The Peninsula Chicago in April will debut re-designed guestrooms and by introducing the brand’s new advanced guestroom technology. The move comes as the luxury hotel turns 15.
Overseen by designer Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio, Inc., the accommodations are said to be intentionally designed to cater to both business and leisure travelers.
The renovated rooms will include hand-crafted floral art design elements created by artist David Qian, highlighting the chrysanthemum -- the official flower of Chicago. Amenities will include custom-designed Pratesi linens with deep-blue accents, along with Macassar wood furnishings and cream leather. Decor will also include bronze sculptures created by Chicago-based artist Jean-Jacques Porret.
The renovation will also introduce new guest services including 24-hour check-in and the ‘Keys to the City” program, which provides guests with access to Chicago’s three-Michelin starred Grace Restaurant.
Maria Razumich-Zec, The Peninsula Chicago’s general manager and regional vice president, says the rooms will have new technoligical features. The hotel has long been known for such amenities; it was one of the first to introduce a bedside panel that allows guests to turn lights off and on, alter room temperature and to open and close drapes.