Peninsula Hotels has announced a redesign of the guestrooms in its Chicago property.
By April next year, 331 out of the hotel’s 339 guestrooms and suites will have been revamped; the remaining eight were recently renovated, but will also be fitted with updated technology.
The refurbished rooms, of which 74 are suites, will be “the most technologically advanced in the world”, Peninsula claims.
Premier Deluxe Suite
All will feature interactive digital bedside and desk tablets preset in one of 11 languages, including English, French, and Spanish.
These will control all in-room functions, including temperature control and lighting, and will provide digital versions of restaurant menus, information on hotel services and TV channel listings. They will also come pre-loaded with PressReader, providing access to more than 2,000 international publications for free.
Other features include LED touchscreen wall panels that display weather forecasts and privacy controls, free local and long-distance phone calls, complimentary wifi and wireless printers.
The new interiors are designed by Designer Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio “taking cues from luxury yachts, with fine wood finishes, lush fabrics, rich leathers, and a sense of purpose where everything has its place”.
Premier Executive Suite living room
The Peninsula Chicago is also introducing an online 24-hour check-in and “Keys To The City”, “introducing guests to the city with insider access and exclusive tips”.
Located downtown at 108 East Superior Street, the hotel first opened in 2001 and has three restaurants, a bar and a spa.
In July, it emerged that Peninsula Hotels has submitted plans for a London hotel near Hyde Park Corner (see news, July 16).