Peninsula Hotel Chicago

The Peninsula Hotel Chicago is proudly located on the “Magnificent Mile.” The “Magnificent Mile” is an essential Chicago experience when planning to visit one of North America’s favorite cities. This area covers a 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from the banks of the Chicago River to the south. It extends to Oak Street in the north and stretches east to the lakefront and its home to the best luxury hotels chicago.

This area is an incredible showcase of style, flavor, entertainment, and fun. It is home to more than 406 stores, 275 restaurants, and 60 hotels and you can find an endless array of entertainment and attractions. Those who know Chicago say that there is an indulgence for every customer on the “Magnificent Mile.” Located on Lake Michigan, Chicago is one of the largest cities in America.

It is fondly referred to as the “Windy City” due to the winds that blow of the lake. It is famed for its bold architecture and its famous skyline that includes the iconic John Hancock Center and the neo-gothic Tribune Tower. Within the “Magnificent Mile,” there is one Chicago hotel that stands head and shoulders above the rest – The Peninsula Chicago.

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Peninsula Hotel Chicago

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The Peninsula Hotel Chicago

In his position as a judge for the Luxury Travel Guide Antonio Cuellar nominated The Peninsula Chicago. The grand opening of The Peninsula Chicago was in 2001 and it has received numerous accolades since this time. These have included the prestigious Forbes Five Star and the AAA Five Diamond Awards for the last nine consecutive years.

Some other awards that the hotel has received is the number one rating for a Chicago Hotel by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler named the hotel the ‘Number Two Hotel in United States’ for 2010. The Zagat Survey awarded The Peninsula Chicago the title of best hotel in the United States.

The Peninsula Chicago is the city’s most luxurious and sophisticated hotel. It is well-known for its incredible service;  a combination of Far Eastern elegance and Midwestern hospitality. In 2016 this Chicago hotel underwent extensive renovations which included all its 331 guest rooms and suites.  At the completion of these improvements, the Peninsula Chicago became a world leader in technology. All guest rooms now provide the world’s most advanced in-room technology. Along with incredible technology, guests of the Peninsula Chicago can enjoy exclusive new guest experiences.

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These experiences are made possible through the Peninsula Chicago’s program, ‘Keys to the City.’  This program is only available to guests of the Peninsula Hotel Chicago and as a result, guests can take advantage of unique Chicago experiences. The Peninsula Chicago’s room key opens the door to a luxurious guest room and also provides access to exclusive city experiences.

Regarding dining The Peninsula Hotel Chicago offers some of the best experiences in the city and is home to some of the best restaurants in Chicago. This luxury hotels chicago is home to three award-winning restaurants, a sophisticated lobby bar, and the property is known for exceptional dining.

At The Peninsula Hotel Chicago, guests can enjoy health and fitness on entirely new levels. The hotel’s elegant Spa and Wellness facility encompasses the entire 19th & 20th floors of the hotel. Guests can indulge in a range of luxurious Asian-inspired treatments. Alternatively, you can work out at the State-of-the-art Fitness Centre or swim in the half-Olympic length swimming pool.

This Peninsula Spa is famous for its 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Chicago skyline. At the Peninsula Chicago, there is the option to hold sophisticated weddings, events, and conferences. Home to over 11,250 square feet of function space, the Peninsula Chicago has been host to an incredible array of events.

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Peninsula Hotel Chicago

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Accommodation at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago

This hotel offers some of the most advanced guest rooms in the world since recently having an extensive renovation. The hotel is famous for providing rooms with comprehensive in-room technology. This signature technology is part of the Peninsula brand and is the first of its kind in America.

Combined with technology, is a sophisticated design that provides guests with every imaginable luxury. Designer Bill Rooney wanted to create rooms with a contemporary design and cosmopolitan feel. He wanted the feel of the rooms to be in keeping with the Peninsula’s prime Chicago location.

Mr. Rooney took inspiration from luxury yachts, therefore the interior design of the rooms includes beautiful wood finishes and luxurious leathers. He wanted to create guest spaces that had a sense of purpose and where everything has its place. The result is guest rooms that have an opulence and elegance befitting the status of the top Chicago hotel.

The 74 newly redesigned suites of The Peninsula showcase custom artwork influenced by Chicago’s rich artistic culture. Each suite features a hand-embroidered silk chrysanthemum art wall and hand-painted artisan glass elements. Naturally, all rooms include the Peninsula’s signature technology. All essential functions and entertainment are now available in 11 languages.

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Dining at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago

In Chicago, The Peninsula Chicago provides some of the best dining experiences in the city. This Chicago hotel is a must-visit destination for those who enjoy dining at only the best places. Dining at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago is nothing short of exceptional.

It is home to three award-winning restaurants known for incredible cuisine and outstanding service. There is the international cuisine of the Lobby where guests can dine in an atmosphere of understated elegance. At the Pierrot Gourmet on offer is classic European fare. Guests can dine outdoors in the sunshine on bustling Rush Street. Here, colorful flowers surround the tables and the atmosphere is one of casual elegance.

At the Shanghai Terrace, guests can travel to the Far East with incredible Chinese cuisine. The Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap and guests can select from an extensive listing of wines or enjoy Champagne by the glass.  There is an extensive selection of rare whiskeys and premium cocktails and a famous selection of Martini’s

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Each year Hotel photographer Antonio Cuellar is asked to nominate different properties for the Luxury Travel Guide. Antonio had little hesitation in selecting the Peninsula Chicago. This property delivers a luxurious and unique experience to its guests and it provides sumptuous and luxurious surrounds with incredible service. Its in-room technology is in keeping with the expectations of the modern-day guest. The Peninsula Chicago is not just about sophisticated hotel rooms. It also offers the guests an encounter with luxury that will stay with them long after they have departed.

The Peninsula Chicago is a sophisticated luxury hotels Chicago that has ushered in a new era of sophistication.

For more information, please visit the website of Peninsula Chicago

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Antonio Cuellar is a commercial photographer who specializes in capturing the architecture and lifestyle of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts.