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Ready for a Close-Up: Chicago has a Starring Role in a New Short Film from The Peninsula Hotels


CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The Peninsula Chicago unveils the newest short film in The Peninsula Hotels' "Peninsula Moments" film series, part of the new global brand campaign that celebrates how Peninsula brings the very best and unique aspects of each destination to its guests with style, sophistication and elegance. Moments and memories to remember, reflecting an authentic sense of destination, are brought to life by the stunning architecture, thoughtful design, local insight and the genuine desire of The Peninsula Chicago to showcase the very best of their city. The film stars the hotel's staff members and was directed by Jean-Claude Thibaut of Ridley Scott Associates and shows the special moments that are created daily.


An amazing perspective of the "Windy City," The Peninsula Chicago's film reveals the vitality of the city on the edge of Lake Michigan, known as the home of the skyscraper. The 90-second film takes viewers on an unforgettable city journey from Millennium Park, the Theatre District and shopping along the "Magnificent Mile," to a glittering Shanghai-style soiree. Viewers enjoy a virtual visit to Chicago as the film takes them through a variety of locations and enchanting experiences, including:

A Dinner Party High Atop The Peninsula Suite

The Peninsula Suite features breathtaking views of the historic John Hancock Center from the private 2,000 square-foot terrace. In the film, the staff arrange a beautiful dinner party and magical arrival for one lucky child. It's all in a day's work for Executive Pastry Chef Chen, whose focus is to surprise and delight her youngest guests.

Luxury Speed Boat Experience on Iconic Chicago River

A couple takes in the sights on a Peninsula Academy journey on the Chicago River and enjoy a picnic as they watch the raising of the river's iconic bridges.

"Peninsula Moments" features still photography and videos which are available at, including special "behind the scenes" visuals. The films for the group's nine hotels were produced by Ridley Scott Associates and directed by Jean-Claude Thibaut and Antony Crook.

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