Hyatt House Hotel

4500 W. Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, Illinois. County/parish: Cook.

NRIS 13000553

4 contributing buildings.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places January 02, 2020.

Also known as:

  • The Purple Hotel

From Wikipedia:

Purple Hotel

The Purple Hotel, also known as the Hyatt House Hotel, was a hotel located at 4500 West Touhy Avenue in Lincolnwood, Illinois. Built in 1960, the hotel was Hyatt's first Midwest hotel and became known for its purple brick exterior. The hotel served as Hyatt's flagship Chicago area hotel until the 1970s and featured two restaurants and live music from popular acts. In 1983, Teamsters lawyer and alleged mobster Allen Dorfman was killed in the hotel's parking lot. After a series of ownership changes, the hotel closed in 2007 and was demolished in August 2013. The hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 2013, and was delisted in 2020.

(read more...)


  • Alschuler and Sincere
  • Hausner and Macsai w. Friedman

National Park Service documentation: