OVERVIEW of Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
The Ritz Carlton brand is one of our favorites and The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia has recently completed a $25 million redesign which has restored its place at the top of the lodging options in city. Originally built as a reproduction of the Pantheon when it opened in 1908 as The Girard Trust Company, the stunning transformation tells a story of money and currency through neutral colors, textures and materials with pops of metallic and bronze. The updates to the iconic Philadelphia landmark include all new guest rooms and suites, Club Lounge and a refreshed lobby experience with a new restaurant, bar and lounge, Aqimero. The redesign includes more than 26,000 square feet of newly refreshed event space and 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
THE ROOMS at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
The 299 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites, feature distinct spaces for work and relaxation with luxurious fabrics in a welcoming neutral color palate. Colors of green and blue are introduced along side notes of bronze and nickel. Beds are draped in luxury linens, bathrooms feature Georgia marble and guests enjoy 24 hour in-room dining, complimentary overnight shoeshine, morning newspaper and in-room coffee.
The Club Level program offers spacious guest rooms with high ceilings and amazing views. The Club Lounge on the 30th floor is a delightful oasis with a dedicated concierge and continuous culinary offerings throughout the day.
DINING at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
Aqimera, the hotel’s lobby restaurant is helmed by acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval who meshes Latin American flavors with locally produced product. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers wood-fired grilled specialties, a sushi and ceviche bar, a raw bar, and an extensive mezcal collection. Start with a cocktail like a Pina Pastor; El Silencio Espadin mezcal – ancho reyes agave nectar – pineapple – cilantro. Then try one of their amazing ceviches like the Acapulco Style Shrimp Ceviche; shrimp – Habanero tomato sauce – red onion – coriander avocado – green oil – pickled red onions. You won’t want to miss something from the wood fired grill like the Jidori organic half chicken with one of their marinades like the Mojo; Cuban-style marinade of roasted garlic, citrus, lemongrass and herbs. Pair your meal with a selection from their reasonably priced wine list that includes offerings from Spain, Argentina and Chile and end your meal with a wonderful dessert choice like the Yuzu custard; matcha purée – almond daquoise – pulque sorbet.
THE SPA at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
The Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon offers a full range of treatments and salon services like the Curtain Call; warmed stone massage or Spotlight; a hibiscus and honey hydration wrap. The Tibetan Bowl Massage, inspired by an antique indigenous practice belonging to Traditional Tibetan Medicine, is exclusive to any other massage experience in Philadelphia
THE SERVICE at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
The hotel has an excellent children’s program called Ritz Kids, a fully equipped fitness center and the hotel is pet-friendly. And it has a Moet Chandon vending machine!
THE RATES at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
From $576 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY About Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
AAA Four Diamond Award
You’ll feel like you’re checking into the Pantheon when you enter this neoclassical hotel set in a century-old bank building. 9,000 tons of Georgia marble, much from Italy’s Carerra quarry where marble was mined for use in Michelangelo’s statue of “David” makes up the dramatic lobby. A 2016 renovation modernized both the lobby (textures reminiscent of currency, in a nod to the building’s banking past) and guest rooms (work and play spaces, set in a contemporary neutral palette with metallic touches) Fodor’s
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