Updated June 27, 2016
When single tickets for the Chicago engagement of the Broadway smash hit musical “Hamilton” were officially released for sale June 21, the line from the PrivateBank Theatre’s box office wrapped around the block and the ticketmaster website was overwhelmed with the buying frenzy. Ticket prices on the resale market were going for two- and three-times face value (and higher in some instances).
The arrival of “Hamilton” also coincides with the opening of Conrad Chicago (construction is expected to be completed in August). And for quite a few Hamiltons, you can enjoy a high-end show/stay package at the tony hotel.
In collaboration with Broadway in Chicago, the Conrad Chicago is offering a limited number of “Hamilton in Chicago” packages, said Janice Yu-Moran, marketing manager for the hotel. Packages include two tickets to the Dec. 9 (7:30 p.m. show), a one-night stay in a premium suite at the Conrad Chicago, and a dining credit at the hotel’s 20th-floor restaurant, Baptiste & Bottle. The seats are located in the front mezzanine section on the right center side.
The price of the package “depends on which suite is chosen,” Yu-Moran said. As of Thursday morning, there were two types of premium suites still available for the package. Packages start at $3,100 with the “Luxury Corner Suite.” The more expensive “Conrad Suite” option starts at $4,200.
Customers can have dinner and a show with the $150 dining credit included in the package. “Baptiste & Bottle, is the hotel’s classic American restaurant,” Yu-Moran said. It specializes in bourbon and whiskey.
The hotel received enough tickets to put together seven packages, she said. By Thursday morning, only four packages were left.
“We’re trying to get more tickets,” Yu-Moran said. “We plan to release more packages for other dates of the show.”
After the packages are sold out, interested parties can check the website periodically for updates.
The Waldorf Astoria has a “Hamilton” package of its own that went on sale Friday.
Each package includes two front mezzanine tickets to the Oct. 5 performance (7:30 p.m.), said Lynda Simonetti, director of public relations for the hotel. It also includes one night in either the Gold Coast or Luxury Suite and a $200 dining credit for two at the “pop-up concept” restaurant Kitchen at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.
Package pricing varies depending on the suite, but starts at $3,795, Simonetti said.
Packages are going quickly. “Since going on sale, we have a very limited number of packages left,” she said. “We expect to sell out soon.”