Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago

Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, Near North Side 60611
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Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Hotel rooms: 1,217
Timeline
  • December 4, 2008: After several years of darkness the "Marriot" sign on the roof was once again illuminated. It used to be lit all the time, but around 2005 part of it burned out so that it read, "riot" and several months later was turned off entirely.
  • December 9, 2008: The sign once again broke, displaying "M____ot" to the world.
  • December 14, 2008: The "ot" burned out, leaving only a big red M.
  • January 27, 2009: The full "Marriott" marquee was restored.
  • February 11, 2009: The "arri" burned out, leaving only M__ot illuminated.
  • March 6, 2009: The full "Marriott" marquee was restored.
Notes
  • This was formerly the location of the Michigan Square Building, and Diana Court, both considered to be gems of Art Deco architecture. They were designed by Holabird & Root and built in the 1930’s and demolished in 1973.
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