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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

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Interests: Business, Tourism, Nightlife, Urban
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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago
521 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Overview

Perfectly situated in the heart of the Windy City, The Gwen is located on the Magnificent Mile in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building. The reimagined icon is adorned with panels created in 1928 by sculptress Gwen Lux, the hotel's namesake. Embracing her artistic spirit, the 300-room hotel, featuring 34 suites, also celebrates the energy and glamour of Chicago in the 1930s.


From fine linens to deep-soaking tubs, the spacious, non-smoking guestrooms at The Gwen are a worthy home-away-from-home in downtown Chicago. The 300-room hotel features 34 suites, including some featuring beautiful terraces overlooking Michigan Avenue.

A wide array of amenities enhance the experience for all guests. Enjoy the use of plush bathrobes and slippers to make your 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 Bose surround sound system, a Keurig brewing system, and an in-room safe.

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In its bar, restaurant, and seasonal rooftop terrace, The Gwen is proud to showcase the cuisine of Executive Chef Joseph Rose, who has crafted a modern American menu, enhanced by Asian and Mediterranean influences that celebrates seasonality. To capture the spirit of the Art Deco era, The Gwen features a cocktail menu highlighting classic libations from the 1930s, such as the Gin Rickey, Mint Julep, and Tom Collins, as well as its signature cocktail, The Urban Buzz.


Contemporary with an artistic soul, The Gwen, Chicago is a reimagined icon that exudes timeless style and elegance. The hotel is the ideal venue for intimate affairs, elegant festivities for hundreds, and every event in between. From the delicate Swarovski chandeliers in our Skyline Room to the open-air magnificence of the intimate Grand Terrace Suite, the details of The Gwen's wedding venues appeal to those seeking exciting flair for their special day. Behind-the-scenes magic will be created by our talented catering and culinary teams to ensure perfection for you and your guests.

Meetings & Events

The Gwen offers spacious and elegant options for your Chicago event which are sure to meet, if not exceed, the needs of your next conference or special occasion. An assortment of exceptional state-of-the-art amenities and thoughtful details ensure your next Chicago conference or meeting is both memorable and seamlessly executed.

Perfectly situated in the heart of the Windy City, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy the best of the city from outside its doors. Located on the beloved Magnificent Mile, the hotel provides enviable proximity to premier shopping, world-class dining, and exciting entertainment and cultural hotspots. Just steps from The Loop, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago also provides easy access to downtown's bustling businesses.

Amenities & Activities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • ATM/Bank
  • Air Conditioned
  • Babysitting or Child Care
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Concierge Services
  • Elevators
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
  • Maid Service
  • Microwave
  • Pets Allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant on site
  • Rollaway Beds Available
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Self parking
  • Shopping Mall/Area
  • Telephone
  • Valet parking
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Work Desk w/Lamp

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