The 285-room Ambassador East opened in 1926. It was a companion to the Ambassador, across the street, which is now a condominium building. The Pump Room followed in 1938 and quickly became a hub for celebrities stopping through town.
At the hotel, A-listers often set up residence. Eunice Kennedy's father, Joseph, held an apartment for her there for when she worked in Chicago as a social worker. The likes of Lana Turner, Doris Day and Helen Hayes were famous residents. Journal Hotels hopes to recapture some of that glory.
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