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The Peninsula Chicago flaunts a magnificent indoor pool, which is fitting, since it overlooks Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as the “Magnificent Mile.” Though you may not get that envious suntan, you’ll feel like you’re outside, thanks to the amount of windows surrounding the pool. With blue-striped lounge chairs and palm trees, you can relax by the pool that is kept at a refreshing 82 degrees.
There isn’t a lifeguard on duty, but kids are certainly allowed at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel's pool, provided that they have adult supervision. The nice thing about the indoor pool is that you can comfortably swim even when it is snowing. Trust us, the irony won’t be lost as snowflakes fall while you jump into the pool.
If you really want to take advantage of the Chicago weather in the summer, you can set up camp on one of the plush lounge chairs on the outdoor sun deck, and you can order lunch as you take in the views of the entire city. Take advantage of the three months of pool weather in Chicago, because after that, it’s parkas and snow boots. Unless of course, you’re in the indoor pool at The Peninsula Chicago laughing at all the unfortunate souls shivering on Michigan Avenue while you splash about in a bathing suit.
We can’t forget to mention the Jacuzzi that’s kept at a delightful 102 degrees. This is nice spot to sit and let your muscles relax after a long day in the Windy City — and just another reason to love the pool offerings at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel.
The Peninsula Chicago’s pool is located on the 19th floor with floor-to-ceiling 20 ft. windows offering views of the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan. It features an 82-foot heated indoor pool, a Jacuzzi, and an outdoor sundeck overlooking the city. Swim conditioning classes and water Pilates are offered as well as room service.