A Historic Chicago Hotel
Since 1910, The Blackstone has attracted celebrities, socialites, and politicians. Appropriately named “The Hotel of Presidents,” this historic Chicago hotel has hosted several heads of state, from Teddy Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter. The Astors, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts were also frequent visitors, as were such revered icons as Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, and Rudolph Valentino. The hotel also had a notorious streak, favored by legendary mob bosses “Lucky” Luciano and Al Capone.
Despite the hotel’s years of being shuttered after a failed attempt to turn the building into a premier condominium complex, The Blackstone was revamped and reborn in the new millennium, evolving into one of the most admired hotels in Chicago, Illinois. View the Blackstone’s timeline below.