History

Del Prado is one of the oldest and largest of Hyde Park's fashionable apartment hotels. Built in 1918, the building's "H" shape allows for each unit to have maximum window access- ensuring bright, airy interiors. Originally designed in classic revival style, Del Prado has both ornate Beaux Arts and streamlined Art Deco characteristics- and reflects strongly original owner Sherman "Tecumseh" Cooper's fascination with Native American cultures. Highly detailed plaster and terra cotta ornamentation, intricate balustrades on the grand staircase and promenades, and decorative grilles are a few of the copious architectural elements that brandish the Native American motif. Common spaces wrapped in richly striated marble harken to the natural landscapes of the Midwest.

Renowned for its luxury and ideal locale on the lake and overlooking the park, The Hotel Del Prado attracted many famous visitors, including Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Joe Dimaggio.

With reverence for the original design and as well as an appreciation for contemporary lifestyles, Del Prado's 21st century renovation encompasses the complete restoration of the original architectural details as well as the addition of state-of-the art amenities including the fitness center, universal wi-fi, and a variety of elegant study areas and lounges.

Re-designed units have modern open floor plans to maximize natural light and circulation, and feature high-end finishes such as maple cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances.

Building on its flavorful history, today's Del Prado uniquely combines rich layers of the past with the sleek sophistication of the present.