Blackstone Hotel Chicago

Client
Sage Hospitality Resources
Scale
330 Guestrooms
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Year Complete
2007

About

Renovation of a dormant historic hotel into a luxury Marriott Renaissance. The new Renaissance Blackstone features guestrooms, historic meeting space, a signature restaurant with sweeping vistas of Grant Park and a street level lounge outdoor café. LLA Architects of Chicago are the Architects of Record.

Design

The Blackstone, considered Chicago’s finest example of a turn-of-the century luxury hotel, was the tallest building in Chicago when built in 1909. The Beaux-Art architectural landmark was named for Timothy Blackstone, President of the Chicago Alton Railway Company, whose mansion had stood on the site. Twelve US Presidents have stayed there, and the “Hotel of Presidents” was declared a Chicago Landmark on April 28, 1998.