THE PENINSULA HOTEL, CHICAGO, USA
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