The Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection Restored Hotel
As an architectural photographer with an appreciation for architecture, history and impeccably designed décor & interiors, we appreciate the completed restoration & history behind Michigan Avenue’s the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection Restored Hotel. From the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection hotel exterior’s historic renovated building elevation photos, to photography inside the Blackstone hotel, every inch of the renovated modern and eclectic historic hotel, for a traveling Chicago hotel photographer like us, is a dream to photograph. Step inside the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection hotel, or inside any of the handpicked worldwide Marriott International Autograph Collection’s hotels, and be amazed by the design, local lifestyle and extraordinary experience. As preferred hotel photographers in Chicago, for The Blackstone Chicago and Autograph Collection Hotel Corporation, we have toured and captured exterior and room photography inside nearly every space in the interior of the hotel, from the suites, rooms, and glamourous event spaces inside the boutique, regal Chicago Blackstone hotel.
It is easy to fall in love with each of the hundreds of Autograph Collection hotels. Just like inside Chicago’s restored Blackstone Chicago hotel, each Autograph hotel property has a way of staying connected to their geographical surroundings, local cultural & historical roots. This gives guests a bit more of an authentic stay and experience. Inside the Blackstone Hotel Chicago, appreciate the hotel’s refined details of the human touch, evidence of interior hotel designers & visionaries obsessing over every detail, and heartfelt design & emotion providing for an overall in tune sense of place and comfortable stay in Chicago’s South Loop.
Oh, and we stopped in for a Catalan-inspired cocktail and a bite to eat, eating tapas at the Chicago local’s favorite restaurant Mercat a la Planxa on Michigan Avenue, on the street level of the hotel. Highly recommended a visit and taste.
An iconic looking building standing within Chicago’s skyline, the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue high-rise building with brick and limestone facade elevation, stands tall presenting its story of history, glamour, and hospitality for over a century. The Chicago Blackstone Hotel opening day was April 6, 1910. Since the hotel’s opening day, the Blackstone has attracted celebrities, socialites, politicians, travelers to Chicago, business travelers, couples, newlyweds getting married, and more over the past century. The hotel named “The Hotel of Presidents” fits as the historic Chicago hotel proudly has hosted several foreign dignitaries and heads of state, from Teddy Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter. Also hosting various icons from as the Astors, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts, to Lena Horne, Marilyn Monroe, Nat King Cole, Rudolph Valentino, and even visits by the legendary mob bosses “Lucky” Luciano and Al Capone. In 1998, Chicago declared the Blackstone as a historic landmark. However at that time, it was in need of redevelopment and standing in construction despair. Renovation of the historic hotel began in 2006, with the rehab construction completed and a reopening celebration in 2008 celebrating the restored building. The Blackstone most recently had a $139-million hotel architectural restoration in 2008 with the renovation was led by Chicago-based Gettys Group. Restoration of the Blackstone included a refresh to the original work of Chicago architectural firm Marshall and Fox to highlight its early twentieth-century grandeur while incorporating technology and modern amenities.
The restored, historic Blackstone Hotel is located at 636 South Michigan Avenue Chicago and has grand a front lawn as Grant Park. Our hospitality photography in Chicago, started in the South Loop neighborhood for the historic Blackstone hotel, beginning with pictures of the exterior building photographed from across Michigan Avenue. The Blackstone Hotel Chicago Autograph Collection stands amongst the prestigious row of Michigan Avenue hotels (with a neighbor as Hilton Chicago Hotel adjacent over Balbo). The Blackstone Hotel’s rooms and spaces inside the hotel photography are abundant. From luxurious upgraded suites up top of the iconic hotel on the penthouse level, photos inside the Heaven & Sky Suite, Suite of Presidents, and the Smoke Filled Suite to the hotel’s recently renovated modern décor filled 332 guest rooms. Events in Blackstone Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, entertaining in the Art Hall function space, in the English Room, Lower level Barbershop, and the Mayor’s Office boardroom space. Guests and travelers reviews about the Blackstone, Autograph Collection who maintains its historic landmark status and story all the while embracing a luxuriously modern ambiance and fabulous interior decor.
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography is based in Chicago specializing in architectural, luxurious interiors, renovations, hotels, hospitality development, buildings, residential, commercial construction, and more with clients requesting a portfolio of pictures for building promotional projects and marketing photography needs. We have the luxury of photographing numerous of the finest architecturally built, skyscrapers, hotels, resorts, and high-rise buildings in Chicago and Nationwide. Serving photo clients since 2006, contact our architectural photography company team to discuss and schedule your project.
Photography of Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel Skyscraper
Our Chicago hotel building exterior photography shoot of the Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel Skyscraper occurred a few days after the Marriott International Hotel Company first opened the Marriott Marquis’ doors on September 10th. Our architectural photography and Chicago hotel photographer husband & wife company met with our Construction Company client over the Summer to discuss photographing several Chicago area buildings. Our photography company has experience in hotels, hospitality & resort photography in Chicago and beyond. Our client booked not only Chicago hotel photography, but 15 finished construction building photo projects for the company’s marketing department portfolio, press releases, and promotional imagery. The architectural Chicago hotel photography of the Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel need to be timed and scheduling of the photo shoot was in the early Fall season – awaiting the exterior building construction completion.
Our architectural photography company incorporated in 2006 and based in Chicago has photographed hotel additions, hospitality renovations, architecture, and hotel construction photography over the years. The Marriott Marquis hotel is one of the tallest hotel skyscraper in Chicago to be built and during construction has also been called Chicago’s new Mega Hotel. The 1,205 room hotel is currently Chicago’s sixth largest hotel. A modern Chicago hotel with a distinctive blue all glass curtain wall skyscraper hotel construction design. The 40-story structure in Chicago’s South Loop skyline is located near the three corners of MLK Drive, Cermak Road and Prairie Avenue. An array of photos of the new construction hotel were photographed. Photos focused on architectural hotel building images showcasing the hotel property’s full construction. As well as architectural construction details images and photography of the hotel combining in parts of the nearby convention center and arena buildings. The combo of images help to showcase not only hospitality images of the hotel, but also the property’s location adjacent to the Chicago buildings of the McCormick Place Convention Center and Wintrust Arena.
The new Marriott Marquis hotel building is one of the first with completed construction in the South Loop area’s new McCormick Square Development area. A boom of construction is underway in the rapidly-evolving McCormick Square part of town. Design Build construction companies, architects, and developers are changing the South Loop – beginning to redefine Chicago’s overall skyline moving it further to the South. Construction overall is booming in Chicago’s South Loop and is nearing delivery of thousands of new apartments and hotel rooms. This article takes a look at twelve high-rise building projects under construction in Chicago’s South Loop.
Stay tuned for our resorts, hospitality and interior photography section of hotels. Step inside the interior of Chicago’s Marriott Marquis hotel, inside the lobby you’ll find modern luxury finishes, fine interior designed guest rooms, and 44 luxury suites. The luxurious new Chicago hotel features two event ballrooms, signature event space on the 33rd floor offering these striking skyline and photo views of the downtown Chicago skyscrapers and Lake Michigan from on-top of the Marriott Marquis, a state-of-the-art fitness center, club lounge, street-level bar, and easy access to area restaurants, the 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena, famous McCormick Place Convention Center, and the recently renovated historic American Book Company building an addition to the Marquis hotel with meeting spaces – all of which are adjacent and nearby. More conveniences, the Chicago’s Marriott Marquis construction links directly to McCormick Place Convention Center and the adjacent Wintrust Arena via pedestrian walkway bridges.
Marriott Marquis Chicago, and the adjacent 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena opened in the Fall of 2017. Construction of the Marriott Marquis Chicago was by Clark Construction. The Clark Construction Group was the lead member of the design-build joint venture team called Prairie District3 Partners (PD3), partnered with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) whom worked together to deliver the $350 million hotel. The Clark-Led venture with Prairie District3 Partners is comprised of construction partners Clark Construction Group, Bulley & Andrews Construction Firm, LLC, Old Veteran Construction, engineering infrastructure by McKissack & McKissack Midwest, and Powers & Sons Construction Company. Architect and Design partners Goettsch Partners and Moody Nolan with Gensler providing the hotel’s initial design concept and schematic design. Curtain wall, blue glass cladding by Harmon, Inc. Branding & Interiors by Simeone Deary Design Group.
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography are Chicago photographers who photograph buildings, hotels, skyscrapers, luxury, new construction, residential, hospitality, interiors, exteriors, commercial, residential, and more. Contact us about Chicago Architectural Photography. Our photographer team of Ryan and Sarah Miller who’s limits are endless … aerial drone photos and video, skyscraper architectural photos, luxury high-rise condominium photography, 5-star hotel interior photography, boutique hotel, resorts, business plazas, architectural landmarks, lavish estates, commercial properties, industrial skyscrapers, or residential high-rise Chicago buildings.
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