Philadelphia

Bringing Hollywood to Your Next Event

Studio Movie Grill—the in-theater dining organization with locations across the country—has expanded its roots to Philadelphia.

Three new locations also are slated to open in Simi Valley, Calif., Dallas and Houston. The company was founded in 2000, and by year’s end they will have 24 locations across 10 states.   

Register for PAMPI's Roaring Gala

Don’t miss out on PAMPI’s June gala!

The event is slated for June 17 from 5:30–10 p.m. at the stunning Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel. The theme is Supper Club throwing back to the glamour, sophistication and jazz of the 1920s. Black tie is optional—but you’ll want to look your spiffiest regardless!

Tourism Makes Huge Impact for Philadelphia

Last week, Visit Philadelphia released their annual report that confirmed what those in Philly already knew—travel and tourism make a huge economic impact on the city.

Destination Spas Put the Zen Into Your Next Meeting

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If destination spas have you thinking girlfriend getaways or mother-daughter retreats, it’s time to put down the mouse and pick up the chakra bowl. Destination spas, with their contemplative ambiance and tucked-away setting, are perfect for smaller groups that want to really get away from it all and get to know one another better. “We are ideal for groups who want to concentrate on their goals,” says Brooke Jennings Roe, director of marketing and public relations at The Lodge at Woodloch. Pennsylvania just so happens to be home to several award-winning spas.

PHLCVB Celebrates Tourism Week

During this past week, cities across the U.S. united to observe National Travel & Tourism Week, a yearly tradition established by a Congressional resolution in 1983. The event honors the important contributions the travel industry makes to the economy.

Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurants Make Other States Green With Envy

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Do images of flavorless tofu and bean sprouts come to mind when you hear the words “vegetarian food”? As recently as five or 10 years ago, it was difficult for anyone embracing an animal-free diet to find restaurants that would accommodate their tastes and preferences. Things have changed; today’s health conscious diners can enjoy some of the most creative and surprising cooking throughout the entire state. According to Andrea Kyan from Philadelphia’s P. S.

PHLCVB CEO Meets at the White House

Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau met with travel industry leaders from across the nation at the White House on April 29 to discuss the affect of international trade policies on various business sectors, including travel, with senior Obama administration officials.

PAMPI Needs YOU!

The PAMPI Gala Committee is soliciting help to create a supper club at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel.

They’re looking for support with décor, entertainment, excitement and anything that can make the upcoming gala an event to be remembered. Specifically, they need a floral partner, audio-visual team, musicians, photo booths and anyone else willing to lend a hand!

To offer your assistance, contact Emily Cathy Diem, director, special events, at cathy.diem@hilton.com or 732.296.8015.

Mayoral Candidates Forum

All seven Philadelphia mayoral candidates recently met to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the travel and tourism industry.

The candidates met during the Mayoral Candidates Forum on Hospitality and Tourism, hosted by five major tourism industry organizations at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia. The organizations were the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority and Visit Philadelphia.

Meet Martha Falcon

These interviews are part of a new series we’re doing that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Martha Falcon was recently hired as executive director, marketing and communications for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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