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October 12, 2015
The Peninsula Hotels has established an innovative and exclusive partnership with online luxury fashion retailer and publisher to create a series of stylish mini guides to the world’s most dynamic gateway cities, beginning with The Peninsula Paris in March 2015.

The exclusive style savvy bite-sized guides will be published permanently on the respective hotel’s section of The Peninsula website (, and featured in the travel section of’s fashionable The Edit magazine ( during the week of launch.

Each mini guide provides guests with unique insider knowledge, shopping, cultural events, style, fashion tips and dining suggestions to make the most of their time in the ten Peninsula cities.

Stay tuned for our next guide on Tokyo on 30 October! 

Read more on here, and enjoy! 

Check out some of our recommendations when you are visiting Chicago:

Upcoming Events

Visit some of Chicago's best museums, galleries, concerts and exhibitions, all located on The Peninsula Chicago's doorstep. 

  • Don't Miss artist Choi Jeong Hwa's dynamic installation, "Alchemy", on display at The Peninsula Chicago. The artwork aims to continue the Pearl Lam Gallery mission of encouraging cross-cultural exchange and discussion between the East and West. Until March 20, 2016.
  • Experience an intimate chamber recital with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, as part of the Chicago Symphony Opera.
  • Take in contemporary artist Bunky Echo-Hawk's live painting events at The Field Museum, which aims to expose stereotypes about Native Americans today. September 27 - October 25. 
  • See the city skyline at twilight with a Chicago Architecture Foundation cruise.  

Shops & Markets

Take home the chicest souvenirs from the markets and shops in-and-around The Peninsula Chicago.

  • Admire avant-garde pieces from labels such as Marni and Balenciaga at Blake, an industrial former post office. 212 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, +1 312 2020047. 
  • Buy the world's largest gummy bear from the Willy Wonka-esque store that is Dylan's Candy Bar.
  • Take Home  delicate hand-embroidered linens from Italian artisan shop Pratesi, where those in the know shop for interior delights. 
  • Seek Out exquisitely crafted pieces from designers including Alaia and Comme des Garcons from hip concept store Ikram, which is also home to an art gallery and cafe. 

Eateries & Bars

For the ultimate gourmet experience, take a culinary tour and seek out the hottest restaurants and bars in and around The Peninsula Chicago. 

  • Visit Mediterranean restaurant Naha and order the braised short ribs of beef with buttermilk ricotta tortellini. 
  • Soak Up the artistic setting and theatrical menu at chef Grant Achatz's famed restaurant, Alinea
  • Savor Italian classics, such as black truffle polenta, from chef Tony Montuano's modern menu at La Spiaggia
  • Admire the beautiful views of the city from the Signature Lounge, which is known for its expertly made martinis.
  • Don't Miss classic American dining institution the Park Grill, which is beloved for its cobb salad and legendary cheeseburger.