The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago | December 21, 2017
(CHICAGO; December 21, 2017)— Chicago's The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel is proud to welcome Matt Jergens as Executive Chef. Previously of the The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston, Chef Jergens brings over six years of luxury hotel culinary experience. Chef Jergens revamps The Gwen's food and beverage program with a modern takes on classic dishes such as the Grilled Skirt Steak with green beans, fried green plantains, chimichurri, lime crème fraiche; and the Pan Roasted Salmon with roasted mushrooms, snow peas, bok choy, warm miso vinaigrette. Additionally, Chef Jergens introduces the first weekend brunch menu ...
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Completes Full Renovation Including Guestrooms, Suites and Public Spaces
The Gwen | May 8, 2017
(CHICAGO, IL; May 8, 2017) — The Gwen (521 N. Rush St.), a Luxury Collection Hotel, today announces the completion of the hotel's full renovation; revealing newly designed guestrooms, suites and public spaces. Paying homage to pioneer Chicago sculptor Gwen Lux, The Gwen's new rooms and public spaces provide guests an elegant art deco experience filled with 1930's extravagance and subdued sophistication. "The Gwen takes guests back to the golden era of travel in Chicago," said Director of Sales and Marketing, Marcus Cornelious. "Our new rooms add a new inviting and distinctive element to guests' travel experience. The updates provi...
The Gwen | December 27, 2016
(CHICAGO, IL; December 27, 2016) — The Gwen (521 N. Rush St.), a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago, today announces the start of its guest room renovation to elicit the inspiration of the hotel's namesake, famed Chicago sculptress Gwen Lux, and the spirit of the hotel's guiding design principle of 1930's era glamour. Housed in the former McGraw-Hill building, The Gwen is in the heart of downtown Chicago, overlooking Michigan Avenue on Rush Street, providing downtown views and access to the city's top attractions just outside its doors. The newest member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts' prestigious group The Luxury Collection, The Gw...
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago Appoints Marcus Cornelious to Director of Sales and Marketing
The Gwen | October 19, 2016
CHICAGO, IL; October 18, 2016) — The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago, (521 N. Rush St.) announces the appointment of Marcus Cornelious as Director of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. Bringing a decade of hospitality experience to the position, Cornelious will oversee all aspects of sales, catering, and marketing of the 311-room hotel on the Magnificent Mile, as well as its 15,000 square-feet of meeting and event space, Circa restaurant and lounge, and the hotel's outdoor terrace, Upstairs at The Gwen. The role at The Gwen allows Cornelious to return to Chicago, where he launched his career, and continue his ten...
DiamondRock Hospitality Company | September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015 - CHICAGO, IL. - DiamondRock Hospitality Co., Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts proudly announce the appointment of Kim Corrigan as General Manager of The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago. Bringing more than 30 years of hospitality experience to the role, Ms. Corrigan will be overseeing all aspects - from operations to revenue strategy to sales and marketing - of the 300-room Magnificent Mile hotel, the first in Chicago to join Starwood's prestigious brand, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. "Kim's extensive expertise and leadership, combined with her person...
DiamondRock Hospitality Company | September 1, 2015
CHICAGO, Ill. – September 1, 2015 – Following the conversion of the hotel formerly known as Conrad Chicago, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago will debut today offering unparalleled luxury and personalized service in a prime downtown Chicago location with direct access to the upscale boutiques along the Magnificent Mile shopping district. Owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Company and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, The Gwen marks the first hotel in Chicago as part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts' The Luxury Collection brand. "We are delighted to debut The Luxury Collection in Chicago in this ideal downtown locati...
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