The Luxury Collection's first Chicago hotel opened on Tuesday, taking over the former Conrad Chicago.
The hotel, which was developed
out of the historic McGraw-Hill building in 2001, is called the Gwen. The
property was named in honor of Gwen Lux, a pioneering Chicago-born
sculptor whose work has appeared in the McGraw-Hill building as well as New
York’s Radio City Music Hall.
The Art Deco-era property has
300 guestrooms and includes views of the Chicago skyline as well as a restaurant
called the Artist’s Table and almost 15,000 square feet of event space.
The hotel is less than a block
from Chicago’s Maginficent Mile and is connected to the Shops at North Bridge.
The Gwen is owned by owned
DiamondRock Hospitality and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.
This article has been updated to reflect that the Gwen has 300 guestrooms, not 311 as originally stated.