Pressroom for The Blackstone
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Welcome to the pressroom for The Blackstone, where you browse the latest news and articles about our Chicago hotel. From reviews to press releases and beyond, our pressroom will ensure you’re in the know about all the latest happenings at our luxury hotel in downtown Chicago.
The Blackstone Hotel's Presidential Architecture and History
The Blackstone Hotel’s classical detailing typified early 20th Century architecture.
Why Garrett is a Chicago pop(corn) culture icon
"Our partnership with Garrett allows our guests to take a bite of that Chicago pride home with them."
The 14 Best Fireplaces in Chicago
Wind down at Timothy’s Hutch, the new sleek and stylish lounge at The Blackstone Hotel, with a craft cocktail in hand seated in front of a grand fireplace.
The Most Beautiful Hotel in Every State in America
The Blackstone melds early-1900s glamour with a modern flair to create a luxe space led by rich fabrics and inviting colors.
The Best Hotels in Chicago
The best hotels in Chicago have all the amenities you want and more to make your stay worth writing home about.
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Top 25
The Blackstone has been named Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice for Top 25 Hotels in Chicago.
Best Restaurants Near Museum Campus
Mercat a la Planxa ranked among the best restaurants near Chicago's Museum Campus by TripSavvy.
A Top 10 Most Insta-Worthy Hotel
The Blackstone has been named one of the most "insta-worthy" hotels in Chicago by Refinery29.
9 Stylish Boutique Hotels in Chicago
The Blackstone is a historic, grand dame hotel built in 1910, and one of the most popular boutique hotels in Chicago.
These 3 Female GMs Are Changing The Face of Hotel Management
Exclusive feature on The Blackstone's former GM Kim Corrigan. "The women at the helm of top hotels around the world...show little girls – and other women – that they, too, can be General Managers."
Chicago Travel Guide: Where to Eat, Stay, & Play
This historic hotel located right next to Millennium Park, has had many celebrity visitors through out the years from legendary mob boss Al Capone, to Nat King Cole and President Teddy Roosevelt.
Michigan Avenue Chicago: Through the decades
Today, the Blackstone is still a stunning hotel example with beautifully decorated rooms and marble bath facilities.
Eating My Way Through Chicago
"I was greeted with stunning views of the city and Willis Tower through one set of windows and the lakefront through the other."
7 real-life hangouts of some of history's most notorious gangsters
Stomping ground of the notorious Al Capone, Chicago is just as historically significant as New York when it comes to matters of the Mafia.
Welcome to Chicago's The Blackstone Hotel
Base yourself at the historic Blackstone Hotel on the site of the former mansion of businessman and politician Timothy Blackstone, where 12 U.S. presidents have stayed in style.
Hotel Culture: Immerse Yourself in Art
For lovers of fine art, there's nothing quite like visiting an art gallery. Unless you're staying in one, of course.
This magnificent building is close enough to the best tourist sites in Chicago but provides visitors with quality service and a unique and colorful atmosphere.
10 Unique Venues for LGBTQ Weddings in Illinois
Illinois is home to some of the most unique and fanciful LGBTQ-friendly wedding venues in the country.
KOVAL Distillery is a Refined Taste of Chicago
The Blackstone, for example, has its own barrel of Koval on site that contains a whiskey developed exclusively for the hotel.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Hotel Experience
The Blackstone Hotel is the perfect hotel for your va or stay-cation!
Photo Credit: Kelly Price
Where To Stay When Visiting Chicago
Residing in a 100+ year-old building downtown, The Blackstone is as much an art gallery as it is a hotel.
13 Gorgeous and Amazing Hotel Wedding Venues to Say “I Do” At
If glamour is what you want, glamour is what you’ll get at this hotel’s Crystal Ballroom wedding venue.
Bed, Board and Beyond: Hotels Venture Into Entertainment
The newly renovated Blackstone Hotel in Chicago has remade its opulent 1910-vintage lobby into a entertaining and creative space.
7 Creative Hotel Room Features to Improve Your Stay
Hoteliers are getting increasingly smarter about meeting guests' every need with high-tech amenities and benefits.
The Historically Hip Blackstone Hotel
"The Blackstone celebrates its artistic legacy" and epic history with a modern flair.
A new book says there are 111 places not to miss in chicago--and my neighborhood has 6 of them
The infamous Smoke-Filled Room at The Blackstone Hotel is a must-see in Chicago.
Here’s Where to Stay on Your Next Chicago Trip
Past meets present at The Blackstone Hotel, a must-stay in Chicago.
Rooms with a View
The best views in Chicago.
The best Chicago staycation ideas
For a restful staycation, book a stay at the the Blackstone, Autograph Collection in South Loop.
51 Most Beautiful Hotels in the United States
Taking a page from history, this newly renovated hotel compliments its rich historic architecture with forward facing marble accents, luxury bedding, and vibrant colors and patterns.
The Blackstone Hotel’s Amazing Art Collection is Better Than a Museum
With an impressive art collection featuring more than 1,600 contemporary works of art, the luxury hotel continues to create a colorful legacy as a cultural destination in itself.
Luxe Lodgings piece featuring The Blackstone Hotel
This summer, the hotel’s most recent interior design refresh was led by Chicago’s The Gettys Group.
A New Look for a Historic Chicago Hotel's Website
The Blackstone, a historic Chicago property, was looking to revive their online presence and communicate a luxurious experience through a new website.
Interaction & integration: The now—and future—of hotel lobbies
"Communal spaces in hotel lobbies often mirror the hustle and bustle of our daily lives...with guests looking to get out of their rooms and live, work and play in more social environments"
6 Ways to Have a Moms’ Night Out (We’re Talking No Kids!) in Chicago
Head over to The Blackstone Hotel's lounge for a weekly jazz series “Blackstone Beats,” where the locals sip on old fashioned cocktails and snack on vintage food.
The Blackstone Hotel
History is the only theme needed at this storied Beaux Arts-style hotel, which opened in 1910.
Inside “The Hotel of Presidents” in Chicago
When the neoclassical Beaux-Arts-style hotel opened in 1910, it was the tallest building in the city. Now, dwarfed by many newer buildings three times its size, The Blackstone still looms large in the story-telling department.
The Blackstone announces exclusive partnership with Chicago’s Iwan Ries & Co.
In celebration of the hotel’s intrinsically Chicago history and identity, The Blackstone has announced the launch of a new partnership with Iwan Ries & Co., offering hotel guests exclusive access to downtown Chicago’s only smoking lounge.
Around Town Visits The Blackstone Hotel
Located in the heart of the city's Cultural Mile and adjacent to the world class Millennium Park, The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, features 335 stylish downtown Chicago hotel rooms and suites, 19,670 square feet of event space, and upgraded fitness club.
Dining Guide: The Best Restaurants in Chicago
Small plates, Catalan-style, a lively downstairs bar, and an airy two-story dining room are all selling points at Mercat a la Planxa.