THE WEDDING PLANNERS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, PHILADELPHIA / By Tony BAR / Philadelphia /
TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE NEWS / New York
Asnowbound Philadelphia meant that a bride and groom weren’t able to leave the Ritz-Carlton to get to their wedding venue.
Incredibly, with a mere four hours’ notice, the hotel organised a full-scale wedding, on site, for the guests – complete with personalised menu, cake, lighting, flowers, photographer and eight-piece band.
It’s a jaw-dropping piece of teamwork by the Ladies and Gentlemen that more than does justice to the grandiose environs of the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton, a neoclassical beauty hewn from 9,000 tonnes of Georgian marble.
A history of service Situated a few minutes’ walk from Philadelphia landmarks such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Square, the standards of service here take guests back to an earlier age of personal touches.
Let the team guide you from the newly refurbished guest rooms and suites to the inventive flavours created by chef Richard Sandoval in his Latin-themed in-house restaurant,
Aqimero, to the warmed-stone massages and honey hydration wraps on offer in the luxurious Richard D’Ambra salon and spa.
Local insight If you’re stepping outside the doors of this majestic building, the Ladies and Gentlemen can point you in the best direction for dining, drinking and sightseeing, as well as arranging reservations and city tours.
Current Philly hotspots include the craft ale specialists Digest, ultra-creative fusion dishes at Southwark and “buck-a-shuck” crustaceans at Oyster House.
And, of course, if you want a legendary Philly cheesesteak then the Ladies and Gentlemen know which joints serve up the tastiest specimens.
From foodie wows to wedding vows, thanks to the Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, nothing is beyond the realms of possibility.