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The Unique Design
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Connected to its surroundings, this hotel is woven into the fabric of its locale
STORIED HISTORY ON LAKE MICHIGAN
SINCE OPENING ITS DOORS IN 1910, THIS SOARING BUILDING (THE TALLEST IN CHICAGO AT THE TIME) HAS HOSTED 12 CONSECUTIVE US PRESIDENTS, MOVIE STARS, AND NOTORIOUS GANGSTERS. A 2017 RENOVATION CELEBRATES THIS ECLECTIC HISTORY. NOW, GUESTS FIND PERIOD DÉCOR – LIKE AN OLD-FASHIONED TYPEWRITER IN THE LOBBY FOR GUESTS’ USE AND A BARBER’S CHAIR FROM THE TIME OF AL CAPONE – ALONGSIDE FRESH, MODERN FURNISHINGS.
Despite this rich heritage, the Blackstone is far from being simply a line on the National Register of Historic Places. Here guests and local alike mingle over cocktails at Timothy’s Hutch lobby lounge and the 1600 CLUB, savor authentic Catalan cuisine at Mercat a la Planxa, and stroll the Art Hall, the hotel’s own gallery featuring rotating exhibits of contemporary work. But one thing that remains unchanged after more than a century? The spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park from the hotel’s 335 guest rooms.
Located on a stretch of Michigan Avenue recently christened “The Cultural Mile,” there’s no shortage of distractions outside the Beaux-Arts walls of the hotel, either. Guests are only minutes away from everything The Loop has to offer: Grant Park, Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, Buddy Guy’s Legends blues bar, the Auditorium Theatre, and more.
636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States