The Peninsula Chicago’s experiential program, Keys to the City, provides guests with insider access to incredible “only-in-Chicago” experiences. The best and brightest of the city’s unique offerings have been selected exclusively for Peninsula guests, giving insight into the culture, art, lifestyle and cuisine of Chicago. Not only does The Peninsula Chicago’s room key open the door to a stunning guest room, the key “opens doors” to VIP access to experiences not available to the public – and only to guests of The Peninsula Chicago.
*Validity and Terms and Conditions
Keys to the City programs are seasonal, based on availability and must be booked with advance notice via the Concierge. Please note, some programs require the purchase of an admission ticket or product purchase in order to fulfill the experience. Please call +1 (312) 573 6530 or toll-free at +1 (866) 288 8889 for reservations and inquiries.
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Named a "Best New Restaurant" by Bon Appetit and Chicago magazines, two Michelin starrred Smyth continues to earn praise around the globe as the "future of fine dining."
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Guests who reserve an eight-course dinner through the hotel's Concierge will be greeted with a cart side cocktail creation and bites in the lounge before watching the culinary team construct a few special plates followed by dinner.
City Winery in the West Loop, Chicago's only operating winery, is the place for live music, wine, food and more.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Enjoy a complimentary glass of City Winery house-made wine before or after the show with any purchase at the West Loop location.
Top-ranked in the world by TripAdvisor five years in a row, The Art Institute of Chicago features 300,000 works of art in its permanent collection.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Purchase your ticket from the hotel’s Concierge and receive a "VIP Pass" to skip the entrance line, as well as a complimentary guide book that provides a comprehensive overview of the Art Institute's extensive collection.
There is no better way to view the architecture of the city than along the Chicago River via Chicago’s First Lady Cruises.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Reserve your cruise ticket via the Concierge for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises and receive a complimentary beverage on board.
Inspiring curiosity about life on earth for more than a century, The Field Museum is one of the world's premier natural history institutions and is home to one of its greatest dinosaur collections.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Purchase your ticket to the museum through the hotel’s Concierge and receive VIP access to enter at your preferred date and time and skip the long lines as well as a collector's edition book.
Founded in Chicago, Vosges Haut-Chocolat is the premier luxury chocolatier. These intriguing chocolate creations are made from the finest ingredients from around the world, sourced by Founder and Chocolatier Katrina Markoff. Katrina’s fusion of indigenous spices, flowers, roots, herbs and liqueurs with premium chocolate creates a sensory experience that nurtures awareness of and appreciation for the world’s diverse cultures.KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Reserve an exclusive “Temple Tour” of the chocolate factory for a sneak peek into how the bespoke treats are created or reserve an exclusive chocolate and wine experience at the Lincoln Park boutique.
Chicago is famous for its skyline, but there's only so much sky you can see from the ground. Chicago Helicopter Experience provides a truly unique and spectacular way to see the city. Fly high above Chicago in a private tour.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Reserve a private tour through the hotel Concierge and receive preferred pricing as well as a complimentary printed photo of your experience and a glass of champagne before your flight for parties of two or four.
For guests interested in a rare theatre experience, Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of musicals and plays and is best known for pre-Broadway World Premieres.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Purchase your ticket from the hotel’s Concierge and receive guaranteed access to premier house seats (some productions are excluded) and access to a private VIP Suite at intermission which includes complimentary drinks and bites.
Located adjacent to The Peninsula Chicago, Saks Fifth Avenue is a revered shopping destination along the Magnificent Mile.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Reserve a private shopping experience via the Concierge and enjoy the benefits of a Saks Fifth Avenue Club Consultant. Your merchandise preferences will await you with refreshments, express complimentary alterations and delivery to your hotel room. Complete the day with a makeup touch-up and a complimentary beauty gift. Those who make a purchase will also receive a complimentary lunch or brunch for two at Sophie's.
Located in the iconic John Hancock Center, on the cusp of Lake Michigan, 360 Chicago offers unparalleled day and night views of the city skyline and lakefront 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile.
KEYS TO THE CITY ACCESS: Purchase your ticket from the hotel’s Concierge and receive complimentary access to TILT as well as the “Sun and Stars” experience, which allows guests to visit the venue twice within a 48-hour period.