Magnificent buildings that line the boulevard include the John Hancock Centre, a one hundred storey residential skyscraper opened in 1969; Water Tower Place, with in excess of 100 shops, restaurants and theatres was opened in 1976. 900 N Michigan Avenue and Park Tower followed in 1989 and 2000 respectively. The most ancient building on the street is the Old Water Tower constructed in 1869. Extensive renovation to the corridor including the widening of sidewalks took place in the late 1970s up to the mid 1990s. Now thanks to the expansive beautiful boulevard, magnificent landmarks and the avenue’s great vistas the Magnificent Mile is indeed a very special place. Thousands of tulips bloom along the sidewalks of the Mile in spring, a pleasure to behold. The Magnificent Mile has been named one of the ten best shopping avenues of the world.
Perfectly located with ready access to the business and leisure areas of the Magnificent Mile combined with exceptional facilities and amenities, The Peninsula Chicago is the obvious place to stay for many travellers. The extremely pleasant atmosphere of the hotel, seamless attentive service and attention to detail to make guests comfortable puts this Chicago hotel downtown high in the estimation of its guests. As a premier luxury hotel Chicago the Peninsula Chicago has become an integral part of the city’s lifestyle.