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Ignite your inner Explorer

Experiences

Engage with the soul of Chicago at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Located on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue, our downtown hotel is within walking distance to luxury shopping at The Shops of North Bridge and local restaurants on the Magnificent Mile. Enjoy the ultimate night out with great food and live concerts at the amazing House of Blues Chicago or spend a beautiful day exploring the many attractions on the Navy Pier. A tour of the downtown campus of Northwestern University will give you a peek of college life in The Windy City. Venture to all areas of Chicago with our hotel's easy access to the Red Line on the corner of Grand and State Streets. The Gwen, is the ideal destination to create unforgettable memories in downtown Chicago.

Shop Til Your Drop at The Gwen

The Shops at North Bridge

With direct, enclosed access from The Gwen, you can shop til you drop at this sprawling shopping center right in the heart of the Michigan Avenue district. Chicago’s most stylish shopping and dining destination featuring a flagship Nordstrom and more than 50 world-class retailers along with 20 restaurants. Whether you are looking to shop or enjoy a casual lunch, North Bridge is just steps away.

The Best of Breakfast Made Sleep-In Friendly

Each weekend from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, join us at Upstairs at The Gwen for everyone’s favorite midday meal. A snooze-friendly occasion, brunching at The Gwen is complete with sweet and savory day-starting delights and breakfast cocktails. And when the weather is warm, upgrade your experience with a side of sunshine on our open-air terrace with cityscape views.

Sip and Stay Awhile

There are endless spots to “cheers” in Chicago, but happy hour is just a little sweeter at Upstairs at The Gwen, our chic rooftop terrace frequented by guests and locals alike. Sip on craft cocktails, house wine, draft beer, and a selection of light bites to pair — all at special prices. Monday through Thursday, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Aperitivo Hour

Elevate your dining experience and take your taste buds on a Mediterranean adventure every Tuesday-Friday from 5:30-7PM when you join us for Aperitivo Hour. This monthly rotating happy hour series features unique libations and light bites from the coasts that inspire Kostali.

Movies on the Terrace

Celebrate rooftop season in Chicago with craft cocktails, enhanced concession offerings featuring house-made treats and classics on the Terrace at Upstairs at The Gwen.

Tipsy Tea Party

Sip, savor and spill the tea each Saturday and Sunday at Kostali's Gwen Tipsy Tea, our boozy twist on traditional high tea. Enjoy light bites, a la carte brunch options, delicate desserts and more.

Make it a Moët Moment

Grab a split and enjoy a #MoëtMoment at the hotel’s onsite vending machine.

Make the Most of Your Stay in Chicago

Wind Down in the Windy City

There is so much to do in the Windy City. With events for the foodie, local explorer, lovers, family, and more - there is something for everyone at The Gwen. Visit the events calendar to see all of our latest happenings.

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Eat, Drink, Shop and More on Michigan Avenue

The Magnificent Mile

The name isn’t just for show—Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is one of the most iconic shopping areas in the world. Home to a seemingly endless stretch of restaurants and bars, designer boutiques, massive retailers, and iconic architecture—it’s both cosmopolitan and brimming with captivating history.

On-Site Outlets

Fitness Center

Equipped with two Peloton Bikes

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago