In a town known as the City of Brotherly Love, surrounded by cultural institutions and fine dining, the Four Seasons Philadelphia is in the heart of it all. This urban oasis is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Experience the delicious cuisine that offers roof-to-table vegetables and herbs, grown right on the hotel’s roof. Unwind and renew at the luxurious spa, offering their signature Philadelphia Freedom Hot Towel Infusion Massage, eighty minutes of pure bliss.
Step outside the hotel and discover the myriad of museums and historical sites, all within moments of the hotel. Step up the pace and take a run like Rocky, and awaiting your return will be fresh towels and bottled water. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, the Four Seasons Philadelphia will not disappoint.
Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
Step into old world charm with all the modern day conveniences once you enter the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia. Housed in a former bank, the lobby stuns with massive white marble, enormous Ionic columns, a domed ceiling and welcoming plush couches and chairs so inviting you may delay heading to your room and enjoy a cocktail or two first. Of course, you can keep the drinking going with the culinary experience at 10 Arts, where the organic ingredients inspire a contemporary cuisine that will surely delight. With so many of the historical sites within walking distance, there is no better way to reward yourself upon your return to the hotel than with a visit to the luxurious spa, where you can rejuvenate, renew and relax. Ritz Carlton Philadelphia offers a luxurious experience in the heart of Center City that is not to be missed.
The Rittenhouse Hotel
Warm and inviting, with a residential look and feel, these are the ways to best describe the luxurious urban oasis of The Rittenhouse Hotel. Beautifully maintained gardens, a Belgian stone courtyard with a fountain, and a grand marble entrance are your first impressions at this traditional, elegant hotel in the heart of Philadelphia. Just steps from the most famous monuments and museums, the Rittenhouse Hotel is the perfect locale to find serenity from the city life just outside the front door. With a full-service, state of the art fitness center and spa, including an indoor pool, all of it overlooking the stunning city, taking a dip or getting a massage become truly memorable experiences . With the French restaurant Lacroix, which will delight even the most discernable palate, and a garden area boasting the hotel’s signature cocktails, this tucked-away, center-of-it-all, warm and inviting hotel is a treat for all.
The extraordinary art housed at The Barnes Foundation, which recently relocated from the suburbs of Philadelphia to the city center. This world-class collection includes works by Renoir, Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse, to name just a few, and if you haven’t seen the movie “The Art of the Steal,” be sure to check it out for a fabulous background history about the museum and it’s controversial move to the city.
Stacy Steponate Greenberg brings over 15 years of travel and marketing experience to Pursuitist. With her column, The Overhead Compartment, Stacy interviews celebrities and athletes bringing an insight into their lives and travel habits. Stacy spent 11 years at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in various capacities, serving stints as Director of Marketing for the St. Regis and Sheraton brands, and Senior Director for Starwood Residences. Prior to Starwood, Stacy worked as Manager of Marketing for Hyatt Hotels. A native of Chicago, Stacy resides New York City with her husband and two kids, who like to “rate” the various hotels on their travels with their mom. Reach Stacy via Twitter twitter.com/StacyGSG.