The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago

521 North Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
5 Star Downtown Hotel in Cook County
41.8912568-87.6253654

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Local Attractions

Located on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago. Attached to Shops at North bridge and Nordstrom.

Verified Reviews of The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Exceeded my Expectations."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I expected this to be a luxury hotel with very good service, but my expectation for this visit were exceeded by this hotel and staff. The staff was always engaging and trying to find ways to make the stay even better, always very polite and respectful. The property was very well maintained and did provide the luxury that I was expecting and then some, with a large bathroom, in room safe and a very comfortable bed. I would recommend this property to anyone I know. Regards, Larry Wadler.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 06 to Thu Aug 08 2019 at a $377.58 average nightly rate.
"Lovely hotel, felt a bit nickel and dimed."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We booked The Gwen as the primary guest hotel for my son's wedding. It is a BEAUTIFUL place with clean rooms, spacious bathrooms (although I don't understand why toilet area is not sectioned off from rest of the huge bathroom seems really odd). Guest staff was wonderful (front desk, valet, etc.). They allowed our friends to stay until 4pm when their flight was delayed by half a day, which I thought was greatl. On the down side, as I was spending thousands of dollars on two suites and also brought in thousands of additional dollars through guest rooms booked, I was disappointed that I could not get my parking comped ($75/night!), that I was charged $4 per goodie bag delivery to guest rooms and that when I asked for a space for a brief meeting of bridal party to discuss ceremony (no food needed, no special set up just space), I was told I could get space for a $550 fee. We ended up convening in the lobby, which worked just fine. I accidentally left my laptop and Kindle in the nightstand drawer and The Gwen was great about holding it safely for me until I could get back there and retrieve it. Overall I'd give it a high rating. my only negative is the nickel and dim ing on the items I described.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
21-May-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu May 16 to Sun May 19 2019 at a $279.00 group rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 959 guest reviews

Property Description

Perfectly situated in the heart of the Windy City, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago is located on the Magnificent Mile in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building.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 34 suites, also celebrates the energy and glamour of Chicago in the 1930s.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 12
Rooms: 311
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Suites: 34
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 11 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 30921 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 12PM -2AM
Pool Info: NA
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 Hour Cancellation
Nightly Parking: 71
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 17.40%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 48.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 45.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 62.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 58.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 125.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 120.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 20.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 20.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • ATM
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Dinner available
  • Elevator
  • Fitness and health center
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Valet Parking

Airport & Shuttle Information

Midway 11 Miles/O'Hare 17 Miles

Local Shuttle Info: NA

Pet Friendly?

Yes! Pets are allowed.
we allow pets under 25 pounds. $75 per stay

Parking Info

Valet $71 nightly

Internet / WiFI

Free Basic WIFI

Previously known as:
The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Chicago , The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel

Group vs. Individual Rates at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago

Rate fluctuations of The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago

The graph above is trends of room rates for both our group rates and the lowest online individual prices our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was placed. The best group/meeting rate displayed is 64.6% in the month of October 2018 and the highest average individual rate is $732 in the month of October 2018. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago.

Feel free to use the The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Chicago event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
The Grand Salon 117 x 28 x 8 3268160/200--108--------/--290350--
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The Grand Salon

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
3268 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
117 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Photo of The Grand Salon
The Grand Salon North 59 x 25 x 8 166080/100--48--------/--140180--
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The Grand Salon North

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1660 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
59 x 25 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
The Grand Salon South 58 x 28 x 8 160880/100--48--------/--140180--
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The Grand Salon South

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1608 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
58 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
The Gallery Ballroom 77 x 44 x 10 3388160/200--180--------/--320255--
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The Gallery Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3388 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
77 x 44 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Impressionist Boardroom 16 x 30 x 7 480--/----------13--/--------
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Impressionist Boardroom

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
480 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
16 x 30 x 7 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
The Lounge 22 x 32 x 8 704--/--------------/----60--
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The Lounge

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
704 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
22 x 32 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
6th Floor Pre-Function 43 x 36 x 13 154856/70------------/----130--
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6th Floor Pre-Function

Room Type:
Foyer
Total Size:
1548 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
43 x 36 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
6
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Neoclassical 0 x 0 x 0 754--/--------------/--6055--
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Neoclassical

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
754 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    Art Deco Meeting Room 0 x 0 x 0 704--/--------------/--5027--
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    Art Deco Meeting Room

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    704 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available
      Grand Salon South 0 x 0 x 0 1608--/--------------/--140180--
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      Grand Salon South

      Room Type:
      General Meeting Room
      Total Size:
      1608 Sq. Mi
      Dimensions:
      0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
      Floor Level:
      Natural Light?:
      No
      Obstructions?
      No
      Built In Screens?
      No
      Built In Stage?
      No
      Built In A/V?
      No
      Amenities Available
        Abstract Meeting Room 0 x 0 x 0 1296--/--------------/--11048--
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        Abstract Meeting Room

        Room Type:
        General Meeting Room
        Total Size:
        1296 Sq. Mi
        Dimensions:
        0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
        Floor Level:
        Natural Light?:
        No
        Obstructions?
        No
        Built In Screens?
        No
        Built In Stage?
        No
        Built In A/V?
        No
        Amenities Available
          Gallery Three 0 x 0 x 0 1100--/--------------/--7036--
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          Gallery Three

          Room Type:
          General Meeting Room
          Total Size:
          1100 Sq. Mi
          Dimensions:
          0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
          Floor Level:
          Natural Light?:
          No
          Obstructions?
          No
          Built In Screens?
          No
          Built In Stage?
          No
          Built In A/V?
          No
          Amenities Available
            Gallery One and Two 0 x 0 x 0 2288--/--------------/--200170--
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            Gallery One and Two

            Room Type:
            General Meeting Room
            Total Size:
            2288 Sq. Mi
            Dimensions:
            0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
            Floor Level:
            Natural Light?:
            No
            Obstructions?
            No
            Built In Screens?
            No
            Built In Stage?
            No
            Built In A/V?
            No
            Amenities Available
              Gallery One 0 x 0 x 0 1144--/--------------/----85--
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              Gallery One

              Room Type:
              General Meeting Room
              Total Size:
              1144 Sq. Mi
              Dimensions:
              0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
              Floor Level:
              Natural Light?:
              No
              Obstructions?
              No
              Built In Screens?
              No
              Built In Stage?
              No
              Built In A/V?
              No
              Amenities Available
                Renaissance 0 x 0 x 0 1441--/--------------/--110130--
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                Renaissance

                Room Type:
                General Meeting Room
                Total Size:
                1441 Sq. Mi
                Dimensions:
                0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
                Floor Level:
                Natural Light?:
                No
                Obstructions?
                No
                Built In Screens?
                No
                Built In Stage?
                No
                Built In A/V?
                No
                Amenities Available
                  Art Nouveau Meeting Room 0 x 0 x 0 666--/--------------/--5027--
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                  Art Nouveau Meeting Room

                  Room Type:
                  General Meeting Room
                  Total Size:
                  666 Sq. Mi
                  Dimensions:
                  0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
                  Floor Level:
                  Natural Light?:
                  No
                  Obstructions?
                  No
                  Built In Screens?
                  No
                  Built In Stage?
                  No
                  Built In A/V?
                  No
                  Amenities Available
                    Gallery Two and Three 0 x 0 x 0 2244--/--------------/--20055--
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                    Gallery Two and Three

                    Room Type:
                    General Meeting Room
                    Total Size:
                    2244 Sq. Mi
                    Dimensions:
                    0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
                    Floor Level:
                    Natural Light?:
                    No
                    Obstructions?
                    No
                    Built In Screens?
                    No
                    Built In Stage?
                    No
                    Built In A/V?
                    No
                    Amenities Available
                      Grand Salon North 0 x 0 x 0 1660--/--------------/--14038--
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                      Grand Salon North

                      Room Type:
                      General Meeting Room
                      Total Size:
                      1660 Sq. Mi
                      Dimensions:
                      0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
                      Floor Level:
                      Natural Light?:
                      No
                      Obstructions?
                      No
                      Built In Screens?
                      No
                      Built In Stage?
                      No
                      Built In A/V?
                      No
                      Amenities Available
                        Gallery Two 0 x 0 x 0 1144--/--------------/--8533--
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                        Gallery Two

                        Room Type:
                        General Meeting Room
                        Total Size:
                        1144 Sq. Mi
                        Dimensions:
                        0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
                        Floor Level:
                        Natural Light?:
                        No
                        Obstructions?
                        No
                        Built In Screens?
                        No
                        Built In Stage?
                        No
                        Built In A/V?
                        No
                        Amenities Available
                          Realism Meeting Room 0 x 0 x 0 636--/--------------/--5627--
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                          Realism Meeting Room

                          Room Type:
                          General Meeting Room
                          Total Size:
                          636 Sq. Mi
                          Dimensions:
                          0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
                          Floor Level:
                          Natural Light?:
                          No
                          Obstructions?
                          No
                          Built In Screens?
                          No
                          Built In Stage?
                          No
                          Built In A/V?
                          No
                          Amenities Available
                            Grand Salon Pre-Function 0 x 0 x 0 1580--/--------------/----75--
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                            Grand Salon Pre-Function

                            Room Type:
                            General Meeting Room
                            Total Size:
                            1580 Sq. Mi
                            Dimensions:
                            0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
                            Floor Level:
                            Natural Light?:
                            No
                            Obstructions?
                            No
                            Built In Screens?
                            No
                            Built In Stage?
                            No
                            Built In A/V?
                            No
                            Amenities Available

                              FAQs about The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago

                              What time is check in?

                              Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

                              What time is check out?

                              Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

                              How many rooms does The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago have?

                              There are 311 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

                              Is there any meeting space at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago?

                              Yes, they have 11 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

                              What parking is available at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago?

                              Valet $71 nightly Parking was ok, according to 56%. For 100%, parking prices were too high.

                              How much does internet cost?

                              Free Basic WIFI

                              Is there a gym at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago?

                              Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

                              Is there room service at The Gwen a Luxury Collection Hotel Michigan Avenue Chicago?

                              Yes. Room service could have been improved. Most guests complained about the room service.

                              Is there valet service?

                              Yes. Great valet service. Most guests were impressed by the valet service.

                              Is there shopping nearby?

                              Yes. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas. Great shopping. Most guests liked the proximity to shopping.

                              Is there a WiFi internet?

                              Yes. Awkward wifi connection. Free wifi. Wifi quality could be improved. Most guests said the wifi quality was bad.

                              Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

                              Yes. Kitchenette needs more attention. Almost all guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette.

                              Is there a bar?

                              Yes. Good bar service. Lovely bar service, according to 100%.

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