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Chicago is a city of world-class status and unsurpassed beauty, drawing visitors from around the nation and the globe. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago is home to globally renowned museums, internationally acclaimed theatres, historically prominent architecture, the best jazz and blues clubs, universities full of Nobel Laureates and extraordinary cuisine.


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PenCities by LUXE City Guides

Developed exclusively for The Peninsula Hotels by stylish travel publisher LUXE City Guides, PenCities is a unique, luxury lifestyle journal spanning all nine Peninsula cities, featuring the finest in dining, entertainment, shopping, design, nightlife, spa and wellness. Updated weekly, PenCities presents a tightly edited selection of opinionated and informed recommendations, covering the latest openings, classic favourites, special events, seasonal celebrations and smart things to do. Welcome!

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  • by Maria Razumich-Zec - Regional Vice-President and General Manager

    Founded in Chicago, Sidney Garber has been a staple for quality and attention to detail in the jewellery business since 1946. Sidney Garber started the jewellery store when he was in his 20s, passing the passion and love for beauty to his daughter Brooke, who inherited the company in 2008. Admirably, the company gives all its profits to not-for-profit organisations dedicated to children’s mental health and wellness, education and the arts. 

    Open Mondays – Saturdays, 10:00 AM and 5:30 PM CST
    118 East Delaware Place
    Chicago, IL 60611
    855-SGarber (855) 742 7237

  • by Mike Wehrle - Executive Chef

    The market of choice for eco-conscious Executive Chef Mike Wehrie is the Green City Market. The mission of Green City Market is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. Farmers at Green City Market play their part in reducing the environmental and health impacts of pesticides by eliminating them or selecting effective materials with fewer known environmental health hazards. They also treat animals humanely and strive to preserve the soil, water and wildlife habitat for future generations.

    The Green City Market's outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1790 N. Clark). The Chicago Green City Market's indoor market is located at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park).

    Photography Credit: Christina Glass Gelder (top)

  • by Gianna Bamonti - Supervisor & Concierge

    Designed by famed American architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, this architectural gem serves today as the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians. Tours are available every Wednesday and Saturday. 

    1365 North Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    +1 312 915 0105

    Photography Credit: David Schalliol


  • by Gregory Hyder - Director of Catering and Conference Services

    Brimfield is a treasure trove for one-of-a-kind clothing, tabletop pieces, lighting, vintage signage and furniture. Lovers of vintage will be inspired by Brimfield, with its antique homewares and quirky repurposed and upholstered pieces made by owner Julie Fernstrom herself – the name Brimfield is a tribute to Fernstrom’s favourite plaid.

    5219 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
    +1 773 271 3501