I stayed here for a conference. I had stayed in the Peninsula in the Philippines, and that was great, but the Peninsula hotel chain is world famous, especially the one in Hong Kong. I will say that the one here is pretty amazingly luxurious. I would say that it's probably just a slight level above the Ritz Carlton. When you walk into the Peninsula, you feel much more of a personal touch than you do the Ritz. The people are friendly, helpful, and very courteous.
The room--in my opinion--is more luxurious than the Ritz. It is probably more on the level of the Mandarin Oriental, but the MO is just a little more grand. The bedding is super-luxurious. The bathrooms are fantastic--very much like the Wynn or Bellagio in Vegas. The sleep you can get is great. The rooms are totally quiet. In the morning, you don't hear the the staff knocking on the neighbors door with their room key yelling, "Housekeeping!" It's very quiet since the door is very far away from you, and the place is very well insulated.
This hotel is literally steps away from Michigan Avenue, about 2 blocks from the John Hancock tower, so you are in the heart of Chicago. Overall, this is an excellent hotel that is totally luxurious. I would definitely return here if I had the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at Water Tower Park on the "Magnificent Mile," the city’s premier shopping district, The Peninsula Chicago is the city's most luxurious and sophisticated hotel, offering guests all possible amenities and services. The Peninsula Chicago is a proud recipient of the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Award, and was also recently awarded "#1 Large City Hotel In US And Canada" by readers of Travel + Leisure. The Peninsula Chicago's 339 luxurious guestrooms and suites are among the largest in the city and are exquisitely furnished in a contemporary yet classical style, with a state-of-the-art electronic system that provides guests the ability to control guestroom features with the touch of a button. At the top of The Peninsula Chicago, you’ll find the world-renowned Peninsula Spa. An intimate, indulgent environment featuring innovative spa treatments, gracious service and magnificent facilities including a half-Olympic length swimming pool on the 19th floor overlooking the Chicago skyline. With three distinctive restaurants and a bar, guests can choose from a diverse array of superb dining options. Shanghai Terrace is notable as much for its intensely flavored Shanghainese and Cantonese delicacies as for its matchless service and 1930s supper club atmosphere; The Lobby provides an incredible breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, live entertainment and delectable afternoon tea in elegant surroundings; The Bar offers a sophisticated menu of cocktails, port; and Pierrot Gourmet is a European-style cafe ideal for casual, light fare. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Peninsula Chicago
- Chicago Peninsula