The Artfully Stylish Hotel Monaco Philadelphia Proves a Breath of Fresh Air

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

There are few places in America with a richer history than Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin flew his famous electricity-seeking kites there, the Quakers settled in the area to escape religious tyranny, and Betsy Ross sewed flags in her quaint cottage home in this city.  While history remains one of Philly's draws, a new surge of hospitality and culture is seeping into the City of Brotherly Love, particularly with the 2012 opening of the Kimpton's group Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Earlier this fall, I paid a short visit to the vibrant hotel and was captivated by its artful design and delightful spirit.

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A New Look and a New Identity For The Iconic Rittenhouse in Philly

Nov 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes a makeover can also mean a new identity. And that's exactly what The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia’s premier luxury hotel, is hoping for with their $10 million revitalization project due to complete in 2014. Hoping for a more modern presence, the hotel is working to change things up while retaining the allure of its historic roots.

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The Historic Boyd Theater in Philadelphia is Being Resurrected as Luxury Cinema

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On October 1, the Florida-based iPic Entertainment group announced that it has signed an agreement to remodel the Boyd Theater into an eight-screen, 744-seat luxury movie theater and restaurant. The company, which began in 2006, has grown rapidly in the past three years and now is established in nine locations with 67 screens in seven states.

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New Alexandra Champalimaud-Designed Park Suites Debut at The Rittenhouse

Aug 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia is continuing to up the stakes for luxury accommodations by introducing stunning new park suites.... Read More

Parents Magazine Votes Philadelphia Into Top Ten Places to Visit ? With Kids

Jul 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

It's never easy finding the right place to take the kids on vacation, and though Philadelphia doesn't immediately spring to mind, Parents magazine has named it on its list of Top Ten cities for families with kids to visit, and that's saying something. Ranking in at number 10, Philadelphia made the cut because of its variety of attractions and reasonable costs, two major factors for families to consider.

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The Rittenhouse's Newest Revitalization Quenches Philly's Thirst

Jun 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Philadelphia’s five-star Rittenhouse Hotel recently opened up its new Library Bar and expanded Afternoon Tea service to its guests. The renovations, a first in a series of enhancements, will allow the hotel to offer a more contemporary experience while keeping the same spirit and traditions of the hotel alive. Known for its timeless elegance and exceptional culinary offerings, the 25-year-old Rittenhouse has become a cherished addition to the Philadelphia landscape.... Read More

Philadelphia's Merion Golf Club Hosts First U.S. Open Since 1981

Jun 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Philly cheesesteaks, The Phillies, “The City of Brotherly Love,” The Liberty Bell, golf. Ok, so maybe that last one was a stretch. While Philadelphia is known for many things, golf may not immediately come to mind when thinking of the second largest city on the East Coast. However, avid golfers and golf aficionados know that this city holds one of the most revered courses in history.... Read More

Luxury Philadelphia Hotel to Receive Makeover and New Name

Mar 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced that by late summer, the Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel Philadelphia will become the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia. The hotel will remain open for business during the $17 million transformation, which will maintain the charm of the historic property while moving into keeping with the luxury chain's contemporary style. The property originally opened in 1926 and features upscale guestrooms, suites, a fitness center and dining venues in addition to event spaces. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized for it's commitment to good environmental practices with a Green Key Eco-Rating Program with a 4 Green Key rating.... Read More

World's Biggest Flower Show Channels British Mania

Feb 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Founded in 1827 by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s largest and oldest indoor flower show. The event has grown to include 33 indoor acres of incredible floral displays, ranging from miniature planted scenes to life-size, walk through “forests.” Each year, the PHS selects a theme around which the many talented gardeners and horticulturists... Read More

Newly Renovated Golden Pheasant Inn Ushers in a New Era of Hospitality

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Golden Pheasant Inn, nestled between the Delaware River and Canal in Bucks County, has recently reopened after closing for a nine-month renovation. The family owned inn has remodeled to welcome guests both old and new to the historically preserved property, with updated amenities. Updates include exposed fieldstone walls in guestrooms, marble counters and custom mosaics in all ensuite bathrooms expanded front porch, wood-burning fireplace and expanded outdoor terrace as well as in-room temperature control, iHome docking stations, wireless internet access. Even the menu at the inn's French restaurant has been revamped to include its traditional French past with a modern American twist. “The Golden Pheasant Inn emanates rustic elegance,” says Briar. “We’ve left the country charm that is Buc... Read More

Anonymous Goes After Philadelphia Government

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Anonymous is becoming a bit of a protective entity, targeting governments and corporations that seem to be bullying everyday people and small businesses. Philad... Read More

Gun Discharges in Philadelphia Airport

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

There’s nothing that calms the nerves of anxious travelers like hearing a gun go off in the airport right before their flight. This happened at the Philadelphia International Airport on September 24, which is likely to have left passenger... Read More

Visiting the City of 'Brotherly Love'... Philadelphia

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lynn

Everyone knows that Philadelphiahas been known as the city of brotherly love for as long as anyone can remember. It also maintains some of the most historical buildings and landmarks in the country. ... Read More

Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs Brings Exciting Learning Opportunities for Philadelphia's Affluent Youth

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Summer camps for kids and teens are a tradition that has been carried through the years for decades, but today's affluent teens probably want a summer experience surpassing that of spooky tales around a campfire and nature hikes. Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs in Philadelphia, PA offers a lifestyle that brings their young guests experiences and networking opportunities that can help far into their college careers.... Read More

Learn The History Behind Philly's Most Famous Food With This Tasty Event

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Take a bite out of Philly with a 75 minute walking tour inside the world-famous Reading Terminal Market during the annual Taste of Philly Food Tour. Sample cheesesteaks, hoagies, pretzels and more of Philadelphia’s most popular foods while also learning the history behind their origins. Along with the vibrancy of the Market place, guests will learn the story behind the Breyer’s Ice Cream logo... Read More

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