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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 our rooftop restaurant, Upstairs at the Gwen. 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

Put your pinky down grandma, this is Gwen Tipsy Tea! Complete with a live DJ and even livelier libations, experience our high energy, boozy twist on traditional high tea. Featuring a rotating selection of tea towers, a la carte dining options and bottomless boozy (and spirit-free) tea selections, a Gwen Tipsy Tea Party is the perfect excuse to sip, savor and spill the tea every Saturday. Upgrade your experience when you visit one of our themed events.

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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Events Calendar

We are thrilled to be your premier destination for discovering the vibrant and dynamic happenings in the heart of the Windy City. Nestled in the iconic Magnificent Mile, The Gwen Hotel embodies the essence of Chicago's cultural richness and urban energy. Whether you're a guest staying at our luxurious hotel or a local seeking the city's pulse, our Events Calendar is your gateway to an array of captivating experiences. From art exhibitions to live music, culinary delights, and exclusive hotel events, The Gwen Hotel Chicago has curated diverse activities to cater to every taste and interest. Our city never sleeps, and neither does the excitement that awaits you within our carefully curated calendar.

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

An Array of Amenities

Daily Destination Fee

Take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities throughout your stay as part of our hotel's daily destination fee. Enjoy a house made treat from Pastry Chef Karianne and refreshing selections at our beverage station upon check-in. Shop 'til you drop with direct access to The Shops at North Bridge featuring over 50 world-class retailers. Feeling adventurous? Explore the city with complimentary bikes and road maps then take your visit to new heights with one complimentary ticket to 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck, and more! Inquire at the front desk for a full list of inclusions to enhance your Windy City escape.

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.

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The Gwen Boardroom
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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
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.


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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago