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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. For press inquiries, please reach out to Jaclyn Webb and Brian Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) at Wagstaff.
Out and About: Blackstone Chicago
Swanky Retreats highlights The Blackstone Hotel in their Out and About feature.
CS Modern Luxury Magazine Luxe List
The Blackstone was included in CS Magazine's Luxe List: "Best Hotel to Find The Next Kerry James Marshall"
Best Boutique Hotels for Design Lovers 2018
House Method ranks The Blackstone, which features one of Chicago’s most striking interiors and iconic façade, sits on Chicago’s Cultural Mile.
2018 Readers' Choice Awards: The Top Hotels in Chicago
The Blackstone was voted a Top Chicago Hotel in Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, ranking number 17.
Travel Weekly 2018 Magellan Awards
The Blackstone’s website was recognized as a 2018 Magellan Award Silver winner for Website Design and Technology.
Travel + Leisure Top 10 Chicago Hotels
Respondents also applauded the Blackstone, which joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection in 2017, for its $12 million refresh. The original crown molding and brass elevators sit well with the new art collection displaying more than 1,600 pieces by local artists.
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.
A Top 10 Most Insta-Worthy Hotel
The Blackstone has been named one of the most "insta-worthy" hotels in Chicago by Refinery29.
The Best Downtown Chicago Hotels in the Loop
The Blackstone was included in TimeOut Chicago's roundup of best downtown Chicago hotels in the loop.
Artsy Chicago Spots for Creatives to Find Their Muse
"Though it’s no longer the tallest hotel, The Blackstone still reigns, possessing a regalness that is both aged and ageless. Perhaps, because it’s aesthetics can be described as historic with contemporary touches." - Arniecea Johnson with UrbanMatter
17 Hotel Lobbies Even Locals Should Visit
A round-up of the most stylish and unique hotel lobbies in Chicago, including The Blackstone!
The Blackstone Hotel: Storied History in the Chicago Loop
Known as the “Hotel of Presidents,” The Blackstone Hotel was the tallest building in Chicago when first built in 1910.
Walk in the Footsteps of Presidents at These Hotels
"Nicknamed the “Hotel of Presidents,” The Blackstone has strong ties to our country’s leaders having hosted 12 U.S. presidents."
Al Capone’s Chicago: 5 Existing Sites He Actually Knew
Learn about Al Capone's top hangouts in Chicago, including The Blackstone.
Take a Look at These Historic Hotels in Chicago
Chicago has a few historic hotels, upholding its stature through eras upon eras. Some have been built, destroyed, and built again. All have housed presidents, stars, and athletics. Never do they cease, and always do they remain a significant pillar of Chicago.
Tales of The Blackstone Hotel in Chicago
Capone's hideout, a presidential smoke-filled room, and Hollywood royalty
KOVAL Distillery and The Blackstone Hotel Teamed Up for Chicago’s Coolest Tour
Mathew Powers with Chilled Magazine shares the cool collaboration between two Chicago icons: The Blackstone Hotel and KOVAL Distillery.
A Stay at The Blackstone Hotel
Read about Style Chic's stay at The Blackstone.
The Ultimate Anniversary Weekend in Chicago
Read about Style Chic's ultimate anniversary weekend in Chicago, including a stay at The Blackstone!
Local Love – Stephanie & Dane at The Blackstone Hotel
"High school sweethearts Stephanie & Dane sealed their commitment with a beautiful wedding at The Blackstone Hotel."
11 Extravagant Travel Experiences for 2019 Curated by The Blackstone, Chicago
Luxury Travel Magazine showcases The Blackstone Hotel's extravagant guide to the 2018 holiday season.
The Blackstone - Chicago, IL
"An updated classic, with an interesting past and convenient location, The Blackstone is a great option for those looking for a historic hotel with modern conveniences."
24 Hotel Room Amenities That Are So Wonderfully Extra
Ramsey Qubein with Bustle notes The Blackstone's typewriter amenity option as one of the most unique in-room amenities around the world.
4 Chicago Hotels with Museum-Worthy Art Pieces
Learn about The Blackstone's museum-worthy design.
The Most Romantic Christmas Destinations
Lindsay Cohn with Brides ranks Chicago as a top romantic Christmas destination, mentioning The Blackstone as a cozy choice for accommodations!
25 Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in Chicago
Pup approved! VacationIdea includes The Blackstone in its round-up of dog-friendly hotels in Chicago/.
Our 18 Favorite Chicago Hotels, And The Best Use Case For Each
Claire Young with InsideHook highlights The Blackstone's impressive art collection.
The Blackstone Unveils Exclusive Holiday Gift Guide
Steve Grasso with Recommend highlights The Blackstone's Over-The-Top Holiday Gift for 2018.
The 10 Current Hotel Interior Design by Gettys Group to Inspire You
"...the interior design renovation of The Blackstone Hotel quickly brought a new perspective to reflect its new place in Marriott’s Autograph Collection." - BB Contract
16 Downtown Hotels Packed With Chicago History
From boutique mansions to historic renovations, The Blackstone is an influential landmark with years of stories to tell.
8 Historic U.S. Hotels That Will Take You Back in Time
The Beaux-Arts beauty has played host to a dozen Presidents, notorious mobsters, and Hollywood stars.
City Guide: Traveling High in Chicago
This landmark hotel is located on The Cultural Mile. It’s a throwback to the city’s legendary past, celebrating its history and culture but not overlooking the small details that make a hotel stay comfortable.
The Bijou Guide to Historic Chicago: The Blackstone Hotel
Not only was the service impeccable, but the story behind this hotel is that of resilience, art, and a deep rooted history in Chicago.
11 Luxury Hotels Where Famous Historical Events Took Place
"Aptly nicknamed the Hotel of Presidents, this historic Chicago lodging has welcomed 12 U.S. presidents, along with a host of scandalous political activity, Mafia happenings, and movie productions."
Lemon Blonde's Chicago City Guide
The Blackstone Hotel holds so much rich history, yet doesn't feel dated. The luxurious hotel has modern touches and newly updated rooms- just wait til you see the marble bathrooms!
The Ultimate Weekend in Chicago
Take on the Ultimate Chicago Weekend. Read about Karina's tips for a perfect getaway!
The Blackstone Hotel: Where Design and Destination Meet
A nostalgic staycation - learn about Please, Do Tell's experience at the historic Blackstone Hotel.
The Two Cities You Need to Explore for the Ultimate American Experience
"Boasting views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park...everything is within walking distance..."
Eat Do Sleep Chicago
Sleep at The Blackstone for your Chicago stay. See why Lavish Being added us to their list!
48 Hours in Chicago: The Ultimate Two-Day Guide
Plan your two day getaway! Writer Amelia Walker gives the run-down on what to do in Chicago, including a stay at The Blackstone.
Dream Double Act on a Hot Musical Tour of Chicago and Detroit
Immerse yourself in music during your Chicago adventures.
A Day at The Blackstone
Experience a day with us, through Photographer Paul Aparicio's camera lense.
Chicago Elegance: The Blackstone Hotel
Akasha Garnier writes about her visit to The Blackstone Hotel.
Chicago Architecture Tour: The Historic Hotels of South Michigan Avenue
Writer John C. Thomas takes a tour of the historic hotels on the Cultural Mile.
Chicago in the Summer: My Kind of Town
Chicago is the perfect summer getaway, especially with a stay at The Blackstone! Kelsey Olgetree with Vie Magazine has the low down on how to enjoy a summer stay to the fullest.
My Modern Met's Art + Culture Guide to Chicago
Learn about My Modern Met's guide to Chicago, including a stay at The Blackstone.
Secret Chicago: 40 Hidden Gems
Learn about Chicago's hidden gems, including The Blackstone's historic Barbershop room.
Max Grinnell on Jazz, Showcased
"My Chicago musical education began on September 24, 1994. It was then I stepped into Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase, located immediately off the lobby inside the Blackstone Hotel at the corner of Balbo and Michigan in the South Loop...."
The Ultimate List of Non-Touristy Things To Do in Chicago
Hang like a local at Blackstone Beats, plus more tips for Chicago's non-touristy spots.
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.
The Blackstone Hotel's Presidential Architecture and History
The Blackstone Hotel’s classical detailing typified early 20th Century architecture.
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.
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.
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 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.