If you are planning a trip to the mythical Windy City, the best place to stay is with no doubts The Peninsula Chicago. The Peninsula Chicago is in the real heart of the most important commercial district of Chicago, it offers every type of comfort, elegance, technology and grants to its customers a privileged access to the most significant places of the city.
If I close my eyes and I try to imagine the day I arrived at the Peninsula Chicago it seems to me to live again a fantastic dream. I can see the iconic signboard of Giordano’s (the king of Chicago style pizza) and few meters away my taxi stopping in front a magnificent building: I am finally arrived!
The hall of the hotel was amazing, all the golden details of the furniture were perfectly matched with flowers and bright yellow decorations. I took almost immediately the elevator to reach my room, more precisely my executive suite. All was extraordinary: big spaces, luxurious furnishing, an incredible view on Chicago from every window and a sort of tablet through which I could manage everything in the room (open a window, turn on the lights, play some music, watch the tv and even food ordering!). The first thing I have done was a hot and relaxing bath with a breathtaking view on the Windy city, the second one a swim on the pool, the third a SPA session. The SPA personnel was very professional and extremely kind and I still have a paper with all their tips and suggestions to protect the skin of my face.
I had lunch at Pierrot Gourmet, one of the hotel restaurant which stands next to the Peninsula Chicago building and the I had a tour of the city by car to widely admire all the Chicago main things to see and to shoot some pictures to the beauties of the Windy City.
At the evening I had a cocktail in one of the bars of the hotel and then I had dinner at the Shanghai Terrace, where I could taste some of the greatest Asiatic plates I had ever eaten.
The second day I ordered my breakfast in the room (unforgettable pancakes!!), then round noon I went downstairs to the hall as I did not want to miss the chance to test the “Sunday Brunch”, then I couldn’t miss to make a tour with the metro on the famous “Loop”, a walk at the Millenium Park to make some pictures to the Cloud Gate, a short cruise on the river to take some pix to the Chicago skyscrapers and skyline (as the Trump Tower) and a quick shopping tour at Macy’s.
The evening as the hotel personnel suggested to me I went to have an aperitive to Gibson’s, another emblematic place you can’t miss in Chicago, and then I ended my night at Maple & Ash, a super cool restaurant and cocktail bar. Instead of going bed, although I was extremely tired, I decided to reach the last floor of the Chicago Observatory, where I can’t describe you how amazing the view was.
The third day, just before leaving the city, I visited the Art Institute of Chicago and its art and photography incredible pieces, included the wing designed by Renzo Piano.
The time to leave and abandon my suite had come too fast, but now I know that for my second time in Chicago I will surely stay at The Peninsula Chicago and at least for a week!
THE PENINSULA CHICAGO
- 108 E Superior St, at Michigan Ave
- T. 312 337 2888
- Siteweb : chicago.peninsula.com/