The Peninsula has long been committed to promoting the rich and vibrant cultural aspects of our destination cities. With this, our three hotels throughout the United States are integrating contemporary and emerging art into the hotel’s public spaces this summer, offering guests a front row seat to these exclusive installations and artists, many of which are rarely on view to the public.
The Peninsula New York recently debuted Home, an exhibition honoring the notions of home, identity and community, as an ode to The Peninsula’s larger commitment to celebrating family and heritage. The exhibition features a curated selection of original works by artists including Do Ho Suh, Catherine Opie, Angel Otero, Ashley Bickerton and Heidi Bucher, who present the notion of home and community through their original works. The hotel will also launch a series of one-of-a-kind events and activations to take place through November, including a collectors’ dinner, ‘Culture Talks’ hosted by artists and curators, as well as partnerships with various arts organizations. The exhibition is on view through November 30.
The Peninsula Chicago is proud to announce the latest installation to the hotel’s Artist in Residence program in partnership with master photographer, Peter Lik, on view through July 2019. A self-taught pioneer in the field of landscape photography, Peter is internationally renowned for captivating images of Mother Nature’s raw beauty. Guests can experience unique settings through Peter Lik’s lens on the hotel’s lobby level adjacent to the entrance to Z Bar.
In Beverly Hills, The Peninsula is bringing Los Angeles’ vibrant street art to The Belvedere Terrace, with the introduction of the Emerging Artists Series in partnership with Impermanent Art. The Terrace will come alive as a rotating selection of notorious street artists create one-of-a-kind works of art in real time as part of the 16-week series, taking place each Thursday, now through September 5 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Guests can enjoy specialty cocktails and bites from an art-inspired menu, while live pop and rock music fills the air. Every first Thursday of the month, The Peninsula Beverly Hills will donate 20% of proceeds to the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention services to the LGBTQ+ community.
LIGHT IT UP
Even though LED therapy has been around for decades, it’s only as of late been finding its way into various skincare treatments used by celebrity aestheticians and their celebrity clientele. For those looking for the ultimate results-oriented experience, guests can take advantage of the three-and-a-half-hour Ultimate Indulgence Red Carpet Experience at the newly re-designed Peninsula Spa in Beverly Hills. Utilizing the brand new six-in-one In-Skin facial machine, this facial experience delivers a combination of microdermabrasion, a chromo-frequency LED face mask, electroporation technology and more, while also including a full-body scrub, a slimming body wrap and full body massage. This ground-breaking system is the first of its kind in Beverly Hills.
At The Peninsula Spa in New York, guests can experience similar skin-changing results in a fraction of the time with Medical Beauty Research’s new 45-minute Liquid Surgery Express Rejuvenation Treatment. This rejuvenating facial combines MBR’s famed Liquid Surgery Serum with 20-minutes of state-of-the-art, non-invasive LED light therapy. A selection of revolutionary medical ingredients including enzyme cleansing boosters, lip contour and hydrating and lifting toners are also applied to fully transform and rejuvenate the skin.
BEAT THE HEAT AT THE ROOFTOP BAR
To help guests cool down on a hot summer’s night, guests can venture to Z Bar, The Peninsula Chicago’s newest rooftop bar overlooking iconic Michigan Avenue. When visiting with friends, order a “Disco Fever,” a large-format libation made from vodka, mandarin, passion fruit, and lemon, topped with a Champagne float that’s served in a disco ball. This cocktail is sure to be the envy of your Instagram feed.
For those looking for a sweet treat during National Ice Cream Month this July, guests in New York can enjoy two custom-made, alcohol-infused ice cream and sorbet flavors in partnership with Davey’s Ice Cream for $15 each. The two flavours, a grapefruit gin sorbet and a mezcal-smoked cinnamon ice cream, are both made from raw ingredients at their famed ice cream factory in Brooklyn.
Guests of The Peninsula Beverly Hills can indulge in a large-format ice cream sundae, known as the Pink Sweet, which incorporates a variety of layers of strawberries, raspberries, macaroons, homemade marshmallows, watermelon sorbet, whipped cream, cotton candy and chocolate caviar. This special edition sundae will be available throughout the month of July. In Chicago, beat the heat with Z Bar’s refreshing Ice Pebbles dessert, comprised of mango sorbet, pistachio and chocolate mint ice cream, white chocolate and mandarin napoleon infused shaved ice.
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