Conrad Chicago Getting Ready to Roll Out the Welcome Mat
Jul12

Conrad Chicago Getting Ready to Roll Out the Welcome Mat

The mad scramble to squeeze as many hotels into downtown Chicago as possible continues with a return visit from Hilton’s Conrad brand. There used to be a Conrad in the former McGraw-Hill Building at 520 North Michigan Avenue.  That building is now part of the Shops at North Bridge complex, and the hotel goes by the name of The Gwen. The second iteration of the Conrad flag will be at 101 East Erie Street, formerly the DraftFCB...

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Conrad Shown the Door; Gwen Is Here to Serve
Sep30

Conrad Shown the Door; Gwen Is Here to Serve

You know the Conrad Chicago Hotel in the old McGraw Hill building at 520 North Michigan Avenue?  Yeah, that doesn’t exist anymore.  Instead, say “hello” to Gwen. Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago is the new and unnecessarily cumbersome name for the hotel that used to be the Conrad, which used to be the Le Meridian, and the Hotel 21 before that. The name “Gwen” is at least a nod to the...

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