Suite guests have the opportunity to enjoy a three hour tour of the luckiest destinations to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chicago aboard a chauffeured MINI Cooper.
Although smaller in size compared to New York’s Chinatown, Chicago holds the title for the second largest Chinatown in the U.S. due to fact that the number of people actually living and working in Chinatown is higher than that of New York. Lucky ride guests will visit the Chinatown Square Zodiacs, Nine Dragon Wall, and Ping Tom Memorial Park.
Formerly known as Sears Tower. This building is the tallest building in North America at 110 stories tall. At the top of Willis Tower at 1,353 feet lies The Ledge’s glass boxes that extend out 4.3 feet. This is a must stop for those wishing to have a “view of the future” for the coming year.
CHICAGO'S FINANCIAL DISTRICT
Chicago’s famed LaSalle Street flanked by financial institutions and the Chicago Board of Trade is ominous and impressive. In fact you may recognize the surroundings from some famous movie scenes. Surrounded by finances and wealth, it is here you should wish for wealth in the coming year.
LINCOLN PARK ZOO
One of the only remaining free zoos in the US, visit the Roosters in the Barn at The Lincoln Park Zoo for a true connection to the “Year of the Rooster”.
Cap off your ride with a visit to Shanghai Terrace for a memorable Chinese New Year dinner. The restaurant is celebrating the new year with a special 6-course dinner featuring Chinese signature items for $88.
For all hotel guests, The Peninsula Chicago's Lucky Walk features auspicious destinations within walking distance from the hotel.
JOHN HANCOCK BUILDING
Just a few blocks from the hotel, is one of the tallest buildings in Chicago. Take a ride to the top to the observatory at 360 Chicago. Here you’ll find “Tilt!” an experience where you can “lean out” over the city below out and make a wish for prosperous New Year.
HISTORIC WATER TOWER
Stop in to enjoy the current photo exhibit and take in the history of this famous landmark as it survived the Chicago Fire of 1871, a turning point in Chicago’s history (feeling lucky yet?).
THE "MAGNIFICENT MILE"
Also known as Michigan Avenue, is a mile-long stretch that is considered to be a one of the “Great Avenues of the World,” known for amazing shopping and luxurious experiences and vistas with beautiful floral filled parkways and amazing architectural features.
While there are numerous attractions to experience, one in particular you should experience is “Cloud Gate” created by Anish Kapoor (affectionately known among Chicagoans as “the Bean” due to the resemblance to a jelly bean). Here you can ‘reflect’ on the past and look forward to the New Year.