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First Look: New Home2Suites Hotel Opens Tuesday With High Convention Center Hopes

It always happens this way with new construction. A site looks like a pile of steel beams for months and overnight a real building emerges. […]

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Rittenhouse Hotel’s Luxury Park Suites, Designed by Alexandra Champalimaud

The Rittenhouse Hotel, which was acquired last year by the Hersha Hotel group, hired vaunted hospitality interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud to fashion five third-floor suites […]

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New Bar Comes to the Rittenhouse Hotel

The Rittenhouse Hotel was purchased a year ago by the Hersha Hotel chain but only recently have enhancements been visible. Now open is the Library […]

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AC’s Historic Madison House Hotel Goes for $1.25M Below Asking Price

Four million dollars–that’s all it took for a Florida investor, Eli Hadad, to purchase the grand Madison House Hotel at auction. When the 121,000-square-foot property […]

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Ritz-Carlton Condo With Stunning Second Empire Views

City Hall is one of Philadelphia’s most distinctive and exquisite buildings, and though there’s plenty of opportunity to get news about what happens inside, it’s […]

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Rittenhouse Hotel Renovation Begins: Biecker to Leave, Lacroix to Stay

Though the Hersha Hotel chain bought the Rittenhouse Hotel more than a year ago, the visible rehab and renovation efforts are quite recent. Today, smartly […]

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Brook Lenfest Accused in W Hotel Real Estate Deal–Again

Brook J. Lenfest, scion of philantropist Gerry Lenfest and owner of the Chestnut Street site slated to be the new Starwood Element/W Hotel, is in […]

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The Warwick’s Bartender, Don Rickles, Is Going Blu in the Face

Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia — that’s the new name for the classic Center City hotel, which will get upgraded guest rooms and a new lobby. But they should probably keep the bartender.

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Speculating on Stephen Starr’s Hotels

Stephen Starr has been talking about hotels for years. This Philadelphia Business Journal article has Starr getting into the hotel business back in 2004. But […]

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Stephen Starr Wants to Open Two Boutique Hotels in Philadelphia

Stephen Starr kicked off ThinkFest on Friday night in a conversation with Philadelphia magazine editor Tom McGrath. Of course he had several interesting things to […]

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The Menu: Red Owl Tavern

We’ve been keeping our eye on the progress over at the Red Owl Tavern, going into what appears to be the bottom two floors of […]

City Life

On Our Gaydar: Las Vegas

This isn’t your grandfather’s Vegas. While it still swings, the legendary town’s Rat Pack vibe has been usurped by an LGBT-friendly scene thanks to the […]

City Life

Orbitz Does Q and Gay

Philly friend Miss Richfield 1981 explains why not all travel sites are created equal in a new ad touting “Q and Gay” from Orbitz just in […]

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Help Wanted: Chef to Drive Ginormous Restaurant on Independence Square

  Uwishunu has a bunch of slick rendering of the upcoming Hotel Monaco that is coming to 5th and Chestnut Streets. Included in the 268 […]

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Beer Money, Cheap(er) Wine, Royal Cakes and Breakfasts, Starbucks, and Where Stormtroopers Go On Their Nights Off

Need statistical proof that Starbucks will soon own every street corner in America? Then check out the report from Technomic which ranked it as the […]