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
    Maria Zec answered the question: Maria Zec

    What makes The Peninsula Chicago different from other Five-Star hotels?

    The personalized service. Our staff ensures each guest’s visit exceeds expectations. There is a department dedicated to acquiring and understanding each of our guests’ preferences. We aim to ’wow’ guests with our attention to detail and anticipating their needs during their stay. The hotel’s mission is to offer a combination of “Far Eastern Graciousness combined with Midwestern Hospitality.”
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is the nearest golf course to The Peninsula Chicago?

    The nearest golf course is Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, which is a 9-hole course near the Lakefront.
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    What is the best time of the year to visit The Peninsula Chicago?

    Any time of year is a good time to visit The Peninsula Chicago, as there are always exciting activities taking place in Chicago including shows, concerts, tours and art exhibits. There are also a variety of hotel activities taking place year round, simply visit the enticements section of our website to view the latest festivals, events and special occasions.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What are five things I should know about The Peninsula Chicago?

    Five things you should know about the hotel are:

    The hotel prides itself on being ideal for business travelers as well as families and it’s pet-friendly.

    We offer four award-winning restaurants and a bar.

    We have an exceptional location, in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. We offer a vast array of extensive spa treatments and a half-Olympic length swimming pool with sweeping city views.

    The hotel offers a number of technology components including multifunction bedside electronic control panel that allows guests to control guestroom features with the touch of a button and iPod docking stations.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What do we love most about The Peninsula Chicago?

    Five things we love most about The Peninsula Chicago are:

    The people. The people and the personalized, warm genuine service the staff provides.

    The Spa. The top of the hotel is a truly majestic place to start the morning as the sun rises over the Lake and Michigan Avenue.

    The Location. The Peninsula is within walking distance of many of the city’s attractions in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and close to the business district.

    The restaurants. With four award-winning restaurants and a bar, each one offers a unique experience, atmosphere and cuisine.

    The amenities and services we provide. Whether here for a business trip or with family, we provide a variety of amenities that cater to your specific needs.
  • On May 24, 2012
    Maria Zec answered the question: Maria Zec

    What is the cancellation policy at The Peninsula Chicago?

    Our cancellation policy requires 24 hours advanced notice by 6 p.m. prior to arrival, or the guest will be charged for one night’s stay, plus tax.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    Does The Peninsula Chicago charge any fees?

    Additional fees are charged if there is property damage or if extra cleaning is required following a pet stay.
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    What is the average price of a room at The Peninsula Chicago?

    From January 1 through December 31, 2011, The Peninsula Chicago’s published rates start at $595 per night for one of our Superior Guest Rooms to $8,000 per night for The Peninsula Suite.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    Where is The Peninsula Chicago located?

    Set in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula Chicago is ideally located for visitors to experience all that the city has to offer. On the doorstep of Chicago's premier business and shopping district, the hotel is in the midst of the city's most exclusive boutiques and retailers and steps from the historic Water Tower, lakefront and many cultural institutions.