The fresh, bright feel of The Peninsula’s Chicago hotel makes it the discerning first choice in a city renowned for its imaginative architecture and design. Its central location contributes to it being the ideal base from which to delve into the surrounding city streets. However, with two floors of the hotel entirely dedicated to a wellness spa as well as the lure of the highly-acclaimed Chinese cuisine at the hotel’s Shanghai Terrace calling your name, we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t feel the need to leave the hotel’s doors.
With the bustling shoppers on Michigan Avenue on one side and sunset cityscape views on the other, The Peninsula has the best of Chicago at its fingertips. Make sure to visit Millennium Park, Navy Pier, 360 CHICAGO’s observatory at John Hancock, and The Art institute of Chicago for your cultural fix – all only a few moments walk away.
Stay in some of Chicago’s most spacious accommodations and enjoy the stylistic influences of the hotel’s French Deco public spaces, and a nod to Lake Michigan and the Chicago River in your guest room or suite. Visitors can feel at home with the new room design and the revolutionary technology, including the introduction of tablet technology in 11 languages, complimentary local and long distance Internet calls and Wi-Fi, 55” TV’s in guest rooms and 65” TV’s in suites, PressReader (complimentary access to more than 4,000 international publications), as well as “PenCities,” (an up-to-the-moment online city guide). A beautiful bronze sculpture by Jean Jacques Porret, a Chicago-based artist, was commissioned in every room, as well as a hand-crafted floral art wall by artist David Qian featuring the official flower of Chicago and also one of the four “noble flowers” of Asia, the chrysanthemum.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Few pleasures in life beat settling down by the crackling fireplace of The Peninsula’s richly atmospheric Bar. With quiet nooks for conversation, tall leather bar stools and seductive hues in earthy tones to perfectly complement the modern lithographs by famous Swiss-French artist Le Corbusie; this place epitomises the taste and comfort of Chicago’s finest hotel.