"Stay In the Black" With $99 Rooms at The Blackstone Chicago
We thought we knew all of the hotels in Chicago, but apparently we didn't spend enough time indulging The Untouchables fantasies in the South Loop, as The Blackstone has just hit upon our radar because of their $99 room deal.
Aptly named the "Stay In the Black" deal, The Blackstone will have $99 rooms available through April 30 in celebration of their 99th Anniversary. Since their grand opening way back in 1910, when they threw a "splash and a society gala honoring opera legend Enrico Caruso," The Blackstone has played host to luminaries as well as served as a set for movies like My Best Friend's Wedding and The Color of Money, and, yes, The Untouchables.
If you're heading to Chi-town this spring and are tempted by the deal, it's worth noting that the hotel only looks its age on the outside; inside, she's just come through a $128 million-dollar renovation, complete with technology updates like iHomes and internet and design touches like peekaboo glass showers. Next time we drop into Chicago, no matter where we're staying, we'll definitely be swinging by The Blackstone's "English Room" a former library transplanted from a 17th century castle. Take that, The Drake!
[Photo: Blackstone Hotel Chicago]