The Mark

A Storied Past with A Modern Outlook

The Blackstone embraces its epic history with a contemporary attitude.

The Blackstone hotel is appropriately located on Chicago’s Culture Mile where it has served as a choice destination for the likes of Al Capone, Charles “Lucky” Luciano, and 12 consecutive United States Presidents (Taft to Carter) since opening in 1910.

A visit to this landmark proves history is still very much alive. Spot antique barbershop seats, notable faces in unexpected places, and a working typewriter from 1910 that you’ll want to write home about.

And, if the mood strikes – the hotel offers a wealth of knowledge on some of the best jazz recommendations in the city (a genre with a history and importance to Chicago all its own).

Swing by, won’t you?