What Qualifies a
Property to be TAG Approved?®
Enforce non-discriminatory policies including “sexual orientation.”
Treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.
Provides LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.
Empower customers and employees to be “watchdogs” of its gay and lesbian business practices.
Gives back to their community.
Employs staff who reflect the diversity of their community.
Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
636 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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Number of Rooms: 332
Type of Hotel: Boutique
Discover a downtown Chicago hotel where all are welcome! Those who live a stylish, sophisticated, and savvy lifestyle enjoy the ambiance of the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel. In fact, we’ve been a favorite of movie stars, sports legends, royalty, and presidents since 1910. Interior design buffs will love our French Beaux-Arts architecture, which has been restored to its original grandeur and features over 1,400 contemporary works by local artists. Guest rooms and suites have been furnished with thoughtful touches of whimsy and charm including a personal iHome stereo. Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center, dine at Mercat a la Plaza — celebrity chef Jose Garces’ restaurant — and then let our Navigator help you find the best gay and lesbian places in town from the hotspots in Boystown to funky local nightclubs and bars.