I firmly believe that you can find art in almost everything. It doesn’t just exist in traditional channels like paintings or music. It can show itself in so many other ways and The Peninsula Chicago takes hospitality to such a level that it becomes an art form!
The Mister and I took a long overdue trip to Chicago at the beginning of October and we were lucky enough to call The Peninsula Chicago our home during our time in the city. We were last here when The Peninsula Chicago invited us to celebrate their 15th birthday and that was certainly a party we will never forget! So naturally, we were very excited to return and experience that one of a kind Peninsula hospitality again.
During our previous stay, I raved about how beautiful and inspiring it is with artwork all over the property and also how amazing our suite was. Our most recent visit was no exception and you can read all about the amazing tech that puts control of the entire suite at your fingertips here. And like before, the gorgeous views are just to die for! But there is a new side to The Peninsula Chicago and a new way to take in that iconic skyline.
The Peninsula Chicago is now home to one of the best rooftop bar experiences in the city, Z Bar! Every facet from the cocktails to the food to the decor has been obsessed over to ensure a one of a kind experience. For instance, The “Old Fashioned” (The Mister’s drink of course) features a young walnut instead of a cherry. Reuben was all about that! My drink called “True North”, is a vodka concoction with little jelly bubbles that burst in your mouth! Plus the little hibiscus leaf is not just a garnish, it is also edible. These ingenious twists come from the brilliant mind of Vlad Novikov, Director of Cocktails and Culture who has definitely put his background in chemistry to good use.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Vlad for a few minutes as he graciously came over to ensure we were having a great time and he mentioned how his cocktails are his way of creating art. We couldn’t agree more and while Vlad is a credit to The Peninsula, he is no exception. Every single staff member from the moment you walk into the property to the housekeeping staff are focused on making you comfortable. Indeed, “art” is the word I would choose if I had describe The Peninsula experience in a syllable and we are so thankful to have had the chance to enjoy it immensely.
Outfit 3: Sold Out Sweater / Green Pants (on sale)