Neil Stein, Hotelier?

Neil Stein is out of jail and has some big ideas. But first he had Peking Duck in Chinatown.

Stein, 65, said that he wanted to create a high-end, boutique hotel called Wow with computers and flat-screen televisions in every room, with a bistro, rooftop club, limo service, Philadelphia’s best spa, and – in place of a check-in desk – a concierge service to escort guests to their rooms.

Or he’d try franchising Rouge, the bistro he created on Rittenhouse Square, perhaps opening versions in Miami Beach or the Georgetown section of Washington.

Out of the Big House, bearing some big ideas [Philadelphia Inquirer]