The hotel is within close walking distance of the best of Chicago's shopping and city attractions, and features an award-winning spa as well as restaurants including the Shanghai Terrace and The Lobby. The balance of a far eastern elegance and mid-western hospitality makes this hotel a welcoming base from which to explore Chicago.
Suites embody a high standard of luxury, décor and amenities whilst still maintaining the all-important home-away-from-home feel. New for 2015, all the rooms have been refurbished and are freshly decorated in cream and blues hues as well as featuring multiple ipads. All rooms have fabulous views of the city, whether that is of Michigan Avenue, the Shopping district or Rush Street.
The hotel has a wide choice of dining venues. Guests can opt to eat at the number one Chinese restaurant in Chicago on the Shanghai Terrace which has a 1930s' feel to it. The five-star Lobby Restaurant serves contemporary American style food, traditional afternoon tea and a delicious Sunday brunch. The well-lit dining room is often accompanied by live music and has a children’s menu. The Terrace a wonderful spot to enjoy a drink or two and a light meal whilst admiring the panoramic city views.
If you want something at street level then the Pierrot Gourmet street scene café will be to your taste. The art-nouveau décor, open fireplace and wide choice of cocktails, cognacs and port create a relaxing environment at the end of the day.
The Spa at The Peninsula has been rated ‘America’s Healthiest Hotel’ by the Health Magazine. Its menu of luxurious body and skin care treatments suit all needs. If you are looking for something more active, the state of the art fitness suite allows you to work out whilst admiring Lake Michigan from the floor to ceiling windows. A variety of weekly classes and personal training sessions are also on offer. The 25 metre heated indoor pool and outdoor sundeck’s views of the city provide a striking backdrop for a leisurely swim or to read a book.