If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the culture of Chicago, head to The Gwen for a memorable stay in the heart of the city. Newly renovated to capture its original 1920’s artisan style, The Gwen offers luxury accommodations with a true Chicago feel. Just a few short blocks from Michigan Avenue shopping and countless restaurants, as well as must-see attractions such as Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communication and Millennium park, The Gwen is centrally located for an ideal city getaway. With a first-hand look from one of our Family Travel with Colleen Kelly/Trip Sisters producers, we’ll take you back in time and show you just why The Gwen could be the perfect hotel for your Chicago stay.

With 300 rooms, including 34 sleek and artistically crafted suites, The Gwen also offers a 24 hour fitness center, as well as In-Room Spa Services provided by Windy City Massage. In addition, the deep-soaking tubs will guarantee you a relaxing stay. Connected rooms are also available for those traveling with larger groups. Between the stunning views of Chicago, the interior decorating, and the large, flat-screen TV found in each room, you won’t know where to look!

Whether spending a romantic weekend away with your sweetie, or treating yourself to a fun, girlfriend getaway, The Gwen is an up-and-coming hotspot where the excitement of Chicago is almost tangible. The lobby/lounge offers guests a place to enjoy a cocktail and some easy conversation with a stylish nightclub feel. It’s the hottest spot to kick off your night on the town!

The semi-private alcoves are perfect for couples wanting to cozy up, or a group looking for a place to chat. With most tables in the lounge and lobby accompanied by a full restaurant and bar menu of Upstairs at the Gwen, you can kick back and enjoy a drink, appetizer, dessert, or even a full meal.

Though the lounge is great if you’re looking for a more casual drinking or dining atmosphere, if you’d like a full restaurant experience, head over to The Gwen’s Circa Restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, the Circa Restaurant is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy dining with a classic, Chicago feel, without even leaving the hotel.

At the Circa Restaurant, our Producer’s dinner recommendation is the chicken empanada appetizer, followed by the mushroom ravioli. With its light, buttery sauce, the mushroom ravioli is a delectable taste of Italy, as well as a satisfying vegetarian option.

Where better to enjoy summer in Chicago than on a rooftop terrace with a gorgeous sunset and the city skyline as your backdrop? When you’ve finished with dinner, head outside on The Gwen’s newly opened terrace, the perfect place to sip on your drink and soak up the city life with your friends. This stunning Chicago setting is sure to make for some memories you’ll never forget!

Photo credit: The Gwen Chicago