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The Rittenhouse Hotel 210 West Rittenhouse Square - PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 Reservations - 1-877-465-3368

Cassatt Tea Lounge is located near the lobby area of the hotel. Surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers on three sides, with the other side having floor to ceiling glass doors that lead to a beautiful outdoor garden. The feeling is light and airy. Guests can enjoy tea, cocktails or conversation inside or out. The Rittenhouse Hotel is located in center city Philadelphia on Rittenhouse Square, a historic city park. The area is up-scale residential, within walking distance of the business district, the theatre and retail shops. The hotel has received the AAA 5-Diamond Award for six consecutive years, and offers guests world-class accommodations and service.

Chosen by Andrew Harper in his "Hideaway Report" as one of the best six urban sanctuaries in the world, The Rittenhouse offers two distinct restaurants, two lounges, high tea daily, state-of-the-art health club and spa with indoor pool, 24 hour room service and concierge staff. All rooms are oversized, often considered the size of junior suites. World-renowed Executive Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, winner of the James Beard Mid-Atlantic Chef of the Year 2001, has created a new restaurant, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse. Succulent cuisine with an inventive French-influence served in a relaxed elegant room with views of Rittenhouse Square."

The Rittenhouse is within walking distance of great attractions such as the Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, Please Touch Museum, and the Historic District. Awards won by The Rittenhouse Hotel: ; AAA Five Diamond Award ; Mobil Four Star Award March 1994; International Travel Magazine "100 Best Hotels In The World" August ; Lodging Hospitality "Lodging's 400 top performers" December 1994; Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report "Urban sanctuaries of the year, one of six in the world listed" February 1995; The Discerning Traveler "Romantic Hideaways 1995. One of six in the world listed" ; Goldbook "Top cities and hotels in the world. Only hotel in Philadelphia featured. September 1995; Robb Report "Listed as a great escape" November ; Conde Nast "Top 25 city hotels in the U.S.A. 1995; Resorts & Great Hotels International Guide to the World's Best ; Wine Spectator Award of Excellence "Best wine lists in the world" ; Dirona Award "Distinguished restaurants of North America" ; Conde Nast "The Gold List/Best Places to Stay in the World" ;America's Wonderful Little Hotel & Inns "Only hotel listed in Philadelphia" 1995; Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide "Hotel of the Year" 1996; Travel Digest "One of the 50 best hotels in the world" ; The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences "Five Star Diamond Award. One of a hundred hotels worldwide" ; "Five Star Service Super Star Hotel"

Area Attractions: Philadelphia Museum of Art - The Philadelphia Museum of Art, founded in 1876, is unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of a full range of both fine and applied arts from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Spanning over 2,000 years, the collections include masterpieces of painting, sculpture, prints, and drawings, as well as a wide range of furniture, silver, glasswork, architectural elements, and entire furnished rooms from historic houses. The striking neoclassical building provides an oasis of beauty, and a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages, just minutes from center city Philadelphia. 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19101

The Franklin Institute - America's premier science museum, the Franklin Institute is and entire city block filled with excitement for people of all ages. Here on Philadelphia's picturesque Benjamin Franklin Parkway, you'll find hundreds of hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, high tech theatres, and constantly changing special programs designed to open the world of science to you. Science Center. Experience the science of yesterday and today with our famous hand-on exhibits. Mandell Futures Center.

See how science and technology will shape your future. Tuttleman Omniverse Theater. Witness science brought brilliantly to life in the world's most advanced motion picture system. Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Please Touch Museum - Delight children ages one to seven with a hands-on museum experience they won't forget. At Please Touch Museum, children are encouraged to learn by doing. Investigate MOVE IT!...Climb aboard the "Rocket Express" Monorail and other transportation vehicles. Examine Kid's Creations...Look at art by and for children. It may inspire you to create your own masterpiece. Travel Foodtastic Journey...Move through the food loop, from farm to supermarket to kitchen. Explore Nature's Nursery...Roll down a hill. Smell the flowers. Discover Studio PTM...See yourself on television. 210 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Rodin Museum - Largest collection of Rodin sculptures and drawings outside of Paris, including "The Thinker," "The Burghers of Calais" and the "Gates of Hell." Tuesday - Sunday, 10AM - 5PM. Donation. 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Historic Philadelphia - Philadelphia has an enormous diversity of attractions to offer families on vacation. Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. While at Independence National Historic Park, stop at the Visitor's Center, to see "Independence," a 28-minute film directed by John Huston. It brings America's history alive between the years 1774 to 1796. Walk across Chestnut Street to Franklin Court to see a "ghost structure" of steel beams outlining the site where Benjamin Franklin's house stood.

Visit the Betsy Ross House, home of the fabled flag-maker, for a close-up view of how colonials lived. Go around the corner to Fireman's Hall. It's a historically accurate restoration of an 1876 firehouse with two stories of exhibits. The Academy of Natural Sciences - Discover Dinosaurs! You will find more than a dozen of them including Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don't miss "Outside In," the hands-on nature center, and "What on Earth!" the geology and gem exhibition. Monday - Friday, 10AM - 4:30PM; weekends and holidays, 10AM - 5PM. Admission. 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

USD is the native currency. Opened in 1989 and renovated Ongoing. There are 98 rooms on 9 floors. Time zone Eastern. Check in time is 3PM. Check out time is 1PM. Total number of guest rooms - 98. 78 non-smoking rooms, 2 handicapped rooms
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