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More Than a Century of Extraordinary


The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is a luxury downtown Chicago hotel with stories to tell.

Decades after opening in 1910, the Blackstone was a destination for the rich, famous — and sometimes the infamous. Learn more.

Shuttered in 1999, the hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, and reopened in 2008 following a painstaking $128 million, top-to-bottom renovation. The property has since undergone an additional interior design enhancement. The result is all the comfort and sophistication of a world-class contemporary hotel against a backdrop of rich, historic architecture.

The Blackstone can accommodate whatever brings you to Chicago. Each of our 332 guest rooms and suites is unique — ensuring no experience here is ever the same. We also offer 11,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space, a fully-equipped fitness center, business center, and award-winning dining. Learn more about our Hotel Services.

The Blackstone is located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park/Millennium Park and just blocks from the lakefront. The Art Institute of Chicago, the “Loop” theater and financial district, “Magnificent Mile” shopping, the museum campus, and more are all minutes away. Nearby public transportation stops make it easy to explore further.

The Blackstone was once known as “The Hotel of Presidents” because presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter stayed here.

When President Truman would stay at the Blackstone, he made a habit of coming down to the lobby with a glass of bourbon to play piano.

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