A first look: The Blackstone -- Health, Soldier Field, Chicago ...

After nine years of stagnation and a $128 million renovation, The Blackstone reopened its doors this month. Full Story

United States

#1 Mar 27, 2008
I'm going to sell my plasma now so I can pay for it.
Robert Salm
#2 Mar 27, 2008
I have to say that when I walked by the hotel a couple months ago, the outside of the building looked so fresh and clean that it looked as though it were new construction--not a nick or discoloration anywhere in the terracotta or the bricks. What a wonderful restoration job.

United States

#3 Mar 28, 2008

Wot happened to the Mahareehsi?

Chicago, IL

#4 Mar 29, 2008
I miss the Jazz Showcase at the Blackstone. The best room around. Time to dig up my Joe Williams discs.
Bill D

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 29, 2008
The Blackstone has come a long way... Back in 1948, my parents spent their honeymoon there. After going to bed the first night they were attacked by bedbugs and were quickly moved to another room. My Grandmother worked there as a food checker back in 1910. I am glad to see the tradition of a great hotel lives on in Chicago....

Wuhan, China

#6 Mar 31, 2008
I am very fond of eating

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