Jul. 6th, 2010

Philadelphia: Top 5 Luxury Hotels

City Guides: A favorite among both business and leisure travelers because it is close to the financial and commercial districts, yet located in the heart of the city's finest shopping, dining and historical attractions the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is the height of luxury. All rooms include twice-daily housekeeping, with evening turndown service, a DVD/CD player with access to DVD and CD libraries, an iPod docking station in all suites, L'Occitane bath amenities, even special amenities just for kids. All guests get complementary access to the hotel's fitness center, including free weights, bicycles, treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, a whirlpool and a sauna, and an indoor 45-foot pool.

The Rittenhouse - not only is The Rittenhouse one of the most prestigious hotels in Philadelphia, it is also consistently ranked among the world's finest. The hotel's onsite restaurant, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, offers fine dining to please any palate. Among many other amenities, guests enjoy complementary use of the Adolf Biecker Health Club and Spa, in-room 42-inch HDTV's, twice-daily maid service, 24-hour room service and concierge staff, and washers, dryers and whirlpool tubs in selected suites. Pet lovers will be delighted to know that The Rittenhouse is pet-friendly. Want a complete Travel Quote including airfare, special hotel rates and FREE upgrades? Contact our Travel Specialist today!

The Morris House - built in 1787, The Morris House is a registered national historic landmark located in the city's Society Hill section, just two blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It is the only hotel in Center City with a private garden, which makes it a local favorite for hosting weddings, bar mitzvahs and other special events. A variety of rooms are available, including 15 unique deluxe rooms with high quality 600 count cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes and turn down service with Godiva chocolates. All rooms welcome guests with bottled water, Godiva demitasse chocolate squares, and a fresh flower. Most rooms have hardwood floors, and two luxury suites offer private sitting rooms.

Rittenhouse 1715 - with only 23 rooms, the Rittenhouse 1715 is a boutique hotel that caters to travelers who want an intimate, homey feeling while still enjoying all the amenities of a luxury hotel. It is located on a small, quiet street but is within walking distance of fine dining, world-class shopping, and cultural and historical attractions. The two-story Presidential Suite offers 37-inch Plasma TV's on each level, a powder room on first level, a bar area and refrigerator, a seamless glass shower with Grohe waterfall showerhead and a fireplace. All guests enjoy plush robes, marble bathrooms, triple sheeting and nightly turndown service, iPod hookups, large-screen plasma TV's, Molton Brown bath amenities, 24-hour concierge service, complimentary wine every evening served in the Drawing Room, and a Lavish Continental Breakfast each morning.

Omni Hotel at Independence Park - located in Society Hill and overlooking Independence National Historic Park, the Omni offers European-style luxury accommodations in the heart of America's birthplace. The Penthouse Suite has a master bedroom with a four-poster canopy king bed, a bathroom with double vanity, marble shower and a Jacuzzi tub, a parlor room with 20-foot cathedral ceilings, a wet bar and a dining area with a glass table for 10. The hotel's Lux Spa and Fitness facility is a 6,500 square foot luxury spa and fitness center, with four Treatment Rooms, a private Spa Party Room, an Aveda Retail Store, a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal training, a heated indoor pool, a whirlpool and a sauna.
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