Maria Zec

Regional Vice President and General Manager

Maria Zec has been the general manager of The Peninsula Chicago since 2002. She was promoted to regional vice president for the East Coast of The Peninsula Hotels in May 2007. In her role, she oversees hotel operations for Peninsula Hotels located in Chicago and New York.

  • On May 24, 2012
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    What kinds of bath products are offered at The Peninsula Chicago?

    The Peninsula Chicago provides Davi, fresh from the vineyards of Napa Valley, California and is a revolutionary luxury skincare line for men and women. Created by winemaker Carlo Mondavi, grandson to the modern American icon Robert Mondavi, Davi skincare is founded upon the antioxidant health benefits found in the fermented grape extracts. A tribute to the Mondavi name, Davi products contain only perfect grapes, as set by the Mondavi standard of nine sets of eyes reviewing each grape before they are deemed suitable for inclusion. The hotel provides shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bath gels and bar soap.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What are the bathrooms like in the rooms at The Peninsula Chicago?

    All guestrooms feature oversized deluxe marble bathrooms with separate water closet and a telephone, a shower, a soaking tub with inset steam-free television, hands-free telephones and mood lighting.
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    What is the closet like in a regular room at The Peninsula Chicago?

    The closets have an overhead light, multiple male and female-specific hangers, padded hangers, a tie rack, flashlight, slippers and extra pillows.
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    What are the suites like at The Peninsula Chicago?

    The Peninsula Chicago’s suites are decorated in our trademark, sophisticated tones of warm beige, browns and gold, and have an elegantly contemporary, timeless and residential feel. Suites include a sitting area, some are separated with double French doors for added privacy. The Grand Deluxe Suite was recently renovated with muted lavender tones and black lacquer finishes, providing a contemporary feel.
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    What are rooms like at The Peninsula Chicago?

    The Peninsula Chicago offers spacious rooms in an atmosphere of big-hearted hospitality, which we’re famous for. Our rooms are classically furnished with elegant decor. A Peninsula Room is a welcome haven, with a luxurious king-sized bed, marble bathroom and soaking tub, complete with inset TV.
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    What cool in-room technology does The Peninsula Chicago have?

    Each guestroom and suite is equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic bedside system that allows guests to control guestroom features with the touch of a button. iPod docking stations as well as memory card readers are in rooms as well.
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    What kind of TVs does The Peninsula Chicago have?

    We offer 42- and 50-inch plasma televisions in guestrooms and suites respectively with cable programs.
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    Does The Peninsula Chicago have babysitting services?

    Babysitting services can be arranged if guests are looking for a night out. Simply ask our front desk managers or concierge for assistance.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    Does The Peninsula Chicago hold any holiday events for its guests?

    Yes, we host special events throughout the year, including the following holidays:

    Valentine’s events

    Easter Brunch

    Mother’s Day Brunch

    Father’s Day Brunch

    Mid-Autumn Festival

    Wine Dinners

    Chinese New Year Celebration

    Children’s Halloween Activities

    Thanksgiving Brunch

    Children’s Christmas activities

    Christmas Day Brunch

    Christmas Eve dinner

    New Years Eve Gala
  • On May 24, 2012
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    How is The Peninsula Chicago decorated for the holidays?

    The Peninsula Chicago loves the holiday season. From the exterior to the guest suites, we decorate the entire hotel. The front entrance has garlands and twinkling lights. The Chinese guardian lions are festively dressed with wreaths. In The Lobby, there are multiple Christmas trees, some supporting the hotel’s Trees of Hope campaign for the Make a Wish Foundation. Each restaurant is decorated and the hotel places trees in suites and meeting rooms.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    Does The Peninsula Chicago offer any vacation packages?

    The Peninsula Chicago offers a variety of special room packages including value-added benefits, family-oriented offers such as our American Girl package and relaxation packages. This information is located on our website under the enticements section, as well as our room packages section.
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    What laundry services does The Peninsula Chicago offer?

    The Peninsula Chicago offers full laundry services as well as dry cleaning, pressing with express one-hour service and overnight service or day services and shoe shining.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What special amenities are offered at The Peninsula Chicago's pool?

    During summer, cold towels, refreshing sorbets and fruit skewers are offered. During the winter months, we offer complimentary towels and seasonal amenities. We also offer a variety of swimming gear, including kickboards, noodles, a Jacuzzi and reading materials. Guests can also order room service at the pool or out on the sundeck and can also partake in Sunrise Yoga, which takes place each morning.
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    Does The Peninsula Chicago have a pool?

    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.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is the design style of The Peninsula Chicago?

    The Peninsula Chicago creates an image derived from its dual heritage. It’s distinctive massing and classical facade characterized by bold outlines and geometric forms embody the character of the flagship Peninsula Hong Kong, while recalling the Art Deco design of the grand apartment buildings that sprung up along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The overall design re-establishes the traditional scale, style and quality of North Michigan Avenue.