My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago this Summer. We were in Chicago for a wedding and had decided in advance to treat ourselves to something special. Well, the Peninsula Hotel certainly didn’t let us down. We stayed in a Junior Suite.
It was absolutely exquisite and the most comfortable room we have ever stayed in. The view of Michigan Avenue from the 10th Floor of the hotel was fantastic. When we arrived on Friday night we were a bit tired so we decided to dine in our suite. The room service was impeccable and our food was delicious. As I am a big fan of bubble baths, the large marble bathroom was a dream come true for me and the perfect ending to a long tiring day.
On Saturday we had a chance to walk around the city and were very happy to find many great department stores within walking distance of the Peninsula Hotel – namely Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. We returned from our shopping spree just in time for afternoon tea and what treat that was. The little finger sandwiches were to die for and the delicate little tarts were just as good. The tea selection was fantastic – by far the best afternoon tea I’ve ever been to! Saturday evening we invited some old friends over to to enjoy some drinks.
We went down to The Bar and the ambience was great – The mahogany wood and comfy leather chairs felt like we were in own living room. The drinks were delicious and as expected the service as great. We all had a very memorable evening and will talk about it for a long time. My husband and I have agreed that this was one of our best trips and staying at the Peninsula Hotel was a big contributor to our splendid time. We will definitely be returning her for another weekend (or longer) in the future.