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.