Perfectly located in the heart of Center City a few steps away from the historical attractions, is the Loews Philadelphia Hotel located only an hour and a half by train from New York City. It occupies the PSFS Building, a National Historic Landmark and the world’s first modernist skyscraper. Designed by George Howe and William Lescaze, the 1932 skyscraper is considered to be one of the country’s most significant architectural structures.
With its central location, you are within walking distance to the main cultural monuments and also the best culinary spots. Guests of the hotel can enjoy exquisite dining at Bank & Bourbon, a traditional American restaurant with a special modern twist. The Loews Philadelphia hotel reflects a modern and luxurious style encompassing 581 guestrooms including 12 suites and 54 club rooms, 47,000 square feet of unique functional space, three ballrooms and a state of the art 15,000 square foot fitness center facility.
The hotel is also only a short walk towards the Flower Show, the nation’s premier horticultural event. With more than 100 vendors, the Flower Show showcases some incredible treasures, where you can enjoy local delights while viewing the different demonstrations, landscape designs, and horticulture stands. To keep up with the beauty of Mother Nature and the wonderful weather that goes along with it, we need to mention another paradise that must be visited: the Longwood Gardens. Spread over 1,077 acres (including 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens) of lush flowers and foliage from all over the globe, the Longwood Gardens are speechless. Its natural beauty will transport you to another world and the incredible story of each specific plant provides an ancient source of knowledge that we should all have the opportunity to hear.
On the cultural side of Philadelphia, the Wyeth family left their legacy and history in the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art. Andrew Wyeth was one of America’s most recognized and beloved artist whose work is exhibited at the Museum alongside a collection of American art that includes works by N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. The museum also offers guided offsite tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio and Kuerner Farm. Take in the breathtaking atmosphere at the riverside Millstone Café at the Brandywine Museum of Art.