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Welcome to The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

Classic luxury in The Windy City

Unlock the gem of downtown Chicago at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago. Located on Chicago's premier commercial district, our luxury hotel puts you in the city center of Chicago near top attractions including the Navy Pier, House of Blues Chicago and Tribune Tower, as well as the Chicago Riverwalk. Complete a well-rounded workout at our 24-hour fitness center or grab a bite to eat at one of our restaurants, Upstairs at the Gwen and Kostali. Kostali is inspired by coasts of the Mediterranean. With a unique rooftop terrace and over 15,000 square feet of polished event space you can host any social gathering that embodies the classic luxury style of The Windy City. After a exciting night out, sleep among the skyscrapers of Chicago with a stay in our hotel suites featuring a luxury collection bed with a pillowtop mattress and elegant linens. Suite accommodations, including a flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi and complimentary bathrobes, will amplify your stay here in Chicago, Illinois.

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Iconic Chicago Experiences

Enjoy a Moët Moment

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

Elevate Your Stay

In addition to thoughtfully selected in-room amenities, The Gwen offers services to help you connect with your Downtown Chicago surroundings, like complimentary bicycles for easy exploring and tote bags for Magnificent Mile shopping. From artisanal to innovative, our array of amenities and services are worth traveling for.

Discover the Best of Downtown Chicago

The Gwen is a launchpad for all of Chicago’s most iconic sights and experiences, plus an abundance of hidden gems and lesser-known spots for those who like to explore like a local. A stay at The Gwen makes spontaneous possible, with the best of the city just steps away. Explore local attractions for every type of traveler and trip — from sports fanatics to art aficionados and beyond.

Let's Spill the Tea

Tipsy Tea Party

Meet us at Kostali each Saturday & Sunday for our boozy twist on traditional high tea complete with small bites, cocktails and plenty of good ole' gossip for the whole table to enjoy. Upgrade your experience when you visit one of our themed events - with everything from Mean Girls to Singles Ladies, and Sex and The City-inspired parties, you definitely don’t want to miss a Gwen Tipsy Tea Party.

The Gwen Story

A Sculptural Masterpiece

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a sculptural masterpiece, exuding the vintage glamour of Chicago’s 1930s prime with contemporary elegance. The iconic Art Deco-infused facade was meticulously crafted by pioneering sculptress Gwen Lux in the historic McGraw-Hill Building. As spectacular as this storied landmark looks from the city’s bustling streets, it’s all the more enchanting inside.

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Commitment to Clean

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Absolute Artistry Meets Unmatched Comfort

Rooms & Suites

Each one of The Gwen’s guest rooms and suites epitomizes the glamour of Chicago in the 1930s.

Furry Travel Companions Welcomed

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

We welcome four-legged guests up to 40lbs to wind down in Chicago. Additional fee applies and includes food, use of a dog bed and a bowl, please call the hotel directly for more details.

King Guest Room

Spaces Designed to Inspire

Gather and Celebrate at The Gwen

Seamlessly combining work and play, our unrivalled hospitality and over 15,000 square feet of vintage-inspired spaces will transform your event — whatever the occasion — from moment to memory.

Meeting room with tables and chairs set in classroom style.
Ballroom set for a meeting with rows of tables and chairs set with apples at each table.
Pre function area with tables set with candles and green plants as centerpieces.
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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

521 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60611

Tel: +1 312-645-1500
Distance from Property: 12.1 Miles
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Distance from Property: 18 Miles
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Bus Station

Grey Hound

Subway Station

Union Station

Red Line - Corner of Grand and State Streets

A Stay at The Gwen makes Spontaneous Possible

With enclosed access to The Shops at North Bridge — six sprawling, chic blocks of upscale shopping and dining — and a quick walk or ride from every main attraction, The Gwen is an energizing destination for your next trip to the Windy City.


The MUSE Hotel Awards
The MUSE Hotel Awards

Property Details


Fitness Center

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Coffee/Tea

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Minimum Age to Check In: 21

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

Maximum Pet Weight: 75lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 1

Parking Valet

Daily: $75

Additional Parking Information

Electronic car stations are self-park only.

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards


Concierge desk service

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Bosnian, Spanish, Indonesian, Chinese

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 312-645-1500

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Closed Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago