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What Qualifies a Property to be TAG Approved?®

Enforce non-discriminatory policies including “sexual orientation.”

Treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.

Provides LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.

Empower customers and employees to be “watchdogs” of its gay and lesbian business practices.

Gives back to their community.

Employs staff who reflect the diversity of their community.

The Drake Hotel

140 E Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611


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Neighborhood: Gold Coast / Magnificent Mile
Number of Rooms: 535
Type of Hotel: Luxury

For nearly a century The Drake has remained committed to its distinguished service and historic traditions.  Built as the nation’s first urban resort and leader in luxury, we offer a diverse array of amenities to ensure that you receive The Drake Standard of hospitality.

Sitting atop the Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel is the closest downtown hotel to Chicago’s Boystown and Andersonville neighborhoods, the cultural center for the LGBT community.  Also located steps away from The Drake is the city’s exclusive shopping, nightlife and dining, as well as downtown attractions are right outside The Drake’s famed front doors. Shop the Magnificent Mile, enjoy the season at Oak Street Beach, sip a cocktail in the Hancock Tower’s Signature Room, explore Navy Pier and Museum Campus, or simply relax in deluxe accommodations or dine at one of The Drake’s world renowned restaurants.  The Drake welcomes you with pride and invites you to experience an authentic, Real Chicago™, experience

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