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Centrally located on Michigan Avenue – together with The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the Magnificent Mile – The Blackstone is within convenient distance of the must-see attractions and best things to do in Chicago. Explore Chicago events and happenings to experience the best Chicago has to offer.

Open House Chicago

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Open House Chicago

From Saturday, October 19, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019 October 19, 2019 October 20, 2019 The Blackstone

Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to more than 250 buildings throughout the city at Open House Chicago. From hidden gems to architectural marvels, tour the buildings you've always dreamt of seeing from the inside. Open House Chicago is a free public event. 

The Blackstone will be participating in Open House Chicago on Sunday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by opening the Crystal Ballroom to the public. See the iconic lobby and breathtaking Crystal Ballroom in person. Learn more at

Join us for complimentary tastings with KOVAL Distilltery on Sunday, October 20th from from 1 - 5 p.m in the ballroom foyer.

Re-opened on Chicago's Cultural Mile in 2008, The Blackstone celebrates its history with a clever and contemporary attitude. Established in 2008, KOVAL is Chicago's first distillery since Prohibition and one of America’s leading small batch, independent spirit manufacturers. The Blackstone and KOVAL came together to create a hand-selected Bourbon for hotel.Try The Blackstone bourbon and other spirits by KOVAL during your Open House Chicago visit. Must be 21+. Attendees will be required to show identification.

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