I was planning a simple overnight stay in order to experience the city for a mini-vacation. I found the Conrad online while doing a search for hotels in the Michigan Ave area. A Sunday night stay is of course cheaper than a Friday or Saturday night stay, which worked perfectly because that was the day that I was staying! The registration process was simple and quick, checking into the hotel was extremely painless and the concierge was eager to assist in any way possible. My room on the 11th floor was big and clean with a wonderful view of the city. The bathroom was also big with a big beautiful shower. I couldn't get enough of this place! I didn't spend a ton of time at the hotel itself due to having a packed schedule, but I did take time to sit at the bar and have a drink. I expected the drinks to be pretty pricey, and a martini was $15. Fortunately, it happened to be the most delicious martini I've ever had and the bartender was a wonderful sweet gal who knew exactly how to make friendly conversation with a stranger.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated in the heart of the Windy City, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago is rooted in the history and heritage of the city's Magnificent Mile, paying homage to the 1930s in both its architecture and ethos. The newest member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts' prestigious group of Luxury Collection Hotels is an artistic icon that exudes timeless style and elegance. Housed within the landmark McGraw-Hill Building, The Gwen features an Art Deco aesthetic amplified by a sculptural façade, famously created by artist Gwen Lux in 1928. The idea of a female artisan making her mark in a predominantly male design city depicts an exciting atmosphere of change. The building has been home to many stories in its illustrious past, and today The Gwen provides the ideal canvas for guests to create their own distinct memories. This 300-room hotel includes 199 King accommodations with separate soaking tubs and showers, 54 Double/Double accommodations, as well as 34 luxurious suites, including some featuring beautiful terraces overlooking Michigan Avenue. The inventory, which averages 380 square feet per guest room, includes rooms that are ADA-accessible. Guests of The Gwen can enjoy the use of plush bathrobes and slippers to make their stay more comfortable, as well as complimentary in-room basic Internet access (wired and wireless), a 42-inch flat screen television with HD stations, a surround sound system, a Keurig brewing system, and an in-room safe. Offering the best of Chicago from right outside its doors, The Gwen is located on the Magnificent Mile, minutes away from premier shopping, world-class dining, and exciting cultural and entertainment hotspots, such as Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Connected to The Shops at North Bridge, The Gwen provides guests with enclosed access to upscale retailers, such as Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, and Stuart Weitzman. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Conrad