Peninsula Chicago – what’s on12/09/2013
An exciting new range of Peninsula Academy tours are now on offer at The Peninsula Chicago. These range from fascinating insights into Chicago’s architecture and historical neighbourhoods to an exotic car adventure and a Princess experience for younger guests.
Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper, and on Private Architectural Boat Cruise: River Tour of Chicago’s Skyscrapers, guests will experience the city’s world-renowned structural design from the Chicago River. Participants will enjoy lunch and beverages aboard a private yacht, while learning the history and trivia behind Chicago’s iconic buildings and historic landmarks.
Thrill-seekers will enjoy Exotic Car Adventure: From Roadway to Racetrack – a two day experience taking in scenic shoreline driving and urban roadways via Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive. After selecting their preferred car, guests will enjoy a sumptuous steak dinner, followed by a scotch flight in the Peninsula Bar. The following day they can explore the city at leisure and spend time at the Autobahn racetrack, receiving exclusive one-on-one driving instruction on a closed course and the opportunity to drive five different high-powered vehicles on an Autobahn raceway format.
Younger guests staying at the hotel can take part in Princess for a Day: How to be a Perfect Princess – a fairy tale experience for little girls. A “staff of attendants” will provide hair, makeup and nail services, followed by a royal fitting of a gown and tiara. During Afternoon Tea, the princess-in-training will learn the skills and manners a princess should possess, and a horse-drawn pumpkin-shaped carriage will then whisk her off for a shopping spree. On her return to The Peninsula Chicago, the princess will have a red carpet arrival, she will be greeted by her prince and presented with glass slippers, the Keys to the Kingdom and a personalised Princess Proclamation.
Other programmes available at The Peninsula Chicago include pastry classes and a tour of a Chicago fire house for children, a private tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, a cultural tour of Chicago’s historic neighbourhoods, and VIP access to Chicago’s Broadway.
The Peninsula Academy is a learning and activity programme created to give guests an insider introduction to key aspects of culture, lifestyle, cuisine, arts and history at the Peninsula hotels worldwide.
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