Peninsula Hotels Roll Out New Minis In New York and Chicago
The Peninsula hotels in New York and Chicago are going Mini this season. The Peninsula New York and The Peninsula Chicago are each unveiling two customized Mini Cooper S Clubman vehicles. The shiny new vehicles will be a complimentary amenity to suite guests. On November 18, 2010, The Peninsula New York will reveal the Minis at UNICEF's annual Snowflake Lighting event in front of the hotel and offer complimentary rides from November 18-19, 2010. The Minis are finished in "Peninsula Green" and have mini refrigerators for drinks and iPod and iPhone connections so guests can play their own music. A storage box on the rooftop can hold purchases.
Chicago residents and visitors can see a float showcasing a replica of the customized Minis in the city's "Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by Harris" parade on November 20, 2010 and in Chicago's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010. The Peninsula New York features a variety of holiday programs including children's gingerbread house decorating classes.
Guests who book a suite at each hotel will have access to a Mini for up to three hours per day during their stay. The chauffeured vehicles can be used for shopping excursions or sightseeing around Manhattan and Chicago. The Peninsula New York's Chef Concierge Frederick Bigler and The Peninsula Chicago's Chef Concierge Todd Nelson have developed a series of self-guided three-hour car tours for guests including a tour of famous Chicago movie locations or a shopping tour in New York City's Meatpacking District. An iPhone or iPad is also available for guests' use during their trip to provide directions and customized tips for the various excursions.