Blackstone Hotel

The Blackstone is a Chicago icon, a Classical Revival Beaux Arts masterpiece best known for playing host to 12 U.S. presidents. In years past, the hotel has also hosted foreign dignitaries and is known as the location of Chicago gangster Al Capone’s barbershop, located below street level in a barbershop lounge that still remains today.

  • Client

    Sage Hospitality

  • Location

    Chicago, IL

  • Size

    332 hotel rooms and suites

  • Status

    Completed, 2008

The terracotta and brick exterior was fully restored along with the renovation of the entire interior space, including a new layout for each floor. Beneath the portholes and landing lights of the mansard roof, the hotel beckons with new boardrooms and luxury suites.

The creative spirit of the hotel is brought to life through uniquely curated art pieces by more than 1,600 local artists placed throughout the hotel, including in the Art Hall, guest rooms and public spaces, and woven through various guest touchpoints including the bespoke room keys, in-room amenities, and more. The hotel honors its illustrious history through Back in the Day books available in each room, encouraging guests to create their own history while staying at the hotel.

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