The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Client: Thomas J Klutznick Company

Project Description

  • Landmark mixed-use project on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” along North Michigan Avenue incorporates two development phases: Phase 1, the 235,000-sf retail block, and Phase 2, the 390,000-sf Peninsula Chicago hotel, built above the retail.
  • With 339-rooms, the hotel is set back from the Avenue to reinforce the three- to four-story street-level scale; a two-story “sky lobby” welcomes guests.
  • The flagship shopping destination for six national retail brands engages pedestrian’s on all four sides of the block.

Photography: Jon Miller / Hedrich Blessing


Best Hotel for Business Travel

Business Traveller Magazine, 2006


Number 1 Hotel in North America

Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2004 and 2006


American Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum, 1998


International Store Design Best Facade

Institute of Store Planners VM + SD Magazine, 1998