Planning a meeting in Philadelphia is easy when local hotels are historic, award-winning, and offer luxury amenities. From short walks to the Liberty Bell to dinner with panoramic city views, here are our top hotels in Philadelphia. Fall in love with history in this mesmerizing city while enjoying top-notch cuisine from the best restaurants. Business travelers will be sure to find great lodging in these most exquisite amenities.
Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels in Philadelphia to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.
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Top 6 Hotels In Philadelphia
With just a one-hour train ride south of New York, you will reach Philadelphia. A place rich in history, the City of Brotherly Love is home to the Liberty Bell, the famous Rocky steps, and the house of Betsy Ross, among many others. It is also where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed.
If you plan to visit Philadelphia, one of the first things you should be looking for is the hotel. But besides its room accommodations and housekeeping services, you must also take into consideration its overall feel and the most exciting amenities it houses.
Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth have visited Philadelphia many times before. Besides their personal travels, they have also done a lot of business here. Revisiting their memories and experiences, they explore six of the most beautiful and elegant hotels in Philadelphia. They dive deep into what to find within its walls, the food it offers, and the nearby places for each establishment that every visitor would love to see.
1. Four Seasons Hotel
Originally located in the Logan, the Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Center is now downtown. Andy and Todd’s favorite feature is the mesmerizing panoramic view that offers an amazing sight when the whole city lights up at night.
- Jean-Georges Restaurant is located on the hotel’s 59th floor. The place has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a lovely view.
2. Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Even with several branches worldwide, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Philadelphia stands out because of its unique architectural design. Located at the former Girard Trust Building, this place is a favorite choice for business meetings and events.
- The bank’s former vault is now one of the most requested meeting places, which is now known as the Grand Ballroom. All the walls are warped and carry great history.
3. Rittenhouse Hotel
Featuring high-end service and experience, the Rittenhouse Hotel was voted as the top hotel in the Mid-Atlantic by Condé Nast Traveler in 2020, receiving a score of 99.55. It is known as the gem of the city center.
- The hotel restaurant features a chef’s table and six custom menu options for a wholesome and memorable dining experience.
- The Library Bar located across the street from the hotel offers easy access for a place to unwind.
4. Logan Hotel
Formerly the Four Seasons, the Logan Hotel takes pride in its helpful staff, fashionable amenities, and overall luxurious atmosphere.
- An enticing farm-to-table restaurant.
- Philadelphia’s City Hall, located near the hotel, is arguably the prettiest one in the entire United States.
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art down the road, where the famous Rocky Stairs can be found.
5. Hotel Monaco
Hotel Monaco is a paradise for history lovers since it can be found near the most important landmarks in the foundation of the United States.
- The Independence Hall nearby where the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed.
- Betsy Ross’ house down the street, known as the birthplace of America.
6. Loews hotel
Similar to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in terms of history, it is located in the city’s first skyscraper and landmark of the PSFS Building, which was once a bank.
- The bank’s old banking room is now a three-story banquet space. It is a wonderful space for single events or those traveling in the city, complete with the original marble safe and cardiac clocks.
- A butcher’s block restaurant right off the lobby, featuring great steaks and cuts.
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