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(CHICAGO; June 12, 2018) — Sage Hospitality, one of the leading hotel management and investment companies in the country, today announces the appointment of Caryn Granzow to director of sales and marketing of The Blackstone. Granzow brings nearly a decade of experience to the position having held a variety of hotel sales leadership roles within the Chicago market.

“I’m excited to continue my hospitality career in Chicago with The Blackstone,” says Granzow. “The hotel has so many stories to tell, and I couldn’t have asked for a more talented and creative team to help bring these narratives to life for our guests.”

In her new role, Granzow will be responsible for leading all sales and marketing efforts throughout the 335-room hotel. Granzow previously held the same position at Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile. In addition, she oversaw seven directors of sales and marketing at Kokua Hospitality properties as the regional director and was part of the conversion team for Conrad Chicago from Le Meridian Chicago. Granzow’s sales and marketing portfolio also includes Chicago properties under Hyatt and Starwood.

A graduate of Drake University, Granzow majored and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in economics before launching her career in hospitality in 1996 at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.

For more information on The Blackstone call 312.447.0955 or visit, and follow The Blackstone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

Located in the heart of the city's Cultural Mile and adjacent to the world class Millennium Park, The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, features 335 stylish downtown Chicago hotel rooms and suites, including the famed Suite of Presidents and Smoke-Filled Suite, 19,670 square feet of event space, including the lavishly restored Crystal Ballroom, and upgraded fitness club. The hotel also features an innovative collection of over 1,600 original artworks, primarily by Chicago artists, on permanent display throughout the guest-rooms, Art Hall and public spaces lending a decidedly contemporary twist to the ambiance of the hotel. A street-level market with outdoor seating serves hotel guests, the local business community and neighborhood residents. Sage Restaurant Group operates the popular independent Spanish restaurant at the Michigan Avenue entrance, Mercat a la Planxa, offering modern Catalan cuisine. New to the hotel with the completion of the 2017 renovation, Timothy’s Hutch anchors a nostalgic cocktail program in the hotel’s lobby. The 1600 CLUB, The Blackstone’s concierge lounge, is unveiled just steps down from the first floor lobby featuring artwork and décor which gives a nod to the property’s former name “The Hotel of Presidents”. For more information or to make a reservation, call 312-447-0955 or visit

Contact: Jessica Levine or Lisa Rodriguez or / 312.471.6737

About Sage Hospitality

Denver-based Sage Hospitality was founded in 1984 and since continues to lead the hospitality industry in hotel and restaurant management as well as real estate investment. Sage Hospitality is known for outstanding relationships with hotel brands and creating places that people want to go to, not through, including ten unique restaurant concepts by Sage Restaurant Group and independent luxury properties by Sage Hotels. To learn more about Sage, visit

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