The Blackstone was once the glamorous hotel of choice of movie stars, sports legends, royalty and Presidents; the quintessential destination for Chicago-bound celebrities. Today, the Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel is a legend reborn--delighting guests with its unique ability to bridge the past and present in a way that only Renaissance can, with a dynamic mix of historic architecture, innovative modern design, cutting-edge technology and an endless sense of discovery. A recent 128 million renovation of the celebrated Beaux-Arts building makes this downtown South Loop destination a superb choice for today's Chicago-bound travelers as well. Both business and leisure travelers will savor a lobby full of unique spaces to socialize, work and relax, along with Mercat a la Planxa, the restaurant serving Catalan cuisine in a stunning Mediterranean setting. Guests, too, will enjoy the hotel's magnificently renovated 328 guest rooms and four suites, each imaginatively designed to blend luxurious styling and state-of-the-art conveniences.