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August 17, 2016updated Dec 20, 2023

Unlock the Keys to the City at The Peninsula Chicago

By Chris Boyle


By Tenley Satre

Unlock the best of the city at The Peninsula Chicago. Situated in the heart of Chicago’s ‘Magnificent Mile’ you will find the city’s most stately and technologically sophisticated hotel. In celebration of The Peninsula Chicago’s 15-year anniversary, the five-star hotel reimagined the guest experience. The 74 spacious suites set a new bar for luxury accommodations; with rich hues, Pratesi linens, beautiful wood finishes and cutting-edge technology. In-room tablets, available in 11 languages, allow guests to fully control the experience, including features like the temperature and curtains, as well as the entertainment and hotel services.

Every suite also features a hand-embroidered silk chrysanthemum art wall, created by David Qian. Each piece took David and his team over 300 hours to embroider, and are a nod to both the Asian heritage of the hotel, and Chicago, as the chrysanthemum is the official flower of the city. Similar to the art, the hotel is a mix of both Far East graciousness and Midwest hospitality.

Make sure to visit the Peninsula Spa to truly relax and unwind. The Jade Hot Stone Ceremony treatment is an exclusive to the property and is not to be missed. Energy-grounding techniques and acupressure are combined with a hot jade stones massage to release tension.

Elite Traveler Tip: Take part in the Keys to the City program; 15 curated experiences that are only available to guests of The Peninsula Chicago. We recommend the culinary experience at Grace, a three-Michelin-star restaurant and number 40 on Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants 2016. The night begins with a private tour of the restaurant and wine cellar, followed by a lesson in the kitchen alongside Chef Duffy. After an incredible evening out, return to The Peninsula for a cocktail on the terrace with stunning city views.

The Peninsula Chicago is located at 108 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611, +1 312 337 2888,

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