The Ritz-Carlton of Philadelphia
10 Avenue of the Arts, 215/523-8000,
In its prime location on the Avenue of the Arts, the Ritz-Carlton is the epitome of luxury. The five-diamond hotel occupies the historic former Girard/Mellon Bank building. The lobby—with its domed ceiling, marble floors, and grand columns—is absolutely breathtaking. All of the 330 guest rooms offer the ultimate in luxury—as they should, starting at $399 a night.
The Ritz is also home to the full-service D’Ambra Day Spa & Salon and the Rotunda lounge in the lobby, offering a full bar, snacks, and an elegant tea service for $40 per person on Sunday afternoons. If you want to either eat or work out in the middle of the night, you can take advantage of the extensive room service menu and fitness center, both available 24 hours a day.
The Grill restaurant features upscale American cuisine and the Vault lounge has premium cigars and cocktails. Basically, the Ritz has everything that anyone could possibly desire.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition