Hotel Palomar Goes Vegas for ActionAIDS Charity

Attention high rollers: Forget Atlantic City or Las Vegas. For one night only, ActionAIDS, Pennsylvania’s largest AIDS service organization, is transforming Philadelphia’s Hotel Palomar into a glitzy casino — all for a good cause.

Philanthropic “gamblers” are invited to attend Glamsino Royale, an evening of food, games, and music, on Feb 27.  The 24th and 25th floors of Hotel Palomar will be transformed into a  casino paradise, where guests can try their hands at Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, or Texas Hold ‘Em.  If gambling isn’t your jam, no worries: There will be plenty of booze from the likes of Yards Brewing Company, J. Lohr Vineyards, and Philadelphia Distilling, along with light bites from the Palomar’s Square 1682.  There will also be plenty of raffles and prizes, including Kimpton Hotel vacations, up for grabs.

As an added bonus, Project Runway star Viktor Luna will be in attendance, speaking about his HIV status and his ongoing advocacy for awareness.

The evening is part of Kimpton Hotel’s “Red Ribbon Campaign,” explains Hotel Palomar’s General Manager James Adamson.  “As a company, we’re passionate about championing the fight against HIV and AIDS. At Hotel Palomar Philadelphia we’re honored to partner with ActionAIDS, whose mission is to ensure that no one with AIDS walks alone,” he says.

Tickets can be purchased via the event’s website, include five casino chips, cocktails, and food.  Additional chips can be purchased at the event, and all proceeds from the evening benefit ActionAIDS, so even if Lady Luck isn’t on your side, everyone still wins!

Thu., Feb 27, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., $50, Hotel Palomar, 117 S. 17th St.