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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

River North

  • Dine-in
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • All-Seasons Patio


521 N. Rush St., Chicago IL 60611

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The Gwen reflects the energy and glamour of 1930s Chicago while offering all of the modern amenities and refinement you would expect from a Luxury Collection Hotel. Located in the landmark McGraw-Hill building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, The Gwen provides the perfect setting to enjoy the best the city has to offer. Our casually elegant dining venues include Kostali, which is inspired by the countries that hug the Mediterranean Sea. Complemented by our exquisite personal service, your stay at The Gwen is sure to dazzle and delight.

A new entry among boutique hotels in downtown Chicago, The Gwen offers 311 newly renovated guestrooms ranging in size from 375 to 425 square feet and suites ranging in size from 475 to 3,000 square feet. Pampering amenities include ultra-lux elegant Frette linens, a luxury collection bed, an in-room safe, flat-screen television, and complimentary WiFi.

Located at 521 North Rush Street between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street and can also be accessed through The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue Walking distance to Loop, Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, and Navy Pier. Located within the renowned Magnificent Mile, The Gwen is steps to over 460 retailers, restaurants, and nightlife venues.

A standout among rooftop terraces & lounges in downtown Chicago, Upstairs at The Gwen focuses on the art of craft cocktails paired with shareable small plate fare and cityscape views from among the Art Deco-infused architecture. Open Year-Round

Kostali offers a transportive coastal experience in the heart of Chicago. Here, we offer cuisine inspired by the great coasts of the Mediterranean, including Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, and Morocco. Kostali is a partnership between The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel with James Beard Award-Winning chef Carrie Nahabedian, along with her cousin, Michael Nahabedian.

Health and Safety

Keyless Entry

24 Hour Occupancy Hold

Single Use Menus

Health & Safety Policy URL View Policy

Health Screening Required-Staff

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Limited Elevator Occupancy

No Contact Services

Arrange Transportation

Wheelchair Accessible



Student Tours

Technical Tours

Incentive Programs

Group Lodging

Group Transfers

Number of Sleeping Rooms 279

Complimentary Local Calls

Complimentary Newspaper


Business Center


Express Check-In/Check-Out

Bell Services

Number of Suites 32

Number of ADA-Compliant Rooms 20

Spa Nearby

In-Room High-Speed Availability Complimentary

Exercise Facility On-site

Luggage Service Fee $8/per room RT

Complimentary Room Policy Varies

In-Room Wi-Fi Availability Complimentary

Total Number of Guest Rooms 311

In-Room iPod Docking Station

Connecting Rooms Available

Number of Smoking Rooms 311

In-room Safe

Room Service

In-Room Iron/Ironing Board

In-room Mini Bar

In-room Coffee Maker

In-Room Hair Dryer

In-Room DVD Player

24-hour Room Service

Number of Kings 201

Number of Double/Doubles 56

Complimentary Policy 50

Motorcoach Parking Off-site

Group Policy

Team Building Programs

Group Capacity 150

Team Building Activities Offered

Minimum Group Number 10

Maximum Room Block 250

Maximum Group Number 300

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 10

Miles from O'Hare Airport 18.0

Miles from Midway Airport 12.0

Miles from Navy Pier

Miles from McCormick Place 3.5




American Express

Late Night





Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site


Concierge Service

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or Fee Complimentary

Self-Parking Available Off-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Airport(s) Served ORD & MDW

Number of Retail Stores

Number of Restaurants On-site 2

Minimum Age 18


Military Discount

AARP Discount

AAA Discount

Buy-out Max Capacity 50

Number of Meeting Rooms 15

Largest Room, Theater Capacity 300

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 300

Largest Room, Classroom Capacity 250

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 200

Largest Room, Ceiling Height 9.5

Largest Room, Max Capacity 3338

Largest Room, Square Footage 3388

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 320

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 255

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 180

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 200

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Video Conferencing Available

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 15000

Max Venue Capacity 904

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity 75

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert) $$$ = $25 - $34


Box Lunches Available

TAG Approved

Mobil Rated

IGLTA Member

AAA Rated


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