Any big city is bound to be full of beautiful hotels. Chicago is no exception, however, how many hotels can boast not only gorgeous appointments and great service, but also a storied past?
That would be The Blackstone, a recently renovated 100 year old gem in the South Loop. Once the site of crime conventions, the origin of the phrase "smoke filled room", and Al Capone's favorite barbershop, these days the only gangsters to be seen are hanging in the art gallery - subjects of the "Outlaw" exhibit by graffiti artist Kaves.
Let's review: we have 1) a quintessential Chicago past, 2) "they don't make them like they used to" architecture, 3) modern luxury brought to you by Marriott Renaissance, 4) a unique art gallery, and 5) a great location. Wouldn't you like to stay in such palatial surroundings? You can, for free! Sign up for The Shaker, my new monthly newsletter. Anyone who signs up between now and Friday, April 30th is entered to win one night at The Blackstone (tommy gun not included).
What's in The Shaker?
- Cocktail of the Month
- "A Whispered Aside" (a little hostess tip)
- Interesting books, CDs, etc. that currently have my attention
- Second City Soiree Sneak Peak (what's coming up on the site)
The Shaker will be delivered on the first Monday of the Month, and is full of content not found on the main site.
Sign up for The Shaker and be entered to win a night at The Blackstone! Contest ends April 30th. Winner announced Monday, May 3rd. Good luck!