Conrad Shown the Door; Gwen Is Here to Serve
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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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Quickie: New Stores For North Bridge and Wabash

While in the Shops at North Bridge (520 North Michigan Avenue) today I noticed two stores being built out. First, is the Art of Shaving store, which we mentioned was coming on this blog back in the fall.  It looks like it’s finally coming to fruition, and if it’s anything like the one I visited in San Francisco, it will be quite nice. The other is on the second floor, and called “Teavana” — some kind of...

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