The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

Chicago, IL Luxury Hotel
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ChainMarriott International Hotels
The Luxury Collection
Total Meeting Space1,500 sq. m
Guest Rooms311
521 North Rush Street
at Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

Chicago, IL Luxury Hotel
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Multiple Dates Available

Need Dates

  • 03/25/201804/02/2018
  • 04/18/201804/22/2018
  • 05/29/201805/31/2018




Top 10 hotels in Chicago in 2016 by Travel + Leisure Top 15 hotels in Illinois by US News in 2017 Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2012 U.S. News Best Hotels #2 of 167 hotels for Business on TripAdvisor Michelin Recommended Property 2011 & 2012


Room Features and Guest Services

  • Concierge Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Room Service
  • View (Ocean or Water)
  • View (Urban)
  • Voicemail Box


  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Gift Shop
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Onsite Security
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • AV Capabilities
  • Business Center
  • VIP Services

Recreational Activities

  • Health Club
  • Spa or Salon

Venue Accessible By

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance Floor
  • Loading Dock
  • Piano
  • Portable Heaters

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space1,500 sq. m
Meeting Rooms15
Largest Room315 sq. m
Second Largest Room302 sq. m

Guest Rooms

Total Guest Rooms311
Doubles (2 Beds)56
Tax Rate17.4%




Local Attractions

Wrigley Field

5 mi. away
Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1913.Located in the residential neighborhood of Lakeview, Wrigley Field sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark (west) and Addison (south) Streets and Waveland (north) and Sheffield (east) Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark contains bars, restaurants and other establishments and is typically referred to as Wrigleyville.
1060 W. Addison Street
Chicago, IL, US 60613

The Chicago Theatre

1 mi. away
The Chicago Theatre is considered one of the country's most beautiful theatres for live entertainment by performing artists and audiences alike.
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL, US 60601

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

2 mi. away
Willis Tower visitors can now enjoy a similar adventure, courtesy of the retractable glass balconies that opened on the building’s 103rd floor earlier this month. Protruding four feet from the building and suspended 1,353-feet, the balconies offer unobstructed views of Chicago and a heart-stopping vista of the street and Chicago River below. Nicknamed "The Ledge," the structures are more like boxes than balconies, actually, with transparent inch-and-a-half-thick walls, floor and ceiling.
233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL, US 60606

The Art Institute of Chicago

1 mi. away
The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 as both a museum and school, first stood on the southwest corner of State and Monroe Streets. It opened on its present site at Michigan Avenue and Adams Street in 1893. Built on rubble from the 1871 Chicago fire, the museum housed a collection of plaster casts and had a visionary purpose: to acquire and exhibit art of all kinds and to conduct programs of education. The collection now encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world, and the school's graduate program is continually ranked as one of the best in the country. Within the next decade, a new complex will continue this process of growth. Museum Hours: Monday–Wednesday, 10:30–5:00 Thursday–Friday, 10:30–9:00 (Free Admission 5:00–9:00) Saturday–Sunday, 10:00–5:00
111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, US 60603

U.S. Cellular Field

6 mi. away
U.S. Cellular Field (formerly Comiskey Park) is a baseball ballpark in Chicago, Illinois. Owned by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, it is the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League.
333 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL, US 60616

Soldier Field

3 mi. away
Soldier Field (formerly Municipal Grant Park Stadium) is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFL's Chicago Bears.
1410 S. Museum Drive
Chicago, IL, US 60605

The United Center

3 mi. away
The United Center, home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls, is the largest arena in the United States. Construction was begun in April of 1992, with the ribbon cutting ceremony being held on August 18, 1994. Since opening, the United Center has hosted over 200 events each year. Some of the events the United Center has been proud to host include the 1996 Democratic National Convention, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, The 3 Tenors, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Great Eight Classic, Illinois College Basketball, and Champions on Ice.
1901 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL, US 60612

Navy Pier

1 mi. away
Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!
600 E. Grand Street
Chicago, IL, US 60611

Distance from Airport

  • 19.31 km from Venue


  • Valet Parking$71.00 / day


Welcome to The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago. Inspired by the 1920’s golden-age of luxury on Michigan Avenue, the juxtaposition of Chicago’s sometimes beautiful, sometimes harsh climate and the landscape against the site’s proximity to luxury flagship retailers, the designers got to work. Every detail of the design was impacted and influenced by the historical and physical context, from a color palette that ties into the city’s seasons, to patterns, finishes, reminiscent of what is referred to as Chicago in the 20’s “A Decade of Luxury” and furniture and lighting details inspired by the proximity to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile of lavish retail. The hotel’s entry is the showcase for replicas of Gwen Lux’s original sculptures. As well, a photo mural of the artist herself – seemingly welcomes guests to her studio. To ensure seamless delineations for guests to work and socialize, the lobby’s linear layout called for thoughtful space planning. Bronze metal screens inspired by the vertical art deco fluting on the building’s façade and built-in furniture groupings create natural meeting spaces and niches. The lobby’s focal point, a commissioned sculpture is a modern nod to the sculptress Gwen Lux. Furniture is adorned by luxurious velvets, leathers and faux furs which adds texture amidst the light blue, green, bronze, grey and black color palette. In the lobby-bar, materials and form continue to draw on luxurious art deco designs and the building’s historic elements - bronze metals, marbles, a brass channeled bar edge, and antiqued mirror. A large metal mesh modern chandelier accents the design like jewelry. The bar seating groups feature tailored designs in velvets, leathers, and nubby wool fabrics with refined brass detailing. The palette shifts to tonal variations of ivory and mink-grey with deep charcoal accents in the guestrooms. Pale peach, pink and deep greens in pillows and blankets are a contrast against the neutral palette. Meant to feel leisure, sophisticated and refined, the rooms juxtapose masculine furnishings and materials with feminine influences in the art and details. A custom mural, influenced by Gwen Lux’s actual carvings serves as a memorable backdrop against the upholstered headboards. Last, but certainly not least, the design team was so inspired by Gwen Lux, that through their influence and recommendation, the hotel now bears her name and is known simply as “The Gwen.”


High Season
Sep 5 – Dec 14
Apr 1 – Jun 27
Shoulder Season
Jul 1 – Sep 4
Low Season
Jan 1 – Mar 31

Cancellation Policy

Individual reservations require a 24-hour advance notice for cancellation. Group reservations and meeting space cancellation policy are based upon contractual agreement.

Additional Information

Awarded as: Top 15 hotels in Illinois by US News in 2017 Chicago is the largest city in the Midwest and the third most populous city in the United States. An epicenter of cultural and architectural marvels, the Windy City offers visitors an urban sanctuary of renowned shopping, fine dining, nightlife, theatres, museums, blues, jazz and more. The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago is centrally located on the Magnificent Mile, putting guests in the heart of the city and steps to countless up-scale boutiques, acclaimed local designers, fine dining, nightlife and numerous other attractions. The hotel offers guests direct enclosed access to The Shops at North Bridge, an eclectic shopping destination, with over 50 enticing shops, featuring: Nordstrom, Boss Hugo Boss, Tommy Bahama, A/X Armani Exchange, White House Black Market, Stuart Weitzman and more. The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago is just a few blocks to additional retailers including Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany's and American Girl Place. South on Michigan Avenue, guests of the Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, and Chicago will enjoy the scenic landscape of Millennium Park, a 24.5-acre park, featuring the work of world renowned architects, planners, artists and designers. Art-minded individuals will revel in the hotel's close proximity to The Field Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago featuring the Modern Wing. At the lakefront, attracts include an extensive biking and walking path, Oak Street Beach, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry.


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