Our Eagle Eye Is Not Blind To Philly's Fabulousness
It's no secret the Philadelphia Eagles aren't repping the NFC East to the fullest these days--their offense is so bad Benjamin Franklin has risen from the belly of Lincoln Financial Field to harness some electricity (and bifocals) for the teams key players. We kid! Still, what the city is lacking in football fortune it's making up for it in the hospitality sector.
Not only did they bring the fab Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Philadelphia last year to the historic area of Center City, but they've created what can be described as a seriously grown and sexy rooftop scene with their Stratus bar. It's open year-round, so if you haven't been, they've got heated banquettes and a now working fireplace which will keep you toasty. Plus Kimpton has introduced the "Raid the Bar" amenity for their loyalty program. Now Kimpton InTouch members can use their $10 credit per visit toward a delicious craft cocktail or drink of choice at a Kimpton bar. And remember, there are two Kimptons in Philly. (Rates from $199)
If you're looking for luxury, there's the Sofitel Philadelphia, which seems like the sophisticated European secret near Rittenhouse Square. It's all French, all the time right down to bell staff wishing you a "bonjour". And taking inspiration from Paris, they're bringing the French Art of Living to your home this month with #SoBoutique, their bed and linens line. So that fluffy duvet is yours if you want it, madam. (Rates from $156)
Don't forget the Home2 Suites by Hilton-Convention Center, the largest of the brand since the label was created in 2011. The nine-story, 248-suite hotel, which opened in August, is located across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City, a prime location for tourists and professionals alike.
Part of a $60 million mixed-used project featuring more than 9,750 square feet of retail and restaurant space including the soon-to-come BurgerFi and Center City's first Panera Bread. Tourists will love that it's within walking distance of attractions like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The brand continues to offer their free hot breakfast and Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, but truthfully, we see more of the latter business going across the street to Reading Market for Philly delicacies and food smorgasbords.
So, when you're not crying over an Eagles game (sorry, we keep going there) guests can enjoy the indoor saline pool, or spend time in the multimedia game room equipped with Wii consoles. Madden NFL 13, anyone? (Rates from $158)
Hey, we're always rooting for the underdog. So, show Philly some love and throw them a bone (or a pass..something).
[Photos: Sofitel/Hilton Hotels]