Ep.13> The Blackstone Renaissance

The Blackstone w/Absinthe Tasting > 636 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA

The Blackstone Renaissance – Chicago’s Finest

So… Since following my blog many of you have asked ‘Where am I staying…. ?’ Right now I am staying at the world-famous Blackstone Renaissance here in Chicago. First opened in 1910 it’s now celebrating its 100th birthday. A beautifully stunning historical building which was once closed and once lost many major articles. They even found their lobby chandelier out on the streets of Chicago when renovating. Thankfully it is now restored back to its original glory and is still boasting its original attention to detail.

This luxury hotel is a perfect example of how old and new design can work in perfect harmony.

During my stay here I took part in some absinthe tasting… you’ll have to watch the clip to see my reaction…


(All photographs taken by Matthew Comer unless otherwise stated. Portraits of Matthew courtesy of Leah Mitchell. Music courtesy of Me Vs Hero)

Next post > Lou Mitchell’s Diner

Previous Posts >

Ep.1> Day 1> Welcome to Chicago / Mercadito
Ep.2> Day 1> The Second City
Ep.3> Day 2> Breakfast at Ina’s
Ep.4> Day 2> The T-Shirt Deli
Ep.5> Day 2> Manchester United are in Chicago
Ep.6> Day 2> Transformers 3
Ep.7> Day 2> Cloud Gate aka The Bean

Ep.8> Day 2> The Crown Fountain
Ep.9> Day 2> The John Hancock Observatory! with Lavazza
Ep.10> Day 2> Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Ep.11> Day 2> Navy Pier
Ep.12> Day 2>
Hard Rock Café

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