CHICAGO—Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International will add The Blackstone to its portfolio of more than 100 independent hotels around the world on June 7.
“The Blackstone has found its home as part of Autograph Collection Hotels given its rich history, exceptional design and iconic reputation,” said Julius Robinson, VP and global brand lead, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Our one-of-a-kind hotels are known for providing differentiated, standout guest experiences, and we are thrilled to welcome global travelers and Chicago locals alike to this latest addition to our dynamic portfolio.”
Following the hotel’s large-scale architectural restoration of $139 million in 2008, this multimillion-dollar renovation led by The Gettys Group refreshes the original work of architectural firm Marshall and Fox, highlighting the early 21st century craftsmanship while incorporating technology and modern amenities.
A landmark on the city’s Cultural Mile along Michigan Ave., the interior design carries through to the hotel’s 335 guestrooms and suites, which feature marble accents, new bedding and textiles. Upgraded accommodations up the ante with unobstructed views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan spanning from Navy Pier to Soldier Field.
There are curated art pieces by more than 1,600 local artists placed throughout the hotel, including in the Art Hall, guestrooms and public spaces, as well as woven throughout various guest touchpoints including the bespoke room keys, in-room amenities, and more.
Culinary programming at Mercat a la Planxa fuses age-old flavors from Spain’s Catalan region with a signature twist, while cocktails are served at Mercat Lower Lounge and Timothy’s Hutch.