Dive In

An Iconic Chicago Hotel

Dive Into Chicago History

The junior Olympic-sized pool at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile on our 14th floor is both a landmark and an engineering marvel. The first pool to be built at its height, it presented a challenge for engineers in 1929, when the hotel was still the Medinah Athletic Club. To hold such a large quantity of water at its height, engineers developed a system similar to the support system used by railroad bridges. The junior Olympic-sized pool is one of the biggest hotel pools in the country, and our pool is also the oldest in the city (and perhaps the most beautiful).


Announcing our new "Dive In Movie" Series:

Every Saturday night, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, join us for a Dive-In Movie featuring classic, kid-friendly summer films set inside their historic indoor pool. Beginning at sunset, guests can grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn and complimentary inflatable floaty before enjoying a full-length feature film projected on the hotel’s 80-foot jumbo screen. Dry seating will also be provided for moviegoers who prefer a spot on solid ground.