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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

521 Rush Street 
Chicago, IL 60611
USA

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Overview

Named one of the Best Hotels in Chicago 2016 by Travel + Leisure, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel is located on the Magnificent Mile in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building within walking distance to many of Chicago attractions and the Loop. The reimagined icon is adorned with panels created in 1929 by sculptress Gwen Lux, the hotel’s namesake. Embracing her artistic spirit, the 311-room hotel, featuring 32 suites, also celebrates the energy and glamour of Chicago in the 1930s. The Gwen Hotel offers direct enclosed access to The Shops at North Bridge and Nordstrom. The hotel is also in close proximity of some of the finest dining and shopping options that River North District has to offer.

Exclusive SmartNights Amenities

  • Continental Breakfast for up to 2 guests daily in Circa Restaurant and Lounge
  • $50 Food and Beverage credit, per room, per stay

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 311 guestrooms, inclusive of 32 Suites

Superior Guestroom

These 375 square-foot rooms, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, feature king beds or two double queen beds that are fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. The beautifully appointed bathrooms showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, and working desk for more space.

Deluxe Guestroom

These 375 square-foot rooms, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, feature king beds or two double queen beds that are fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. The beautifully appointed bathrooms showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, and working desk for more space.

Grand Deluxe Guestroom

These 425 square-foot rooms, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, feature king beds or two double queen beds that are fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. The beautifully appointed bathrooms showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, and working desk for more space.

Junior Suite

These 475-750 square-foot rooms, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, feature a king bed that are fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. Features a sitting area that is not separated from the bedroom. The beautifully appointed bathrooms showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, Keurig brewing system, and working desk for more space.

Premium Junior Suite

This 3398 square-foot suite, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, features a king bed that is fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. The beautifully appointed bathroom showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, Keurig brewing system and working desk for more space.

Junior Suite Terrace

This 475 square-foot suite, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, features a king bed that is fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. The beautifully appointed bathroom showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, Keurig brewing system and working desk for more space.

King Superior Suites

These 565-840 square-foot suites, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, feature king beds that are fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. Features a separate bedroom off of the main sitting room that consists of Queen Sleeper sofa. The beautifully appointed bathrooms showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, Keurig brewing system and working desk for more space.

King Deluxe Suites

These 765-875 square-foot suites, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, feature king beds that are fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. Features a separate bedroom off of the main sitting room that consists of Queen Sleeper sofa and dining table. The beautifully appointed bathrooms showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, Keurig brewing system and working desk for more space.

Superior King with Terrace Suite

These 920-967 square-foot suites, enhanced by a modern and sleek design, feature king beds that are fitted by extremely comfortable and luxurious Frette linen. Features a separate bedroom off of the main sitting room that consists of Queen Sleeper sofa and dining table. The beautifully appointed bathrooms showcase unique artistic touches and deep soaking tub as well as spacious walk in showers. Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, Keurig brewing system and working desk for more space.

Gwen Lux Suite

The one-of-a-kind 1400 square-foot Terrace Suite showcases an 1100 square-foot private terrace overlooking the Magnificent Mile, offering panoramic views from Lake Michigan to the Chicago River. Ideal for both entertaining and escaping, the two-room suite features one king bed, a separate living room with a pull-out sofa, as well as a bathroom with granite accents and an oversized glass shower. Perfect for entertaining, the suite also features a wet bar area with a customizable refreshment center. Guests of The Gwen can enjoy the use of plush bathrobes and slippers to make their stay more comfortable, as well as additional amenities (Molton Brown amenities, in-room safe, Ipod docking station, 65” flat screen TV’s, Keurig brewing system and working desk for more space.)

Guest Services

24-Hour Room Service

Business Center

Complimentary Wireless (WiFi) Internet

Concierge

Front Desk

Guest Services Team

Housekeeping

Pet-Friendly

Facilities

Bar and Restaurant on Site

Business Center

Fitness Center

Rooftop Terrace

Spa Nearby

DINING

Circa Restaurant and Lounge

Highlighting the rich diversity of American cuisine, Circa Restaurant boasts elegant private dining and Breakfast daily in a space that gives a wink to Chicago’s storied past. Located on the 5th floor, Circa offers a variety of seating options — from cozy banquettes to communal tables — allowing guests to tailor their dining experience. Circa Restaurant also offers private dining rooms, which can be reserved for intimate affairs, special occasions, and events. Take a trip back through the decades in this sleek, newly renovated environment.

Upstairs at The Gwen

Perched on the fifth floor of the landmark McGraw-Hill building, Upstairs at The Gwen focuses on the art of craft cocktails paired with shareable small plate fare, and boasts cityscape views from among the Art Deco-infused architecture of The Gwen.

Attractions

Map / Location

[ Print Directions ]

Travel east on Interstate 90 following signs for the Kennedy Expressway. Take Exit 50B onto Ohio Street. Turn right on Rush Street. The hotel is on the left.

 

Nearby airports: Chicago (ORD)
Distance: 16 miles