Inspired by the storied history of Chicago’s grand hotels, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an art deco haven wrapped in twenty-first-century amenities. Located in the landmarked McGraw-Hill building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the hotel gets its name from Gwen Lux, the renowned twentieth-century female sculptor who designed and crafted the mythological stone bas relief sculptures on the façade of the historic building. Her presence can be felt throughout the hotel – from its guest rooms and lobby to its event and meeting spaces, all of which provide an elegant experience filled with 1930s extravagance and subdued sophistication. Each guest room has an imitation of Gwen Lux’s zodiac sign.
The Gwen features 311 guest rooms and 34 suites. The guest rooms’ ample living spaces feature 65-inch flat-screen HDTVs, executive desks, and Luxury Collection Signature beds complemented with bespoke Frette linens. Robust technology is found throughout each guest room, including complimentary wireless internet, multipurpose charging stations, and Bluetooth speakers. Molton Brown bath amenities and plush bathrobes and slippers are in every room. In addition, all king-bed rooms come standard with a large soaking tub and adjacent glass-enclosed steam shower.