The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that 2016 was its highest convention booking year ever with 713 events and 903,199 hotel room nights secured for future years. This is an 18.2 percent increase in the number of events and a 5.8 percent increase in room nights secured during 2015.
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Meredith Megan Rebar, owner of Home Brewed Events and Certified Cicerone, didn’t fall in love with craft beer until she tried one of the brews at Zeno’s Pub, a local dive favorited by her fellow Penn State alumni.
“I went to Penn State, which is a party school and I wanted more than was offered at parties,” Rebar says. “I stayed in the area during the summer and discovered an underground bar with great craft beer that had unique, different flavors. That’s when I fell in love with craft beer.”
Top of the Tower has officially changed their name to Sky Philadelphia. While the name’s new, their great food, friendly staff and fabulous views remain the same. They have been a private events venue for 23 years!
In March 2015, they opened Sky Brunch to the public and in June 2016, they opened Sky Garten—the only high-up open-air observation deck in the city—operated in partnership with the famed German restaurant, Brauhaus Schmitz.
Philly’s Fishtown neighborhood is home to the latest location of the Revolutions; Eat Drink Rock & Bowl bowling alley chain, an entertainment hub with a laundry list of amenities. The fifth Revolutions location officially opened its doors on Sept. 30, 2016. The factory-turnedbowling-alley has everything you need to have a fun-filled corporate event.
It may be part of a larger collection, but Davio’s King of Prussia certainly stands on its own two feet. This 10,000-square-foot restaurant bills itself as a Northern Italian steakhouse and with seasonally inspired Italian cuisine spotlighting homemade pastas and prime Brandt beef, it does just that.
—1.5 oz. Malfy Gin
—.75 oz. lavender syrup
—.75 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. Crème de Violette
Courtesy of Davio’s, King of Prussia
Running an inn often appears on retirement wish lists, but shadow Mike Amery, owner and innkeeper of the Inn at Bowman’s Hill in New Hope, and you might discover that you don’t have the energy. This peripatetic Brit certainly isn’t whiling away his afternoons. Instead, he’s busy greeting guests at breakfast, booking reservations and attending to seemingly tiny details like shooing a fly from the jam.
Pennsylvania Meetings + Events’ inaugural Best of Pennsylvania event was held on Oct. 6, 2016 at Philadelphia’s Top of the Tower. The event was attended by almost 150 representatives from across the industry, including venues, services, products and planners. Awards were given to readers’ choice winners, as well as editor’s picks.
For the sixth year in a row, Woodloch Pines in Hawley, Pa., has been named one of the best hotels for families by TripAdvisor. It ranks 17th in the United States, according to their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. Their sister property, The Lodge at Woodloch, was listed the 22nd best hotel in America.
This fall, Philadelphia is going to look even brighter! The Mural Arts program has just announced its Monument Lab, a citywide public art and history project that will create temporary public art installations in 10 locations across the city. It will last for nine weeks and is co-produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia and curators Paul Farber, Ken Lum and A. Will Brown. The exhibition will take place Sept. 16 through Nov. 19, 2017, and will be featured in the five original William Penn Center City squares as well as five neighborhood parks throughout the City of Philadelphia.
Countless people head to museums and galleries each year hoping to be touched by a meaningful piece of art or to view something with historic significance. And whether one enjoys looking at sculptures, portraits, photography, old documents or even early transportation devices, there’s no shortage of museums in the state of Pennsylvania for people to check out and enjoy