Grand Plaza Hotel Hong Kong
As previously determined, River North is the neighborhood for luxurious hotels. Both The Peninsula Chicago and The Langham await your stay with spas, impressive rooms, and the royal treatment.
The Peninsula Chicago
At 108 East Superior Street is one of the most luxurious hotels in all of Chicago. From the exuberant lobby to the out-of-this-world dining, the Peninsula Chicago offers guests stately accommodations fit for royals. Grand flags greet you as you approach the lobby from your limousine or taxi. Once inside the revolving doors, you’ll enter your kingdom of quiet with elegant classical music filling the lobby. This twenty story hotel creates a separate world away from the chaos of downtown by keeping an opulent but minimalistic interior with golds, neutrals, and browns. Accommodations include simple rooms and the elaborate Peninsula Suite which has a grand baby piano and outdoor whirlpool. For those looking for the best in luxury, the Peninsula Suite is on the 18th floor and windows overlooking the famous Michigan Avenue. Rooms come stocked with minibars and even treats for little guests such as gummy bears presented in cocktail glasses. The Peninsula Spa keeps guests relaxed by offering services like the Ayurvedic Inspired Ritual and the Bamboo Harmonizer Massage. Having a spa within steps is a special aspect of this luxury hotel and it has been named “America’s Healthiest Hotel.” In addition to a spa, The Peninsula has a 25 meter indoor pool that overlooks the city and a gym with equipment dressed with televisions. A very impressive aspect of the hotel is the complimentary fitness classes offered every week.
If you find yourself craving a bite after working up a sweat or sleeping in late, Pierrot Gourmet, The Lobby, Shanghai Terrace, The
Terrace, and The Bar have you covered. Traditional tea is served in The Lobby which has received a five star review from Time Out Chicago and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Zagat rated the Shanghai Terrace as the number one Chinese restaurant in all of Chi-town. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, The Terrace serves small plates and drinks with inspiring views. Last but not least, Pierrot Gourmet and The Bar can quench your thirst with top shelf cocktails.
Part of the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, The Pen, as referred to by locals, is a magnificent hotel ripe with amenities and posh accommodations.