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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 (jwebb@wagstaffmktg.com; brian@wagstaffmktg.com) at Wagstaff.

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Out and About: Blackstone Chicago

Swanky Retreats highlights The Blackstone Hotel in their Out and About feature.

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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"

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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. 

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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.

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Travel Weekly 2018 Magellan Awards

The Blackstone’s website was recognized as a 2018 Magellan Award Silver winner for Website Design and Technology.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Top 25

The Blackstone has been named Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice for Top 25 Hotels in Chicago.

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A Top 10 Most Insta-Worthy Hotel

The Blackstone has been named one of the most "insta-worthy" hotels in Chicago by Refinery29.

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It's Not Too Late for a Summer Staycation in Chicago

Plan your summer staycation in Chicago. Stay at The Blackstone and see Hamilton: The Exhibition.

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Local Love - Allie & Matthew at The Blackstone Hotel

Saying "I do" to this local love story at The Blackstone Hotel.

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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.

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Explore These 7 Wonders of the Windy City

Stay at The Blackstone and explore Chicago's 7 wonders.

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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

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Hearting Our Art at The Blackstone

Priya from Outside Suburbia and her daughter stayed at The Blackstone for a girls getaway weekend, including experiencing the Heart Our Package.

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17 Hotel Lobbies Even Locals Should Visit

A round-up of the most stylish and unique hotel lobbies in Chicago, including The Blackstone!

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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.

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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."

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Al Capone’s Chicago: 5 Existing Sites He Actually Knew

Learn about Al Capone's top hangouts in Chicago, including The Blackstone.

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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.

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Tales of The Blackstone Hotel in Chicago

Capone's hideout, a presidential smoke-filled room, and Hollywood royalty

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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.

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A Stay at The Blackstone Hotel

Read about Style Chic's stay at The Blackstone.

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The Ultimate Anniversary Weekend in Chicago

Read about Style Chic's ultimate anniversary weekend in Chicago, including a stay at The Blackstone!

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Local Love – Stephanie & Dane at The Blackstone Hotel

"High school sweethearts Stephanie & Dane sealed their commitment with a beautiful wedding at The Blackstone Hotel."

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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.

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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."

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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.

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4 Chicago Hotels with Museum-Worthy Art Pieces

Learn about The Blackstone's museum-worthy design.

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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!

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25 Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in Chicago

Pup approved! VacationIdea includes The Blackstone in its round-up of dog-friendly hotels in Chicago/.

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Our 18 Favorite Chicago Hotels, And The Best Use Case For Each

Claire Young with InsideHook highlights The Blackstone's impressive art collection.

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The Blackstone Unveils Exclusive Holiday Gift Guide

Steve Grasso with Recommend highlights The Blackstone's Over-The-Top Holiday Gift for 2018.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Gilded Glam

Learn about blogger Julz Chez' photo session with Portrait Artist Ann Latinovich, in honor of the John Singer Sargent & Chicago's Gilded Age exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago this past summer.

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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."

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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!

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The Ultimate Weekend in Chicago

Take on the Ultimate Chicago Weekend. Read about Karina's tips for a perfect getaway!

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The Blackstone Hotel: Where Design and Destination Meet

A nostalgic staycation - learn about Please, Do Tell's experience at the historic Blackstone Hotel.

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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..."

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Eat Do Sleep Chicago

Sleep at The Blackstone for your Chicago stay. See why Lavish Being added us to their list!

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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.

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Dream Double Act on a Hot Musical Tour of Chicago and Detroit

Immerse yourself in music during your Chicago adventures.

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A Day at The Blackstone

Experience a day with us, through Photographer Paul Aparicio's camera lense.

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Chicago Elegance: The Blackstone Hotel

Akasha Garnier writes about her visit to The Blackstone Hotel.

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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.

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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.

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My Modern Met's Art + Culture Guide to Chicago

Learn about My Modern Met's guide to Chicago, including a stay at The Blackstone.

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Secret Chicago: 40 Hidden Gems

Learn about Chicago's hidden gems, including The Blackstone's historic Barbershop room.

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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...."

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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. 

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Michigan Avenue Chicago: Through the decades

Today, the Blackstone is still a stunning hotel example with beautifully decorated rooms and marble bath facilities.

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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."

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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.

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The Blackstone Hotel's Presidential Architecture and History

The Blackstone Hotel’s classical detailing typified early 20th Century architecture.

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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. 

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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.

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South Loop

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Historically Hip Blackstone Hotel

"The Blackstone celebrates its artistic legacy" and epic history with a modern flair.

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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.

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Here’s Where to Stay on Your Next Chicago Trip

Past meets present at The Blackstone Hotel, a must-stay in Chicago.

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Rooms with a View

The best views in Chicago.

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The best Chicago staycation ideas

For a restful staycation, book a stay at the the Blackstone, Autograph Collection in South Loop.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Illinois: Pathway to the Presidency

The Smoke-Filled Room's place in Illinois' Presidential history.

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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"

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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.

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The Blackstone Hotel

History is the only theme needed at this storied Beaux Arts-style hotel, which opened in 1910. 

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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