If those aren’t enough facts for you, then consider this, Philadelphia was also the location of the very first organised US protest held against slavery, the Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery in 1688. Not to mention it was the city where the Founding Fathers signed the US Constitution.
With such historic importance, it should come as no surprise that Philly has a magnetic pull on tourists, with more than five million tourists drawn by the currents of history to walk through the hallowed paths of the Independence National Historical Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; adding to an impressive total of 42 million domestic tourists in 2016.
One of these properties, the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center, in another notable achievement by the city, claims to be the highest positioned hotel in the States and the country’s tenth highest building in the United States. So. I thought it was, ahem, high-time to take a look at the MICE products of this exceptional location.
Event spaces include the Grand Terrace Ballroom with adjacent foyer and 1,348 square foot (125 square metre) outdoor terrace, as well as the smaller Arch Ballroom on the 5th floor; an easily accessed executive boardroom on the 2nd floor; and three additional spaces atop the Hotel on the 59th floor that can be configured for receptions of up to 80 guests against a backdrop of sparkling city lights.
Natural light shines in every room, and the hotel will offer meeting planners, event hosts and wedding couples the opportunity to work with celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham.
|Fifth floor||Size (sq. ft.)|
|Arch Ballroom Foyer||2,122||–||–||200|
|Grand Terrace Ballroom||4,554||400||280||500|
|Grand Terrace Ballroom Foyer||2,339||–||–||300|
|Fairmount & Calder Foyer||754||–||–||80|
Discussing the launch of the property last week Christian Clerc, president of worldwide hotel operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts said: “This exceptional new property represents the very best of Four Seasons.
“From architecture to design, artistry and innovation, culinary mastery and wellness expertise, we have worked closely with our visionary partners at Comcast and Liberty Property Trust to assemble an all-star team of virtuosos who are elevating Four Seasons service, quality and artistry to new heights.”