that you have a chance to call a Chicago icon home, but the 4,000 square-foot penthouse apartment at the historic Drake Hotel is now available for lease after years of occupancy by a prince and princess. (Prince Piotr Galitzine and his wife, Princess Maria Anna Galitzine, formally Archduchess of Austria, a granddaughter of Karl I, the last emperor of Austria).

The Drake has been serving as the Chicago host to royalty and dignitaries for over 90 years (see related list of dignitaries, heads of state and celebrities). This extraordinary 4,000 square-foot penthouse offers all the hotel amenities and conveniences of The Drake augmented by mesmerizing views of Lake Michigan most only dream of. This Royal Penthouse is located atop The Drake which enjoys one of Chicago's most enviable addresses at the beginning of the Magnificent Mile where Chicago's best boutiques and the city's most sought after dining venues are at your doorstep.

Commenting on the prestigious, valuable location of the hotel, the late actor Peter Ustinov once said, "Each step you take in The Drake Hotel is like walking on diamonds."

The elegant Royal Penthouse features four bedrooms, four and a half baths, formal and informal entertaining rooms, kitchen and a private laundry. The fabulous panoramic city and lake views from the apartment are a reflection of the unique amenities on offer in this grand scale, luxury living penthouse which is available fully furnished on a long term lease for $18,000 per month.

"This home features all of today's modern amenities, and million dollar views, yet it maintains the sophistication and luxury of The Drake," states Russell Menkes, The Drake's General Manager.

Today, there are very few opportunities to live in regal comfort, but The Drake's Royal Penthouse provides an exclusive opportunity, combining ideal location, and outstanding facilities with inspirational views in a legendary Chicago hotel.

It is truly a venue fit for a king and queen, a prince and princess, and perhaps you too!

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About The Drake Hotel
Since 1920, The Drake has remained committed to its distinguished service and historic traditions. Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel offers 535 guest rooms and five on-site dining facilities. For more information about The Drake and its history, visit


Alicia Schindle
The Drake Hotel
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