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The new approach was a way for Cichon to create focus for the 15-year old Lacroix, and to impart a fresh sensibility to a restaurant with a reputation for being traditional. “When we switched to the single ingredient, it was a way for us to mix it up,” he says. “We always changed, maybe a dish a week. There was no rhyme or reason. But this way, with a brand new menu about every thirty days, it was a way for us to keep it fresh and avoid monotony." 

via Food & Wine

The Rise of the One-Ingredient Tasting Menu

"The Rittenhouse is now the only hotel in town still offering daily tea in its own dedicated space. Named the Mary Cassatt Tea Room after a few of the artist’s sketches that hang on the wall and the hotel’s location on the site of her brother’s townhouse, it faces a garden terrace that adds six tables in nice weather."

via Philly.com

The best places in Philadelphia for afternoon tea

"Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Hotel earns some of the highest ratings on TripAdvisor and other hotel review sites as it pretty much checks all the desired boxes, with a friendly staff that greets each guest by name, and the welcome champagne with chocolate-covered strawberries that’s always a big hit. Its location is arguably the very best address in the city, with suites overlooking Rittenhouse Square, but if where you’re going isn’t within walking distance and you don&...

8 Best Philadelphia Hotels for a Memorable Trip

The Library Bar at The Rittenhouse is recognized by The Drink Nation as one of the best cocktail bars in Philadelphia. via The Drink Nation

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse is named one of Curbed's 25 Essential Philly Hotels. via Curbed

25 Essential Hotels in Philly You Should Check out

The Rittenhouse is named among Condé Nast's Top Hotels for the New York State and Mid-Atlantic Region. Read More

The Rittenhouse Named a Top Hotel in New York State and The Mid-Atl...

The Rittenhouse Hotel and Hersha Hospitality Trust are pleased to announce that the renowned hotel’s award-winning fine dining restaurant, Lacroix, was recognized by USA Today and 10Best.com as one of the country’s top ten hotel restaurants. Read the full press release.

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse Recognized as Top Hotel Restaurant in th...

"Visitors to Pennsylvania looking for the best hotel in Philadelphia will undoubtedly stumble upon the Rittenhouse Hotel on Rittenhouse Square, at the heart of the city. Celebrated as the best hotel in Philadelphia, the Rittenhouse hotel is indeed the best luxury hotel in the city center. It sets the standards against which every other luxury hotels in Philadelphia are being measured. The Rittenhouse received a Four Star Award from Forbes magazine and is constantly ranking number one on TripAdvisor for Philadelphia’s hotels." via Luxe Digital.

The Sumptuous Rittenhouse Hotel In Philadelphia

"No matter how much you’re in need of a getaway, sometimes things like responsibilities, expenses and work schedules interrupt that fantasy of yours. But you don’t have to go far to find rest, relaxation and a little escape. Philly is the perfect city for a staycation, thanks to its rich history, culture, theatre and to-die-for food scene. Plus, it’s home to luxury hotels like The Rittenhouse, which offer all of the amenities you need for a rejuvenating staycation."
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Here's the Perfect Spot for a Luxe City Staycation

"Renovations worth upwards of $10 million are underway for the 118-room luxury hotel that first opened in 1989. The final round of updates involves a complete redesign of 96 rooms – new furnishings, design elements and technology, among others." via the Philadelphia Business Journal

The Rittenhouse hotel to get $10M update, 'last piece' of yearslong...

"The Rittenhouse Hotel is a Forbes Four Star Venue and a fashionable location for couples who want to host a lavish traditional wedding. The Grand Ballroom is an elegant space that can accommodate up to 275 guests with ease, featuring open windows that provide natural light by day and stunning chandeliers that supply romantic and subdued lighting by night."

via Vacation Idea

25 Unforgettable Event Venues in Philadelphia

"The Rittenhouse leaves no nook undecked for the holidays—by Black Friday, the Christmas tree and menorah are up in the lobby, the pastry team is drawing gingerbread house blueprints designed after Philly landmarks, and Jon Cichon, executive chef of Lacroix, is planning his menu for the restaurant’s epic Christmas Day brunch."

via Philadelphia Style

4 Philly Chefs Share Their Secrets to Flawless Holiday Entertaining

"From the moment you step onto the property, it's clear that the Rittenhouse experience is of a different class. A recipient of the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award, the hotel's facade belies the grandeur within."

Via Just Luxe

The Rittenhouse: Where Old World Glamour Meets Modern Luxe

"The Rittenhouse is one of those rare properties that’s big enough to house a community of artisans that anticipate the needs of guests without being overwhelming. Everything is nestled in hideaways that are there if you want them, but not in your face. This creates a sense of freedom that you can have without leaving the front doors."

via The Huffington Post

The Rittenhouse's Love Letter to Philadelphia

"We recently had the opportunity to experience Lacroix’s Sunday Brunch buffet, and the attention to detail and culinary know-how that went into every single one of the more than 50 offerings was truly stunning." Read more at TheDailyMeal.

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse: Offering One of America’s Finest, Most ...

"While we Philadelphians might be known for our aggressive sports fandom and proclivity toward a steak “whiz wit” on a fresh Amoroso roll, the City of Brotherly Love offers so much more."

via VOGUE.

An Insider's Guide to Philadelphia

"This past weekend, The Rittenhouse played host to a truly epic wedding — one where The Chainsmokers performed for the bride and groom." Read the full article on Metro.us.

The Chainsmokers perform at a Philly Wedding

"Located on leafy Rittenhouse Square, the Rittenhouse Hotel is Philly's classic hotel, and it's fresh from a $10 million makeover."

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10 Best Things to Do in Philly That Don't Just Include Eating a Che...

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club's luxurious indoor pool receives a nod in Metro's "Where to Swin in Philadelphia."

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Where to Swim in Philadelphia

Zagat includes Lacroix's creation as one of the nine lobster rolls to try in Philadelphia.

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9 Must Try Lobster Rolls in Philly

The Food Network includes the Library Bar as one of 20 stunning hotel bars around the country. 

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20 Stunning Hotel Bars Around the Country

"There are just very different cutting-edge, contemporary-style offices going up in that area," says Frank Marandino, chief concierge at The Rittenhouse Hotel."

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6 Unique Philadelphia Neighborhoods

"Lacroix, the luxe restaurant inside the Rittenhouse Hotel headed by chef Jon Cichon, is celebrating more than just their new spring menu. Cichon and his team will be taking a trip to New York’s famed James Beard House in June, and they’re celebrating at home with a return of their vegetable-focused, outdoor pop-up restaurant, Aubergine."


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Lacroix Chef Jon Cichon Guests at James Beard House, Celebrates wit...

Philadelphia’s Most Iconic Hotel and Jewelry Brand Join Forces to Raise Money for Autism Speaks.

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THE RITTENHOUSE PARTNERS WITH LAGOS TO CELEBRATE PRIVATE-LABEL CAVI...

Erin O'Hearn is making waves at the Rittenhouse Spa and Club's new aquatic fitness class, water barre.

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FYI Philly: Making Waves at Water Barre

Fox29 Good Day host, Alex Holley, stopped by The Mary Cassatt Tea Room for her weekly "Alex Around Town" segment to indulge in our floral themed tea service. 

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"Alex Around Town: Going to the flower show to see -- and drink – t...

"If you’re on the hunt for a swanky city venue—especially one where your guests can go to bed directly above your party—you should put it on your list to check out."

via Philadelphia Wedding

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The Rittenhouse Hotel Just Unveiled Their Beautiful New Ballroom

An interview with Hai Tran, who became the beverage director and sommelier at the Rittenhouse Hotel in November 2016.

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Behind the Bar: Hai Tran of The Rittenhouse Hotel

This wine-as-art extravaganza is 'a pretty big deal'.

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With Big Bordeaux event, Philly to showcase world's top-quality wines

"Lily's Café is the larger of Lacroix’s two private dining spaces, boasting unbeatable views of Rittenhouse Square Park. The sophisticated space is decorated with moss-green chaises for up to 32 guests."

Via Philadelphia Style Magazine

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Gorgeous Dining Rooms Perfect for Hosting Private Holiday Parties

Via the Philadelphia Business Journal 

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Rittenhouse Hotel to Undergo More Renovations

"Situated in a covetable location on Rittenhouse Square, just across the road from one of the city's oldest parks, the Rittenhouse is Philadelphia’s bastion of heritage-breed luxury. Colossal rooms, a modern restaurant and a sanctuary-like spa make it one of the best places to stay in town."

Via The Telegraph 

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The Rittenhouse Reviewed by The Telegraph

Via FooBooz

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A quick look at Scarpetta at The Rittenhouse

"Proving that luxury has no bounds, one of Philly’s leading hotels has upped the extravagance on its accommodations..."

Via Philadelphia Style 

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What Are the Newest Developments Around Philly This Year?

Via Wear We Went

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STAY: The Rittenhouse

Via 6ABC News

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Local businesses offer deals and discounts ahead of DNC

Via Philly.com

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Scarpetta aims for September opening in Rittenhouse Hotel

Via Wine Enthusiast 

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Where to Eat & Drink through the Democratic National Convention

Via Forbes.com

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5 Best Hotels for 4th of July Weekend

Via Philadelphia Magazine

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Via Philadelphia Style Magazine

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5 Gin Cocktails That Will Give You All the Summer Feels

Via FooBooz

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Lacroix’s Jon Cichon to Host Pop-Up Restaurant

Philadelphia’s Finest Luxury Hotel Unveils new Rooms and Suites following announcements of new Retail and Restaurant. 

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THE RITTENHOUSE PREMIERS BRAND-NEW R FLOOR

Via Harper's Bazaar

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#THELIST: WHERE WE SUMMER

Via The Wall Street Journal 

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New York’s Best Sommelier Hails From Philly

via Philadelphia Wedding

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The Rittenhouse Spa & Club is Now Offering a Really Awesome Beauty ...

Via Zagat

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Our Plan for Philly Wine Week

via Zagat

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5 Laid-Back Weekday Breakfasts

via Forbes.com

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Seven Luxury Travel Experiences In Philadelphia

via Forbes.com

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Why The Democratic National Convention Is Coming To Philadelphia

via Philly Voice

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At Habitat's ReStore, your bargain helps build a home for someone i...

via Travel + Leisure 

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How to Visit Philly Like a Movie Star

Scarpetta - Coming Summer 2016! 

via Philly.com 

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Scarpetta, a posh Italian restaurant, opening in Rittenhouse Hotel

The Rittenhouse Diamond Package featured on Pursuitist.

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A Hotel Suite & Custom Diamond Jewelry? Sign Us Up

Field Guide: The 10 Sexiest Hotels in Philadelphia

via Philadelphia Magazine, Shoppist

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Field Guide: The 10 Sexiest Hotels in Philadelphia

Chef concierge of The Rittenhouse, Frank Marandino is featured in this article from Philly.com on the 'Bleisure' traveler. 

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"'Bleisure': In town for business, staying for pleasure"

via luxeadventuretraveler.com 

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16 Places to Travel in 2016

On Sunday, January 31st, The Rittenhouse is opening its wine cellar and hosting a special tasting event. 

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Cellar Tasting Event

via Philly.com

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The Trendlet: Shimmery Lids

via Philadelphia Wedding 

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Local Bridal Guide: 7 Spas In Philly & the ‘Burbs That Can Pamper Y...

via Philly.com 

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Holiday Fashion: Blues, pinks, purples and icy chic

via Philadelphia Magazine - Be Well Philly + Shoppist 

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The Frazzled Philadelphian’s Guide to Relaxation: 58 Ways to Chill ...

via 6ABC Action News

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Movember Comes To An End

via Philadelphia Magazine + Shoppist 

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Holiday Shopping Guide: 26 Best Gifts to Give in Philly

via Philadelphia Style 

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The Billionaire's Guide to Spending 48 Hours in Philadelphia

via Thrillist.com  

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The Female Bartenders You Need to Know in Philly

via PhiladelphiaStyle.com

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Where to Sip Tea Around Philly For Every Occasion

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque Provides Insight on This Season’s Hottest Hair Looks

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Understanding The Under Trends

"Meet the new Philly, brimming with energy and confidence, proud of it's cultural and historical heritage." 

By LA Times writer, Alison Shore

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Philadelphia's Bright Spirit

Via Philly.com - The Insider 

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Rittenhouse Hotel's Wine Guy Really Knows His Stuff

Wine Director Justin Timsit has reached the rank of Advanced Sommelier after successfully completing a grueling examination process with the internationally-recognized Court of Master Sommeliers. 

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Wine Director Justin Timsit Elevated to Advanced Sommelier

103 Beautiful Dishes: The Most Visually Exciting Food in America Right Now

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Lacroix featured on Grubstreet.com: 103 Beautiful Dishes

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque is featured on the cover of the May issue of American Spa Magazine. 

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The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque is featured on ...

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque is now open! 

Come Indulge in the Luxury Wellness Lifestyle. 

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Everything You Wanted to Know and More

All you need to know about the new Rittenhouse Spa & Club opening on September 15th, 2014. 

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club Fact Sheet

The Rittenhouse is now accepting an exclusive number of memberships for the highly anticipated Rittenhouse Club, which will open on September 15th, 2014. 

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club Membership

The Rittenhouse Announces New Spa, Health Club and Salon: First of its Kind in Philadelphia

Spa Announcement - First of its Kind in Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse introduces new level of modern luxury with five distinctly unique park suites designed by Alexandra Champalimaud

Park Suites Announcement

The Rittenhouse debuts new Library Bar and expanded afternoon tea services at Mary Cassatt Tea Room

Library Bar Debut

The Rittenhouse has again been named the best hotel in both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania in the 2018 US News & World Report annual hotel rankings.

via U.S. News Travel

The Rittenhouse Named Best Hotel In Philadelphia and Pennsylvania

"Consistently recognized as one of the world’s finest places to stay by industry sources such as AAA and Travel and Leisure, The Rittenhouse has become one of the most awarded hotel properties in Philly. Stay in its signature Rittenhouse Suite, and the level of luxury only grows with prime views overlooking Rittenhouse Square, two-and-a-half marble bathrooms and a full kitchen." via Visit Philly


 

The Best Boutique Hotels, Penthouses and Presidential Suites in Phi...

"This elegant bar tucked in the Rittenhouse Hotel in Center City displays its collection of books throughout the bar. You are free to pick up and browse a book, but the literary references on their cocktail menu are what true book lovers will enjoy." via Supercall

10 Best Book-Themed Bars for Literary Nerds

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse is recognized as one of 10 Best Restaurants for Private Dining. via Zagat

Best Restaurants and Bars for Private Dining in Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Lebrecque's Infinity Sun Spray Tan service is named Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly - Airbrush Tan.

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Best Airbrush Tan | Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly

"A recipient of the Forbes Four Star award, The Rittenhouse Hotel leaves patrons feeling pampered with its impeccable hospitality, which even includes a Jaguar car service." 

via PureWow.com

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The Best Hotel in Every Single State

Owning the best address in the city, The Rittenhouse Hotel has long been the standard against which to measure Philly's other luxury hotels. 

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2017 Annual Hotel Rankings (#1 in PA)

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Top Hotels in New York State and The Mid-Atlantic: Readers' Choice ...

"World class amenities include a health club with an indoor pool and sauna, 24 hour concierge service and 8479 square feet of event space. Rooms feature plush pillow top mattresses, duvets and down pillows."

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TravelThe Top 10 Luxury Boutique Hotels In The US

Via Wine Spectator 

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The List: Lacroix wins "Best of award of excellence"

Via Philadelphia Magazine

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Best of Philly: Best Escape Massage - The Quartet at The Rittenhouse

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The Rittenhouse receives 3-stars as one of the world's best wine lists

Via FSR.com

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Best Restaurants in Philadelphia

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Forbes Travel Guide 2016 Star Award Winners

The Rittenhouse ranks #1 on the list of the best hotels in Pennsylvania by US News & World Report. 

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Best Hotels in Pennsylvania

The Rittenhouse ranks #48 on the list of the best hotels in the US by Huffington Post. 

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The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

The Rittenhouse was named the best hotel in the state of Pennsylvania by the BusinessInsider.com. 

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The Best Hotel In Every State

Top 20 Hotels in NY State & the Mid-Atlantic: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

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Condé Nast Traveler Top 20 Hotels

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque was voted "Best of Philly 2015: Men's Grooming."

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Best of Philly 2015

The Rittenhouse ranks in the top 25 for World's Best Hotel's by Travel + Leisure Magazine. 

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Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2015

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse receives Wine Spectators prestigious "Best of Award of Excellence" for 2015.

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Wine Spectator: Best of Award of Excellence

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque was named one of the 12 best new spas in the United States by Fodor's Travel.

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The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque was Named One o...

The Rittenhouse was voted one of the World's Best Business Hotels by Travel + Leisure.

The Rittenhouse was Voted One of the World's Best Business Hotels b...

The Rittenhouse was voted #28 in the ‘Best Hotels in the Northeast: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014’ by Condé Nast Traveler.

The Rittenhouse was voted #28 in the ‘Best Hotels in the Northeast:...

Elite Traveler titles The Rittenhouse P5 Suite one of the Top 101 Suites of 2014

Elite Traveler: Top 101 Suites of 2014

The Rittenhouse is rated the best hotel in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report.

The Rittenhouse is Rated the Best Hotel in Philadelphia and Pennsyl...

Newly opened Park Suites at The Rittenhouse Were Named Some of the Most Luxurious Hotel Suites in the World

Most Luxurious in the World

"We travel to learn, and there’s no better place to pick up some new knowledge than a library bar. If you’re staying at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philly, be sure to check out the Library Bar, one of our favorite nerdy literary-themed bars."

via Supercall.

The Best Hotel Bar in All 50 States