THE BLACKSTONE INVITES GUESTS TO RIDE THE RAILS IN STYLE WITH $10,000 THE BLACKSTONE BY TRAIN PACKAGE
The Blackstone By Train: On The Rocks and On The Tracks celebrates the Hotel’s Grand Opening as an Autograph Collection Hotel
(Chicago, IL –: In celebration of The Blackstone, Autograph Collection (636 S. Michigan Ave.) joining the diverse and distinguished portfolio of Autograph Collection Hotels, the iconic Chicago hotel invites Chicagoans and visitors to ride the rails in style aboard a privately chartered CTA car with The Blackstone By Train: On the Rocks and On the Tracks grand opening package.
Inspired by the hotel’s namesake Timothy Blackstone, a 19th-century railroad executive and president of the Union Stock Yards, The Blackstone By Train package is a VIP experience where guests can charter a private CTA rail car across the city. The Blackstone, Chicago’s landmark of hospitality first opened in 1910, brings the prestige of train travel in Chicago back to life as the ‘L’ celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
Upon booking the experience, guests have the opportunity to create a customized itinerary of stops along their desired “L” train line for a party of up to 20 people for the ultimate Chicago crawl across the city’s skyline. The exclusive experience continues with a one-night stay in the renowned Suite of Presidents where guests can walk in the footsteps of some of the nation’s famed presidential figures, including Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, while taking in the suite’s sweeping, unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, Grant Park, the Museum Campus, and beyond.
The Blackstone By Train: On the Rocks and On the Tracks offer includes:
· The Blackstone branded flask along with a bottle of KOVAL Distillery’s whiskey from The Blackstone’s hand-selected batch
· A private soiree in The Blackstone’s most illustrious suite, the Suite of Presidents, for up to 20 guests featuring craft cocktails and small bites
· A departure cocktail in the lobby at Timothy’s Hutch, a new addition following the hotel’s renovation, for guests to enjoy before boarding the private train car
· A private CTA railcar charter and customized itinerary for up to 20 people across Chicago
· One-night stay for two guests in The Blackstone’s Suite of Presidents
The package is available through Saturday, September 2, 2017 for $10,000 per night with a required booking window of two weeks in advance of the intended charter date. Call The Blackstone at 312-447-0955 to reserve this package.
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 Room, 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 Starbucks Cafe 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 new 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 www.theblackstonehotel.com.