Philly's Ritz-Carlton Pays Tribute to its Moneyed Past

Jul 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Leave it to one of the most well-respected luxury brands to design a hotel around the color of money. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, has revealed its yearlong, multi-million dollar renewal project featuring a new design based on the textures and materials of money and currency, with pops of metallic and bronze. It’s a nod to the rich lifestyle within, and the building’s moneyed past. 

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Le Virtu Takes You to Italy This Summer

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

The chef and owners of Le Virtù in Philadelphia really want you to feel like you’ve taken a trip to the Abruzzo region by tasting their cuisine. The menu has been inspired by their experiences dining with family and friends there. The locally-sourced food takes its cues from one of Italy’s boldest regions, serving house-cured and butchered meats, pastas cut by hand and ragus that aren’t ready until they’ve simmered all day long. Le Virtù already makes you feel like you’re dining in someone's home—and takes that experience a step further this summer with their intimate chef’s table experience.

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The Rittenhouse Celebrates 25 Years of AAA Five Diamond Status

Feb 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

For the 25th consecutive year, The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia has received a AAA Five-Diamond honor. To celebrate the prestigious accolade, the property is debuting a new $10,000 package filled with indulgent spa treatments, custom jewelry and accommodations in their Park Suites.

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New Market Penthouses Ideal for Philly’s Location Savvy It-Crowd

Jan 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Surrounded by colleges, museums and a number of shopping and entertainment hotspots, Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood is an on-trend community for students, professionals and young families. And the neighborhood just got a major upgrade with the opening of 3601 Market, a luxury complex in the heart of the district. The building offers 363 residential units that range from chic 427-square-foot studios to expansive 1,543-square-foot penthouses.

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Philly's Vetri Restaurant Cracks Top 10 Best Restaurants in America

Dec 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

OpenTable released its list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2015 last week and Philly’s very own Vetri cracked the top 10. The list is tallied by using the site’s over five million restaurant reviews and whittling down 20,000 establishments to just 100. With over 1,100 reviews and a five-star rating, it’s no surprise that the rustic Vetri came in tenth. 

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$450M Live! Hotel and Casino Planned for Philly With Las-Vegas Style Offerings

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Soon Philadelphia residents will be saying hello to a new $450 million casino in the city’s Stadium District. Located at 900 Packer Avenue, the project was first awarded a gaming license in late 2014 but is finally now being developed by The Cordish Companies and Parx Casino. The privately financed property will feature a Las Vegas-style casino floor with over 125 table games, more than 2,000 slot machines and live entertainment venues.

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Local Artists Flock to DesignPhiladelphia to Shift Perceptions of the City

Sep 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Held annually since 2005, DesignPhiladelphia celebrates the city’s creative community, highlighting design, technology and businesses with a collaborative backbone. Taking place October 8-16, this year’s art event is centered on the theme of “Shift Everything” and will feature over 130 public programs, including exhibit openings and hands-on workshops. 

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Philly Museum of Art Features Renaissance Greats in New Exhibit

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you have a date coming up with someone you really want to impress, consider taking them to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to check out The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian. Not only will you look like an art genius, you may even learn a thing or two about some of the art world’s greatest talents. 

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The Four Seasons Transforms Into The Logan Hotel This November Following $28 Million Renovation

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Say goodbye to the Four Seasons and hello to the new Logan Hotel. Host Hotels & Resorts and Sage Hospitality have announced that their property, which is currently in the middle of a $28 million renovation, will be opening this November.

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The Lodge at Woodloch Makes Countryside Spa-ing a Chic Affair in Pennsylvania

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

A subtle sophistication permeates The Lodge at Woodloch. With a décor highlighted by earth tones, along with massive windows that bring nature inside, the opulent lodge is the idyllic setting for a relaxing vacation. Nestled in the pristine lake region of the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, is a luxurious destination spa in the country.

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These Are The Top 5 Affluent Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Aug 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Philadelphia is known for its wealth of history and culture, so it’s no wonder that affluent home buyers are looking to call the City of Brotherly Love home. In the last year, home values have risen 4.9 percent with a city median of only $118,900—it’s a buyer’s market.

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Enjoy a $1,500 Executive Chef’s Table in the Morgan's Pier Crow’s Nest

Jul 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Dining at the Chef’s Table is always a better experience no matter what restaurant you’re in, but the exclusive table at Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia is definitely standing tall above its competitors. Gather up 19 of your friends for the $1,500 dinner that takes place on the restaurant’s upper level, which is called the “Crow’s Nest,” and enjoy views of the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the jealous commoners below. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia Gets a $21.3M Facelift While Keeping its Historic Charm

Jun 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia will be getting a major facelift this coming fall. Carey Watermark Investors and Philadelphia Hospitality Partners acquired a majority stake in the hotel in a joint venture last month, and will be renovating the century-old building.

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Didn't Secure an Invite? Win a Seat to Philadelphia's Prestigious Dîner en Blanc

Jun 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’ve been dreaming of attending the Philadelphia edition of Dîner en Blanc, this could be your lucky year. The annual, white-themed picnic is one of the most prestigious events of the season—a who’s who of the city.

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Avenir’s Apartments Can Predict Your Future, And It Looks Pretty Damn Good

May 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you’re familiar with the French language at all, then you may recognize that Philadelphia’s newest residential building Avenir, means “future.” And now that its 180 modern apartments are finally open for lease, it can be your future. Developed by Scully Company and Alterra Property Group, Avenir is located in Center City and is merely steps away from Rittenhouse Square—plus, tons of restaurants and shops.

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