We celebrated a long birthday weekend at The Rittenhouse and I must say that the level of service this hotel provided is without equal in the States.
We were particularly spoiled by Sylvain and his restaurant team, who at every meal wished me a happy birthday and sent treats, but to be fair everyone we encountered was the perfect blend of friendliness mixed with professionalism.
The public areas are grand, the slightly rooms less so, and showing some wear with scuff marks on the paint and nicks in the furniture. However, we had a lovely view of the park and the sofa and chair in our room were freshly upholstered.
The food is thoughtfully prepared and presented with interesting combinations and a wine list to match. The corn risotto with truffle shavings has been on my mind since the first bite I took. Magnificent.
We have no real reason to travel to Philly, but because of the level of service The Rittenhouse provided us, coupled with the food prepared, we are going to at least try to make it an annual stay.
One more thing... Don't miss afternoon tea. We are avid tea takers, and the room is the ideal place to relax the afternoon away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Forbes Four Star Award winning Rittenhouse Hotel is rated one of the top hotels in the world as well as #1 hotel in Pennsylvania by Travel + Leisure. The Rittenhouse has an ideal location directly on Rittenhouse Square for business or pleasure. Guests may walk out with easy access to boutique shopping, restaurants and the Center City business district is just steps away. The guestrooms at the Rittenhouse are the largest in the city, the smallest measuring 450-600 square feet, with views of Rittenhouse Square or University City. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, overnight shoe shine and newspaper delivery to their room. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse is one of the top restaurants in Philadelphia with panoramic views of Rittenhouse Square. Immerse yourself in an oasis of relaxation in Center City with a menu of massage and salon services, spa packages and fitness center at the Rittenhouse Spa, Salon & Health Club with hair by Paul Labrecque. ... more less
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