For most of us, “spring break” is no longer a thing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves to some time off and celebrate the new season accordingly. Chicago, with its abundance of culture, natural beauty, and amazing food, is a pretty perfect place to spend a long spring weekend. Whether you’re coming in from out of town or just a local planning a staycation to escape “real life” and explore parts of the city you’ve never gotten around to visiting, The Peninsula Chicago will make for an incredible home-away-from-home, and not just because of its beautiful, high-end, and recently redesigned rooms. Ahead, three great reasons to book a long weekend getaway at the beloved hotel.
1. Get more time, on them.
Two nights at a fabulous hotel in an awesome city is rarely enough time. Three, though? Just right for a short break that won’t disrupt your entire schedule, but long enough to really recharge and enjoy your time off. Enter The Peninsula Chicago’s More Time... With Our Compliments package—if you book a stay of at least three consecutive nights through April 30, 2017, you’ll only pay for two nights and get the third one on The Peninsula. Allow yourself an indulgent day in and take advantage of things like the spa, the complimentary Wi-Fi, and the fitness center (including classes and a heated indoor pool), or get out and enjoy Chicago, which brings us to…
2. Discover Chicago with Keys To The City
The Peninsula offers guests access to uniquely Chicago experiences with its Keys To The City program that’ll make you feel like a serious insider—and save you valuable money and time. After all, every minute counts when you’re only in town for a few days. Buy tickets for a Broadway In Chicago show and gain guaranteed access to premier house seats as well as a private VIP Suite at intermission; take an exclusive tour of the Michelin-rated Grace restaurant, including an in-kitchen experience with the chef and a wine-and-delicacy tasting; secure preferred pricing and a complimentary photo for a private, 20-minute helicopter tour over the city with Chicago Helicopter Experience; and more wow-worthy experiences at places like the John Hancock 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Art Institute of Chicago, and more.
3. Get refreshed with brand new spa treatments and products.
Of course, one of the best ways to recharge over a long weekend is with a relaxing, luxurious spa day, and The Peninsula Spa is a pretty great setting for one. The Spa—which touts a consistently dreamy menu of face, body, and nail treatments—just introduced a new series of facials incorporating products from the high-end French skincare company, Biologique Recherche. Treat yourself to luxe services like the CRYO 3R Facial, which uses cold components like masks and serums to tighten and regenerate the skin; the Triple Lift Luxury Facial, which includes two manual lift treatments as well as the use of a Remodeling Face Machine; or the Gentleman’s Facial, which is specifically tailored to men’s skin. While you’re indulging, why not complete your “me time” with a visit to Chocolate at the Pen, an actual chocolate bar. Nosh on petite chocolate delicacies, sip on espresso, listen to jazz by Stephanie Browning, and hey, have seconds—it’s all fuel for your return to the “real world” after your whirlwind long weekend vacation.