Feel like a VIP in Philadelphia
Throughout its rich colourful and sometime turbulent history Philadelphia has managed to retain strong traditions whilst absorbing and endorsing contemporary culture. A vibrant cosmopolitan city, backdrop to some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies and stage for some of the world’s most famous names in music, fashion and sport; Philadelphia offers some of the best star quality on the US east coast and there are plenty of places where the visitor can enjoy a real VIP experience.
Award Winning Flavours
Renowned for its cheesesteak sandwich and soft pretzels, Philadelphia has embraced a variety of culinary cultures to offer some of the finest dining experiences to be found in North America.
Vetri - an Italian upscale restaurant is rated one of the 10 top restaurants in the U.S. for 2012 according to Zagat.com. Ideal for private dining or catering for up to 120 people, you can also enjoy wine pairing to accompany your Italian dish at Vetri.
Lacroix - is known as one of the “World’s Best Hotel Dining Rooms” by Gourmet magazine. The international background of Executive Restaurant Chef Jon Cichon blends together a variety of authentic foods, including Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Japanese, and American, to generate his own infusion. Take front row seat at the chefs table where you can learn and see a lively culinary performance just a few feet away while enjoying exquisite wine suggested by their Sommelier, Eric Simonis.
Amada -- This award-winning Spanish restaurant in Center City is led by one of the country’s most distinguished talents, Chef Jose Garces, who gives his guests earthy, Mediterranean Spanish flavours and has been rated the top best restaurant to go to in Philadelphia for the past six years by Philadelphia Magazine, Philly Style, and Mainline Today.
Talked About Nightlife
G Lounge - Receive VIP services, VIP guest rooms, VIP treatment and European bottle service. This urban hangout is in the heart of Rittenhouse Square. Visiting celebs such as Snoop Dogg and Madonna, and professional athletes such as Philadelphia Eagles players Joselio Hanson and DeSean Jackson come to G not only for the amazing drinks and DJs but also for the attractive, authentic scenery.
Continental - This trendy 70’s-style restaurant offers a menu of global tapas. Fall in love with the lobster mac ‘n cheese or try the Teriyaki filet mignon with wasabi mashed potatoes (two of their most popular meals). Whilst renowned for its divine cuisine, sample their cocktail menu which offers an impressive libation from the custom made mid-town mocha (Van Gogh-double expresso vodka & chocolate milk with a chocolate-dipped cookie stick) to traditional martinis, as well as beer and wine. With this well regarded food and drink mix, they often serve to various celebrities such as a then “happy” Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.
Sugar House Casino - A 24-hour gaming experience, downtown Sugarhouse, Philadelphia’s first casino (located on North Delaware Avenue), offers entertainment and a wide selection of table games and slots, anything from pennies to big bills. Don’t worry about transportation guests can catch a free ride on the Sugarhouse Express. The service offers transportation from several areas in the City to and from the casino.
Sit Back and Relax
Following a night out, you can relax at the Arrow Swim club, Philadelphia’s only private poolside where visitors can lounge under the city sun, laze in a hammock, or simply work on their tan. Guests can also enjoy cocktails, listen to live music and eat lunch under the refined sundeck. Or relax by the pool while taking in the beautiful Philadelphia skyline at The Sheraton University City hotel which features an outdoor seasonal pool.
Feeling nippy? The Four Seasons Hotel has an indoor pool, which is set comfortably at an average temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounded with tropical plants and a whirlpool is nearby. Alternatively enjoy a private spa experience in the couple’s suite at The Four Seasons Hotel Spa.
More than a Place to Rest your Head
If you have a head for heights then ask the Four Seasons Hotel for a VIP room on the seventh floor that includes private veranda and a panoramic view up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A Four Seasons Hotel average room size is 70 square-meters, making it one of the largest hotel rooms in Philadelphia.
Premium guest rooms at Penn’s View Hotel have jacuzzis and fireplaces in the rooms. If you want to dine close by you can enjoy dinner inside the hotel at Ristorante Panorama, which is home to the world’s largest wine preservation “Cruvinet” system. The wine bar offers more than 150 wines by the glass and has been awarded Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence," Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" and Sante' Magazine's "Wine Hospitality Award For Fine Dining."
Enjoy a spa service in your guestroom! Palomar a Kimpton hotel located in the upmarket Rittenhouse Square neighbourhood, invites visitors to experience a truly pleasurable stay in their stylish, eco-friendly hotel’s 94 guestrooms, 19 Spa Rooms, and 17 suites. Palomar in-room spa services conveniently assists you with wild-crafted, organic and natural ingredients, all devoted to nourishing your skin and senses in your own guestroom!
Brag About Tours
Taste 4 Travel Tour - Get a full taste of Philadelphia on a one-of-a-kind culinary tour at the famous Italian Market led by Chef Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly, who was not only born and raised in Philadelphia but began her culinary career here. This three-hour tour includes personal encounters with stops at DiBruno Brothers, Talluto’s Pasta, Pat’s King of Steaks, Slice Pizzeria, and Isgro’s famous bakery. Guests enjoy a taste of Philly while taking in the history of the market.
American Sails Tour - If you are in a beachy mood, you can feel tropical in the City by going on a private sail down the Delaware River. You have the option of a relaxing sail during the day, a sunset sail with wine and cheese during the evening, or even a quiet moonlight sail, all of which offers great viewings of the skyline of Philadelphia.