THE PENIN­SULA HO­TEL, CHICAGO, USA

Friday - - Get Away -

Home sweet home of deep-dish piz­zas (visit its birthplace Pizze­ria Uno), sky­scrapers (Sears Tow­ers was the world’s orig­i­nal tallest build­ing) Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, and the Chicago Blues, the Windy City knows a thing or two about firsts and in­spi­ra­tion.

Buf­feted by winds from Lake Michigan and mel­low blues from its many clubs such as Buddy Guy’s Le­gends (Eric Clap­ton’s mu­si­cal in­spi­ra­tion) the Penin­sula Ho­tel will be es­chew­ing the blues and go­ing pink through­out Oc­to­ber.

Its Art of Pink breast-can­cer ini­tia­tive will see the en­tire five-star build­ing il­lu­mi­nated with pink lights and blush­ing flow­ers. In­dulge in the ‘Art of Pink Af­ter­noon Tea’ (Dh238) at the ho­tel’s lobby – think rose-tinted mac­a­roons and savoury treats – and Dh18 will be do­nated to Lynn Sage Can­cer Re­search Foun­da­tion. You can get pam­pered for a good cause too, with the ‘Pedi-for-a-Cure’, at The Spa. Not only will another Dh18 be con­trib­uted to can­cer re­search, but you’ll be more than well-heeled for a spot of (char­i­ta­ble) re­tail ther­apy. Take a walk to the Mag­nif­i­cent Mile’s out­lets such as Bloom­ing­dale’s and Cartier for some­thing pretty in pink. Sup­port a vi­tal cause while tick­ing off ‘The Big Onion’ from your wan­der list.

Call 001 312 573 6860 or visit www.penin­sula.com/chicago

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