Fancy-Schmancy Loews

elevator bank hallwayA friend of mine was in town this weekend and stayed in the Loews Hotel at 12th and Market inside the PSFS building. What a visual treat! They did an incredible job with the restoration. The black and red marbles in the lobby are polished to slick, modern perfection. They kept some interesting details, such as the safe at the back of the reception area and original elevator banks. The new elevator banks on each floor (pictured) continue the black and deep orange color theme and combine well with the funky colorful carpet.

The upper floors have spectacular views, and the location is center city perfect. The convention center, Reading Terminal, Market East and The Gallery are right across the street. The historic sites, Old City, Broad Street and Rittenhouse Square are all walkable. Another plus: it’s pet friendly! For a nominal fee, your furry friend can come to with you.

If one is to travel to Philadelphia and willing to splurge a little, this is absolutely the place to be. It’s another world in there, adding an element of artsy luxury to the tourist experience.

2 Comments so far

  1. Marisa (unregistered) on August 6th, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

    Some friends of mine had their wedding reception on the top floor of the Loews, it was an amazing space with an incredible view.

  2. Andrea (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

    I was there last year when my sister-in-law stayed there. She chose it because she used to work in the building back in the 80s, and she kept commented on how different it looked and what a good job they did remodeling it.

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