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The (Renaissance) Blackstone Hotel
636 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605 


          Picture17            blackstone entrance
          Picture23            Art Hall 1

        Blackstone hotel outside 3 

Please reserve your hotel room early to assure accommodations in the host hotel and enjoy the group rate of $249 plus taxes. All reservations will be handled through Great Time Tours - miriam@great-time-tours.com. 1-847-882-8881.


The Blackstone Hotel

636 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605  USA 
Phone:  1-312-787-2200
URL:  http://www.blackstonerenaissance.com/
Group Rate:  $249 plus tax


Great Time Tours will organize all hotel room night reservations at the special clock rate for Bubble Conference attendees.  

In a city filled with icons, the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is a landmark destination with an epic past, contemporary luxury and one very impressive art collection. This Michigan Avenue hotel encompasses 23 stories of Classic Revival Beaux-Arts architecture overlooking Grant Park/Millennium Park, with unobstructed views of Chicago’s nearby lakefront. Unwind in one of the 332 individually-designed guest rooms or suites. Explore the flavors of Catalonia at our award-winning restaurant, and walk in the footsteps of presidents, sports legends, movie stars and the notorious figures who once made The Blackstone their Chicago address of choice. The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago is more than a just hotel, it’s an unforgettable Chicago experience.

Located in The Loop, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Columbia College Chicago and Grant Park. Art Institute of Chicago and Buckingham Fountain are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a business center.

Room Amenities

All 332 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find WiFi, wired Internet, and room service.

Available Rooms Rate Per Night  Available Dates   
Deluxe King $249.00  10/01/2017 - 10/09/2017   

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Great Time Tours (GTT) handles all hotel reservations and confirmations for the conference, and will assist with any of your travel needs. Submit your information online during the registration process or contact GTT directly, attention to Miriam or Lisa, at miriam@great-time-tours.com, phone 1-847-882-8881.

Complete the Faculty registration online process early with your travel information. Your flight plans must be handled by Great Time Tours (GTT).

GTT will contact you to confirm your preferences and needs before booking your flights. Contact Miriam Levinson or Lisa Padulek at Great Time Tours if any questions regarding this process: miriam@great-time-tours.com, Phone is 847-882-8881.